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[Update 11/1/2011] – Congratulations to the winners of this contest, Tallaslint and rdejam!


Comment for your chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates to Britex Fabrics’ amazing online store!

BritexFabrics.com offers a stunning array of fabrics, buttons, ribbons and lace trims, and more and is the Internet home of brick-and-mortar store Britex Fabrics, a must-visit for any sewer or crafter in the San Francisco-area since 1952! We love their products, and were so excited to use their fabric, lining and vintage buttons for our Turquoise Tweed Cape project.

Until Tuesday, November 1st, you have an opportunity to win one of two $50 gift certificates.

To enter, answer the following question: What kind of fabrics would you like to see Britex Fabrics selling online? Two winners will be selected.

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle

146 Comments

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    Oct 27, 2011, 02.36 PMby nyphertiti

    HIgh end printed knits would be great to see!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 01.51 PMby krystalpete

    I’m always looking for interesting shirting and lightweight voiles for making modern and classy kids clothes.

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    Oct 27, 2011, 11.12 AMby aldara

    I’m always on the lookout for good quality knits! Wool fabric in pretty colors are great, too!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 08.05 AMby Margit Klade

    more natural fabrics like linen.

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    Oct 27, 2011, 04.27 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    cotton fabrics because my country has hot climate….

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    Oct 27, 2011, 03.49 AMby swetcapri1

    I love the site already, but some more cotton fabrics in fashionable prints .

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    Oct 27, 2011, 03.25 AMby Brooke Price

    Love this! Totally added to my project list!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 01.57 AMby jillsparks

    Rayon, rayon, rayon!!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 01.40 AMby shopjomama

    I’d love to see tapestry like stitched designs with lots of texture in stretch knits and wool blends for ponchos and skirts (please:)

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    Oct 27, 2011, 01.24 AMby Valeria Martinez

    I would like to see more cottons fabrics with more fashionable prints. Besides some twills, “poppli” and pique for easy making garmets, especially when you are new sewing.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 11.10 PMby Patricia Spencer

    Light weight cotton, you can never have enough!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 10.04 PMby grainline

    Definitely even more cottons than there are, especially nice prints.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 09.12 PMby kate1313

    Britex have the best wool fabrics. One thing I have trouble finding is good twills- I like fine wool and silk twills.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 08.38 PMby Hester van Eeden

    I’d love to see ecofriendly fabrics, where animals, people or children were not harmed.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 08.16 PMby euma

    I’d like to see knits, but I have to admit I love their wools, where I live it’s not easy to get wool in other colour than black.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 08.05 PMby littlejay

    I am a fabric addict. Free fabric is my idea of heaven!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 07.43 PMby G-A-

    I would love to see ethical or ecofabrics but in really good quality such as blends of hemp and silk or organic cotton, in nice, soft shades.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 07.33 PMby tinapickles

    Hmmm…. vintage inspired shirting fabric. Or wools Those are the two I’m really into working with right now.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 06.45 PMby tanetane

    bathing trunks fabric.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 06.21 PMby Nigel Mansfield

    Shirting fabric, its just not easy to find good material to make smart shirts for office wear.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.48 PMby Erin Duane

    I need vintage! The more, the merrier. Vintage tweeds, vintage velour, vintage anything. I know it’s not 100% practical, since remnants are probably easier to find, but I would die to get 5 yards of some gorgeous vintage grandma-esque polyester.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.41 PMby rosmoj

    would love to see home decor fabrics for pillows and curtains.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.21 PMby calafia110

    I have not worked with wool yet, but am so in love with this shade of this blue. As women we wear so much black! I think a cape like this is great opporuntity for us to add color into our wardrobe. I looked at the tweeds and wish there were better color offerings, like deep purples, reds, burgundies. Summer is over and cannot really see myself wearing pink in the fall/winter and own too many black and grey coats already.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.04 PMby nellyvdb

    Handmade woven fabrics, tapestry, ethnic.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.37 PMby v3g4n

    I’d like to see more organic fabrics, and eco-friendly ones. Think hemp, bamboo.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.21 PMby hayleyroper

    lots of lovely knit fabrics please!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.00 PMby joen

    I love working with ponte wool knits. They are so very comfortable to wear and create a work wardrobe that looks and feels fabulous!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.40 PMby maschmidt121

    I’d like to see more jersey too.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.31 PMby whynotmakeit

    I would love to see Britex selling prints, on cotton, jersey and silk. I think it is possible to buy lovely coloured fabrics online but beautiful prints are so rare!Another thing I would love to see is a good collection of recycled and eco-friendly fabrics. Could the online shop even have a section where customers could put up fabric they have bought and sell it to other customers, like a fabric exchange?

    I love the Britex shop in SF, I hope to visit it again later this year.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.23 PMby lala86

    Hi there! well, I’d love to see those kind of fabrics you don’t easily get around the corner. As I live in Argentina, the cost of shipping the fabric is high. But I’m well disposed into paying for it, only if fabric is worth it and I won’t get it nearby. So I’m guessing a full textured fabric such as quilted ones or already done patchworks. Also full embroidered fabric would be nice. Then I’ll like to see what pieces match with the fabric I’m choosing, as I’ve noticed that the online shop doesn’t give that option as well as a “you may also like…” section. Thanks!!

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