I'm going to use some Linen for my Stitching Every Day project.... mostly because I have some in-house. It came from www.fabrics-store.com and it is their Signature Finish. It comes 59" wide (mine is 58", tho I may have washed it, previously) and I cut 2 strips from selvage to selvage, 13" wide. I will then hem it (double folded of 0.5"; using cotton thread), before I scour** it in preparation for naturally dyeing it. My goal is 2 pieces about 11" wide by a minimum of 53" wide... so that I can make monthly templates on 8.5" x 11" graph paper.
** Scour instructions - Wash on hot in a washing machine on gentle using 1 tsp Synthropol or 1 tsp. pH neutral dish soap. Hold damp for dyeing.