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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!

For crafters, couturiers or connoisseurs… Selvedge magazine is for everyone who loves textiles.

Inspiring and informative, Selvedge is the only magazine to cover every facet of textiles – interiors, fashion, fine art, travel and shopping – in an intelligent, stylish and contemporary way.

Textiles made with time, thought and skill in a magazine produced in exactly the same way. Each issue offers quality writing, the world’s best textile photography and original illustration.

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


This giveaway is sponsored by Selvedge

*Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/6/11] – Congratulations to member kirstenrana for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 2!


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    Dec 14, 2011, 12.43 PMby hauntedathome

    Recycled cashmere, lightly felted…it sews beautifully byhand or machine and is so cozy.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.10 AMby greenajah

    Cotton, so versatile and light, can take a lot more punishment than silk or organza

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.09 AMby greenajah

    Cotton, so versatile and light, can take a lot more punishment than silk or organza

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    Dec 13, 2011, 09.56 PMby anomaly14

    Organic fabrics because I worry about all the chemicals going into the soil used to make cotton.

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    Dec 7, 2011, 02.10 PMby boomer57

    I love cottons…especially tana lawn cottons. I love the softness that cottons have against the skin.

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    Dec 5, 2011, 01.04 PMby punkiepies

    I love cotton.

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    Dec 5, 2011, 12.37 PMby mcgee

    Alpaca!!! definitely Alpaca…

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    Dec 4, 2011, 09.08 PMby Barbara Galvin

    The oh-so-versitile cottons! Wonderful for everything from simple curtains to Sinday dresses, and even upholstering.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 08.41 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)


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    Dec 4, 2011, 02.20 AMby aluckmann

    I love working with wool suiting. I live in Minnesota, where most of the time the weather is a bit cooler, so a lined wool garment is the perfect way to stay warm (and stylish)!

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    Dec 4, 2011, 02.15 AMby representativekelly

    What is your favorite fabric to work with? I like cotton which is a natural choice. Cotton is easy to sew and it comes in a great array of colors and prints as well.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 01.41 AMby jennyrecorder

    Cotton voile, I make a fair bit of lingerie and it is cool to wear, less wrinkly than poplin ( and way cooler) and easier than lawn, all in all, a beautiful fabric :)

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    Dec 4, 2011, 12.16 AMby lisbeth-s

    Cotton, it is easy to handle.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.25 PMby treadsoftly

    Fabrics that are organic/sustainable or "up"cycled. Type? Wool, cotton.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.16 PMby Glaroslol

    Bamboo…easy to sew and great to wear

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.14 PMby mixtlii

    Fleece is so easy!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.10 PMby sewneenee

    Wool it is so versatile and always gives such lovely results! It can be traditional, but also is so “moldable” that the sky is the limit when working with it.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.55 PMby wzrdreams

    Wool is my favorite fiber to work with… probably because it is so versatile. But if I must answer about a fabric fabric, I would say batiste because it can be made from a variety of fibers and blends and it is soft, delicate, and feminine.

    I love Selvedge magazine!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.12 PMby daisylynn

    i love cottons and wool. Linen is lovely too1

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.24 PMby vasea

    Cotton is the best

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.06 PMby steffiii87

    cotton and wool

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    Dec 3, 2011, 05.54 PMby dewreb

    I love structured looks, so I like bottomweights…blend doesn’t matter all that much to me, I love the firm yet stretchiness.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 04.09 PMby anneleen roos

    I like to work with cotton.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.45 PMby Seeks Corey

    Do you really mean the deadline is today at 10? It looks like that’s when you posted the giveaway. I really enjoyed working with some crepe in recent projects, and totally want to learn how to work with silk soon.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.33 PMby Laura Bolčina

    I love cotton and cotton jersey; they’re easy to work with.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.21 PMby Romanssi

    Cotton :)

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.58 PMby corvus

    I have a thing for sewing knits. I know a lot of people have problems with them, but to me the fit is so much more forgiving with knit fabrics!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.58 PMby SewSunshine

    Radiance is a must if you have not tried it. A wonderful cotton/silk blend that sews like cotton but feels and looks like silk.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.48 PMby krncpa

    High quality cotton…

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.39 PMby Dibii

    I like to work with wools, cottons and linens.

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