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    May 11, 2010, 03.57 PMby rachelnicole

    i love the durability, workability, and just plain loveliness of cotton. It is my go to fabric when I’m working on making my own patterns or adjusting another. I know how to manipulate it and when I mess up it tends to help me hide the errors, what else could I ask for!

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    May 11, 2010, 01.21 AMby beastofcotton

    I enjoy working with organic and hemp fabrics because doing so reduces my impact on the environment. Luckily, these fabrics are becoming more prevalent and affordable as the market for them grows.

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    May 9, 2010, 10.49 AMby sewnbyangela

    I love working with fine corduroy. It has extra body that makes sewing easier.

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    May 8, 2010, 05.48 PMby jswilley5

    cotton, because it’s easy to find. And comes in all colors and patterns

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    May 8, 2010, 04.09 PMby rachelily

    I absolutely love working with sheer fabrics, especially organza. It has a more workable stiffness and doesn’t slip too much. I think seams in sheer fabrics are beautiful (French seams, of course) because when you hold the garment up to a window or light source, you see this faint outline of seaming that is like a skeleton of the garment. It’s just so interesting!

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    May 7, 2010, 06.53 PMby hooksvsneedles

    Cotton has to be my fav. It’s so easy to work with, and I find most weaves are super forgiving of my newbie need to tear out seams and try again. And it stays put! A total winner.

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    May 7, 2010, 11.35 AMby hands-of-gold

    cotton - simple, easy to work with and wear . . . love to recycle or is that upcycle clothes and cotton fits the bill…

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    May 7, 2010, 02.53 AMby strawberryfreckles

    I like to work with cotton. It is easy to learn new techniques on and to practice with simple ideas.

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    May 7, 2010, 02.13 AMby chromosapien

    I like cotton as well. It is easy to work with and wear, and is more ecofriendly than synthetic fibers, honestly. Plus, with 100+ degree summers in Texas, I can’t imagine using another type of fabric!

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    May 6, 2010, 05.52 PMby laugh434

    Cotton – it can be simple, basic, classic… and yet very versatile, trendy, unique. Plus it’s easy to work with.

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    May 6, 2010, 01.34 AMby sewenggirl88

    cotton is the easiest to work with and the most comfortable to wear! I especially like light weight cottons like lawn and voile

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    May 5, 2010, 04.05 PMby omatic

    I love me some silk and velvet. But I honestly must agree with the rest of the crew and say cotton…cause it’s the easiest to work with and it’s oh so comfy to wear.

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    May 5, 2010, 04.04 PMby elegantmusings

    Sheer cottons—like lawn, batiste, voile, etc.—are my favorite fabrics to work with. I love the lightness both of the weight and weave of the fabric—and it’s one of my favorite summertime materials to work with!

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    May 5, 2010, 03.52 PMby sewella

    I love working with cotton – it’s reliable, pleasant for work and wear!

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    May 5, 2010, 03.43 PMby pikkupossu

    Cotton (and all the other natural fibers) because it is easy to sew, it can be washed and ironed carelesly and it comes in all the possible colours and prints

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    May 5, 2010, 03.42 PMby thomnormasmama

    I would have to say cotton. It’s so versatile and easy.

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    May 5, 2010, 02.47 PMby fripperie

    Tough call between cotton sateen and silk organza – both lovely, a pleasure to work with, and incredibly useful for so many projects!

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    May 5, 2010, 02.37 PMby digitalangel

    I love cotton. It comes in a billion colors and patterns, lightweight, breathable, durable, and it doesn’t upset my cranky sewing machine!

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    May 5, 2010, 02.30 PMby jbsewingbee

    I’m a 100% Cotton girl. It’s easy to work with and consistent. You know exactly what you are going to get. Plus it’s affordable!

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    May 5, 2010, 02.28 PMby atanaka

    cotton, yes.

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    May 5, 2010, 02.26 PMby labetenoir

    I’m going to go against the grain and say… cotton! haha. cotton knit, waxed cotton- but especially cotton linen. not only is it versatile but it’s wearable. there’s nothing worse than a cute-looking dress that makes you feel hot and muggy. Anything made with cotton is, to me, as comfy as a tracksuit.

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    May 5, 2010, 02.21 PMby paulacionismo

    Cotton rules!!! Easy to work with and resistant :)

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    May 5, 2010, 02.19 PMby margaridagodinho

    My favorite fabric is cotton. I like to work it because is very versátil.

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    May 5, 2010, 01.42 PMby juneandjuly

    Favourite fabric to work with is double gauze cotton. It’s so flowy and wonderful! Plus you can get some of the awesome Echino fabrics in double gauze.

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    May 5, 2010, 05.25 AMby hstorm799

    Definitely Cotton. It is so versatile and easy to work with; it breathes and is comfortable, can come in many different weights, finishes, and sheens, and it’s widely available and affordable. It is rare to find a pattern that can’t be made up in a cotton.

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    May 5, 2010, 02.08 AMby happytomodachi

    I enjoy working with reclaimed cotton knits. I like cotton—I like the way it feels when I wear it, especially cotton knits. It’s so comfy. I like working with reclaimed cotton knits because I like using what already exists and giving it a new life & look. I also find reclaimed cotton knits so versatile. There are so many ways to be creative with it.

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    May 5, 2010, 12.10 AMby amywashere

    wool. I am continually amazed with the properties of wool. it can look sleek and refined or rugged and durable, be woven or knit, it regulates temperature and keeps you warm even when wet and sheep are cute. And I also tend to be a fan of tartan and tartan and wool just go together like peas and carrots.

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    May 4, 2010, 05.48 PMby kaleidoscopeeyes8

    I like working with cotton. It is basic, I know, but it is light-weight and easy to use. Plus, there are options of it in every color, with every pattern. I also like flannel, for the same reasons.

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