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Welcome to Day 2 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Three-Year Subscription to Selvedge Magazine! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Saturday, December 3rd to be entered to win!

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


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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.40 PMby merrier

    I’m a beginner, so I’ve only really worked with cotton. I’ve found linen easy to work with. I can’t wait to “stretch out” into some knits like ponte.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.39 PMby Sescún Marías

    Rough cotton, curtain cotton… not as thick as denim, but easy to handle… I am not patient enough to work with light fabrics!! :P

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.35 PMby brcurrs

    Satin – the shimmer of the fabric is woth work. It is so festive.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.33 PMby carolinegreeven

    My former MIL gave me three lengths of chic-ly psychedelic Thai silk she bought on vacation there in the 60s. These are my favorite fabrics, both for their unique color-saturated designs, and the history that comes with them. Ilovethe connection I feel both to a woman I was very fond of, and a time I can never visit.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.33 PMby karmologyclinic

    I love linen and linen blends! I also love silk but I don’t enjoy sewing it so much.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.32 PMby dgporter

    100 per cent cotton, the tighter the thread count the better.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.31 PMby mystitches

    it is tough to choose just one. I’ve always loved working with wool, but lately also soft fluid knits. guess it depends on the day and the project!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.29 PMby brunettetruth

    I really like cotton, particularly cotton sateen.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.28 PMby devilvenus

    I love cute printed cottons. They are all awesome 。◕‿◕。

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.25 PMby Veronique Salazar

    i’ve been doing flannel pyjamas for my daughter so right now my favorite is flannel with really fun colorfull prints

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.25 PMby Tai B

    i’m a beginner so i love working with any kind of stretch knit fabric,

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.24 PMby amberwork

    I like cute printed cottons – so versatile!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.21 PMby tsedai

    Cotton and wool are just so well behaved, I love them. But if I had to pick one fabric I would have to go with stretch velvet because I use it for skating costumes and I always love the end results.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.17 PMby just-duckee

    Oh, my favorite is wool. There is just something wonderful about the feel of wool on your skin.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.13 PMby bitterbunny

    right now it’s cotton, but I’m hoping to start working on silk and other nicer stuff once I improve my sewing :-)

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.12 PMby joen

    I have been working with ponte knits right now they are very easy to work with and comfy to wear to work. I enjoy working with boucle wool, and cottons too. Selvedge looks like a fabulous magazine!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.06 PMby kate-internet

    Just plain old cotton as one knows what one gets when touching it. I have worked with great chiffons as well – but also with some that were really hard to handle and so i am a bit intimidated by it.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.04 PMby vintagegal

    I love silk, especially chiffon and dupioni.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 03.57 PMby Podbod18

    I love wool, the funny smell when you steam it, the feel and drape, plus it cuts and sews really well :)

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    Dec 2, 2011, 03.55 PMby jenss-1

    Wool, because of its flexibility, is my overall favorite fabric to work with. It can be moulded with steam, and different weights and weaves provide quite different effects. It’s also usually fairly easy to handle in the sewing process. As a natural fiber there’s no petrochemicals in the material, which makes wool a relatively environmentally friendly choice–a definite plus!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 03.54 PMby auschick

    anything with a fun print :)

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    Dec 2, 2011, 03.51 PMby mcglen8

    Linen, but there is no way I could make that coat on the cover of Selvedge! It is gorgeous!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 03.50 PMby ashleyraine

    I like working with upholstery fabrics. The lines are so clean and crisp on them (if you sew it correctly!). I just made some curtains from upholstery fabric and I really like the way it feels under the machine foot.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 03.50 PMby suzeb

    Right now I’m really enjoying with knits.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 03.49 PMby kallers

    I’d have to say silk dupioni. It’s a lovely fabric, and very easy to sew.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 03.48 PMby captain-obvious

    If I had to choose only one, then it would be wool. I love sewing changing people’s perception of wool by sewing fabulous things.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 03.44 PMby vwbug74

    Seriously, you want me to choose just one fabric?! I’d have to say silk and satin. I love the feel of them and sewing them is difficult but satisfying. -D

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