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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.35 PMby anneleen roos

    I love the texture of Spoonflower’s linen-cotton canvas. It’s easy to work with for a novice sewer, like me!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.58 PMby Khala Foster

    I love working with wools!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.49 PMby G-A-

    Cotton! And cotton-linen or cotton-silk blends for the extra texture and shine.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.37 PMby aur0ra

    My favorites are knits and cottons. But I love the feel of silks and soft wools.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.24 PMby dobleufa

    definitly cotton. It´s so easy to work with!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.22 PMby mochimo

    I love linen. But then I sew a lot of rayon or wool jersey…

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.00 PMby lecsmiscellany

    I love cotton. It’s so easy and it takes pressing so well. Love it!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.43 PMby coisasfugidias

    I love linen, cotton and silk/cotton blend!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.40 PMby giec

    Cotton knits. Is that crazy?

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.18 PMby elsa

    My favorite is cotton and rayon jersey knit.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.18 AMby libra-s

    I like cotton and wool. they are easy to handle during cutting and sewing.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.12 AMby queenvanilla

    Cotton or wool.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.11 AMby carlachan

    cotton, easy to handle

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.56 AMby Wendy Christie

    Everyone uses it but you can’t beat cotton.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.01 AMby anneleen roos

    I love silk, silk chiffon and lace as they create such timless and elegant peices and work beautifully with ethnic / vintage trims! Fashion Fabrics & Accessories Designer Kirtika.patel@ hotmail.co.uk

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.37 AMby angelical

    I love to work with linen, nettle, wool and cotton, but nettle might just be my favourite!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.11 AMby bttn

    I love wool, it’s so easy to work with it.

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      Dec 3, 2011, 09.14 AMby bttn

      sorry for the multiple post, something went wrong

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.48 AMby barbarag

    old flea market finds in linen lace and cotton

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.59 AMby lillesauen

    I love wool! Like the feeling of sewing in something thick, haha. Also, I get great results when i sew with wool.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.53 AMby miip

    I love working with silks, both of the stiff sorts and the light and flowing ones – its sometimes challenging to work with, but the draping and shape of a finished garment are always worth it.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.50 AMby makurochan

    i love wool, but any natural fiber is great by me (cotton, linen, silk, etc.)

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.46 AMby sewmyway

    My favourites are cottons, linens and wools- I find them easy to work with and the texture of the weave is so beautiful.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.29 AMby escorpio

    I like working with silks and satin. I just love how put together the look becomes when working with these fabrics. Then I rarely do it, since I don’t have many occasions to wear fancy clothing (not to confuse with fancy costume, which I also seldom wear).

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.48 AMby platinum76

    Cotton and fleece – they are so versatile and I just love them for any craft or sewing adventure I create!!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.22 AMby Jackie Brown

    I’m just a newbie to sewing so I can only say that I love using calico as it lets me make all the mistakes I want before I make a piece out of the “real” fabric.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.18 AMby dianajanssen

    Silk. And knits.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.03 AMby jumpingjessflash

    I’m just starting basics, so so far I’ve worked with mostly cotton, and it’s pretty versatile. Anything else I’ve sewn with has been a bit of a disaster. I’ll get there eventually though : )

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    Dec 3, 2011, 05.31 AMby runningwithscissors1

    cotton. It isn’t slippery and doesn have give to it. It goes through my sewing machine nice and easy.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 04.25 AMby lejn

    I love the shine and the feel of corduroy. It was my fabric of choice for my very first sewing project. But I can honestly say that I don’t have a favorite fabric and like them all, except for fur, of course. It is beautiful only when it is “worn” by wild animals.

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