I've cut out wee little dresses in this beautiful teal coloured fabric. Shhh, it is someone's Christmas gift. Actually, I'm okay since it is going to someone who doesn't read sewing blogs.
According to Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide, there is such a thing as cotton velvet!
The velvet pile will unravel on the lengthwise grain between two warp rows.And I learned something new today!