IL085 LEMONS FOLIAGE MLT-12 - 100% Linen - Middle (6.8 oz/yd2)

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Price: $15.70 per yard
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IL085 Lemon is a Jacquard cloth created by weaving different color threads to create intricate patterns - or paintings woven with thread. This particular design carries a lemon pattern with asymmetrical borders as a modern take on a traditional design. The fact that the borders are uneven forces us to create harmony, to go a little beyond what we usually do. 
The engineering of this cloth allows the Jacquard to be read equally well from either side - you have a reversible fabric that changes its dominant color scheme depending on what side you pick.The bright colors are a continuation of the modern aesthetic allowing these items to be right at home in traditional as well as modern interiors. Design created exclusively for F|S 

IL085 is woven out of the same long-staple wet-combed 100% linen thread we use to weave everyone's favorite All-Purpose medium weight IL019. However, because it needed to be thicker for towels, it has a 16% higher thread count and therefore a heavier weight of 6.8 ounces a square yard.

This fabric is narrow at 20" wide with a finished selvage - this allows you to spend less time cutting and sewing and get to the fun part of using your items sooner. Because this cloth is woven using the same size thread with nearly an identical thread count for warp and weft - the fabric will have even shrinkage of 8% both for length and width. Shrinkage is based on a warm wash and low-heat dry.

This fabric is 100% linen ( flax) and has received rigorous Oeko-Tex certification ensuring that the items are biodegradable, recyclable, and free of harmful toxins or irritants.

Narrow width does take some creative adjusting.

Narrow cloth is perfect for:

  • Bags
  • Placemats and napkins
  • Runners
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Appliance Covers
  • Potholders
  • Aprons
  • and, of course, Kitchen Towels ( these will leave no lint on glass and are great for fine china and crystal)

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL085 Narrow Width
Content : 100% Linen
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 49
Thread count weft : 48
Color : MLT-12
Weight : 6.8 oz/yd2
Width : 20 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


Do you have a photo of the fabric flat that shows selvedge to selvedge?

Anna • July 28, 2022

I added this to the site so you are able to see the pattern selvedge to selvedge.

Maureen • July 28, 2022

What length is recommended for a kitchen towel 20" wide (including hem allowance)?

Dennis • July 28, 2022

We have a tutorial that we offer for one of our other narrow linens, IL084 where we recommend cutting the linen in 27" increments. If you would like us to send that tutorial to you as a guideline, please email us at and reference this response.

Maureen • July 28, 2022
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Very Pretty Fabric!

Made dishtowels out of the green, yellow and orange. Washed and dried fabric before sewing. It did not shrink much in length as I still had almost 36" after drying. The fabric has a soft hand and was easy to work with. Haven't used them yet but hoping for good results!

Linda • May 6, 2022
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Very pretty.

I made 2 dishtowels and 2 potholders out of 2 yds of this fabric for my daughter's kitchen. Everything turned out so nice. It's so easy to work with and my daughter loved the colors.

Theresa • May 1, 2022
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Weave seems off.

I love the look of this fabric and the feel of it. I was making dish towels but ran into trouble when trying to get a straight edge with the weave. I have made other towels and washed them after sewing, accounting for the shrinkage when cutting them. With this fabric, and the green in particular, the towels came out quite skewed - pulling a thread to get a straight cutting line resulted in a significantly skewed shape and hem. I don't know if washing first would have corrected this or if it was a less than great batch that I got. Am interested to hear other's suggestions as I would love to make more towels.

Barbara • April 27, 2022
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Dish Towels

I plan to make dish towels with this bright lemon design. I have used the darker striped narrow linens for gift dish towels to my chef son-in-law. He loves their sturdiness. These lemon ones will be just for ME!

Kay • March 19, 2022
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Very Disappointed!

I love these linens, but the design of this one is off center. They said that it is part of the design, but it just looks like it's a second. So I can't use it for a gift.

Beth • March 18, 2022

Larger view of this linen.

Maureen • July 28, 2022

3 towels from the 3 different colors. Made mine about 28" long.

Linda • May 6, 2022

New kitchen curtains made from this jacquard lemon print. I love this fabric- just be aware when you buy it that you will need to have your project in mind to utilize the narrow width and the uneven edges. The very narrow edge on one side and wider edge on the opposite side were perfect for what I had in mind. And the shorter length for my curtains was planned on purpose- however, it used up the entire 2 yards of linen fabric that I purchased.

Pamela • April 25, 2022
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