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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

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


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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.42 PMby aldara

    Possibly rayon with a bit of poly content. Light and airy and slightly crease resistant. :)

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.38 PMby AnnaStevenson

    Silk! Especially Japanese silk, though I rarely get the chance to use it. Their rich array of techniques are incredible, whether for dyeing, weaving, or embroidery.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.34 PMby sala22

    I love sewing with cotton, it just glides through my machine!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.30 PMby psychorat

    I absolutely love silk. It is somehow glamorous and so nice to touch.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.29 PMby lizzzzziye

    For the fabric flower broches that I do i love to use silk, it gives them the texture of real flowers.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.27 PMby prettysweet

    Cotton poplin!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.27 PMby ggexpansive

    Cotton is the winner for me, for the act of sewing. But I do love knits as well, small mistakes do not ruin it.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.26 PMby laurel37

    For me, It’s all about the prints I can find, and cotton has the best variety available in my area. Plus, it’s straightforward and easy to handle. Just preshrink and go!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.25 PMby andreach

    Im obsessed with learning to be a pro at sewing with silk. I feel such accomplishment the better and better i get with it. Strange but true… Silk is my favorite fabric to work with!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.23 PMby Melody Maya Pollock

    I am a lover of cotton ans wool, shears and silk are nice but I LOVE cotton and wool or their versitility

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.21 PMby indigoeve

    I don’t have a favourite!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.16 PMby Erin Stringham

    Raw silk + wool felt. [ <3 Selvedge! ]

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.15 PMby emmens74

    What a fantastic giveaway – my favourite fabric has to be cotton, anything from quilting weight to home decor weight, but I also love a bit of laminated cotton!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.15 PMby GemthePrincess

    It has to be wool, so versatile and always in fashion. Im loving the plaid patterns that are around this year.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.14 PMby juniordeluxe

    Wool, every time! It presses well, it’s hard to burn with the iron, easy to handle and warm to wear.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.11 PMby kdschafer

    Cotton would have to be my favorite. It’s been a while since I’ve sewn anything linen, but it is my runner up.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.06 PMby jillybean0216

    Linen…by far!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.00 PMby mcgjean

    I enjoy working with lycra. I love the look of the serged edges and the recoil.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.56 PMby gdavid3039

    I love wool!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.53 PMby aprice


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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.53 PMby Cheryl Henderson

    Crisp Linen

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.52 PMby tspoon-1

    My favorite fabric to work with is cotton, but I love all natural fibers: wool, linen, cashmere… I love Selvedge! Thanks for the giveaway…

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.46 PMby indefatigablel

    I love cotton more than anything, so I’ll have to say plain ole cotton!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.46 PMby chocolatecake

    I LOVE working with knits: they make the coziest clothes to wrap up in!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.36 PMby Demi Aguilar

    I love working with cotton with a little bit of stretch.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.36 PMby Petitemess

    Any fabric non slippery

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.34 PMby RiaAnn

    Cotton and lightweight fabrics. I’m new to sewing so haven’t tried anything heavy…yet! But hope to try some different fabrics in 2012.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.26 PMby beccaod

    Jersey, it just seems so forgiving :)

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.20 PMby sunnipaine

    Wonderful magazine! I love working with cotton and linen.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.17 PMby tinat412

    I love to use light weight cotton and rayon. they are just so beautiful.

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