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


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    Dec 3, 2011, 04.20 AMby kim101

    I’m old school all the way, so wool for me.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 04.04 AMby dreaz03

    Now that I have a great serger, I love working with knits! Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 04.03 AMby roarah

    hmm… it’s so hard to choose! I love wools & tweeds because you can ‘mould’ them so nicely.

    I also love working with the stiffer silks (organza, duponi & so on).

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.56 AMby Christi Woglemuth

    I mainly sew with just cotton.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.40 AMby ananemone

    cotton, for sure.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.36 AMby elzeen

    Cotton! It always behaves just like you expect.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.29 AMby Judi Hartman

    I love cotton….the cool touch surrounding you when you slip your hand between the bolts of fabric; the crispness of a little girl’s dress, a little boy’s shirt; the cool welcoming touch of a pillowcase made of wonderful cotton.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.15 AMby Rachel Bain

    I love working with knits. I’m not too picky when it comes to actual fiber content (I literally can’t afford to be,) but I love fabrics that stretch and hug your body.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.00 AMby nouvellegamine

    cotton. it breathes wonderfully and come in so many weights it’s endlessly useful.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.54 AMby alexus1325

    My absolute fave fabrics to work with have been the few lengths of rayon jersey I’ve gotten a hold of! It’s softer and more fluid than cotton knits, and a wee bit more expensive. I’m so cheap :P

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.31 AMby flashabou

    I love cotton! I love cotton to quilt with, for clothing, for crafts, for gifts. I feel it is the most versitile and natural. VOTE COTTON!!!!! ;)

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.28 AMby Joy McCallister

    I love working with silk fabric

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.15 AMby myflorentine

    I love working with fabrics made from natural fibres. My faves are cotton and wool jersey.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.01 AMby Trish Iriye

    Love love love WOOLS! (Fingers crossed…hoping to win this!)

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.52 AMby freakusbzzz

    Silk dupion, it’s lovely and crispy and easy to handle

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.32 AMby btstars

    I really love working with knit fabric!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.47 AMby sewnbyangela

    I love working with babycord, fine corduroy. It’s wonderful for children’s winter clothes.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.24 AMby makroma

    I love linen for its elegance and comfort. It’s easy to work with too …

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.20 AMby helenmade

    My favourite fabric to sew with is silk. It behaves so well during the process and looks fabulous when finished.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 11.50 PMby becci

    I love wool. My favourite fabric in wovens and knits. But cotton comes a close second!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 11.44 PMby Cassandraj16

    I love working with plain old cotton in various forms.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 11.32 PMby mrempert

    I like working with knits, wovens, and suiting for me!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 11.21 PMby dameventh

    Cotton is my absolute favorite. Weather its woven or knit it’s always so comfortable!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 11.09 PMby reanns

    I recently attended a hands-on seminar taught by Katheryn Walker at the Puyallup Sewing Expo on Sewing with Silks. i had always had a fear of sewing anything silk – it wiggles, moves and slides all over the faceplate! But with her great instructions and the use of Palmer/Pletch’s fantastic product, Perfect Sew, anyone, even me, can sew any types of silks! So right now, I would have to say, sewing beautiful, sensuous, colorful silk is my favorite fabric. Everyone female family member iis getting a silk scarf for their Christmas gift!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.58 PMby matilda116

    These days I find myself leaning towards knits. I don’t know why but the drape of the jersey knits is lovely when it is done right on a maxi dress.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.51 PMby Claire Cooper

    I love wool – you can do loads with it and if it goes wrong there’s always a felted item to be made.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.47 PMby supergirl2000

    So far I’ve really only worked with cotton and linen – which I love. However, after reading all these comments I’m making my next project a wool one!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.37 PMby mlssfshn

    I’m going to have to go with a fiber over a fabric and say silk. I love it in it’s many forms from organza to taffeta and every weight and weave in between.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.37 PMby mlssfshn

    I’m going to have to go with a fiber over a fabric and say silk. I love it in it’s many forms from organza to taffeta and every weight and weave in between.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.33 PMby fuchsiamagellenica

    I discovered recently a gorgeous wool/rayon blend which looks and feels like wool (but less itchy) but sews and drapes like something much more pliable. Otherwise I love working with textile paper made from carded cocoon strippings, which isn’t in the least bit wearable but has been beautifully easy to work with for my artwear project! :D

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