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Comment to Win: What is your favorite fabric to work with?


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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.30 PMby fayedoll

    Favorite fabric? Well, that’s a no brainer – I love me some knits, and I’m also a lover of wool.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.30 PMby mashka

    I enjoy working with woven cotton fabrics, especially when I can find cotton fabric thicker than the average quilting cotton fabric. Wool is also a lot of fun to sew with, it is so versatile!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.20 PMby bemidjirose

    I love wool for most things, but cotton rules for quilts!!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.03 PMby NYAM Afia Cayee'

    I love sewing with Linen! <3 it!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.51 PMby ifmyheartbreaks

    Soft cottons have always been so forgiving. But with the leather setting on my machine, denim is becoming my new favorite fabric

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.49 PMby thecraftyone

    I’d have to say woven cotton cause it doesnt shift about and is easy to sew in terms of thickness.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.43 PMby spearle

    cotton or jersey—I am sort of a new learner still!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.37 PMby Redsonia

    I love working with wool and silk.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.33 PMby Heather McDonough

    I’d love to try my hand at working with wool.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.23 PMby enidb

    So far I’ve mostly worked with woven cotton. Looking to branch out.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.15 PMby cam557

    I love to work with knit fabrics

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.10 PMby bettyp858

    Wool – I love the way it transforms from a homemade look to handmade with a good steam iron!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.09 PMby keren

    What a dreamy giveaway! My gut is telling me to answer “cotton”. It comes in so many weights, it is crisp and can be soft or shiny, sheer or firm, sturdy, printed, striped… It’s a very sewing-friendly fabric and great for a variety of casual projects.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.08 PMby Dawn Lamb-Carpenter

    I’ve never even seen this magazine, now I have to go and find it.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.04 PMby sharonspils

    It has to be wool, it can be cool for summer and warm for winter and is a dream to work with.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.48 PMby lokicat

    Linen, I love the feel and the look of it.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.43 PMby euma

    mmmmhhhh, I’m afraid I don’t have a favourite fabric, it depends on each project.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.42 PMby catran

    Considering I’ve only worked with cotton…I’d have to say cotton. :)

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.37 PMby taysha1128


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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.32 PMby moorjenn

    Right now, I am thoroughly enjoying soft wool tweeds. Substantial and warm, soft and luxurious, but so easy to sew and work with!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.32 PMby Nancy Gallagher

    dupioni silk….no wait, lovely soft cotton jersey knit.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.18 PMby sexysealina

    I would have to say knits. They are so flexible and user friendly.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.17 PMby kirstenrana

    Cotton lawn – especially Liberty Tana – and rayon jersey for simple but gorgeous everyday dresses. But I collect silk of all kinds – lately silk ikats from Uzbekistan. They make stunning skirts.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.14 PMby raving

    Rather dull but I like plain weave cottons. Also, anything that doesn’t fray.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.14 PMby hayleyroper

    i actually really like working with corduroy. its so versatile

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.09 PMby monstery

    Hello. I love to use layers of lace!:)

    Thank you!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.03 PMby chicdan

    Right now I’ve been working with a lot of cotton. Just seems like my go to fabric at the moment! 2012 I am looking to get into linen a little more.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.02 PMby Shannon Kramp

    Tulle, I love making petticoats and tutus with it, plus it comes in so many colors.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.53 PMby jewels1974

    Cotton Voile, so versatile, soft and floaty, but so easy to sew and iron.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.50 PMby emily-marie

    at the moment, my favorite is wool gab. beautiful!

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