Amy Butler Pattern Giveaway!

Amy Butler has three great new patterns out and she’s generously contributed two of each for a giveaway here on True Up.


The Sun Surf Halter is a followup to her v-neck Cabo Halter top. It’s a great beginner pattern and has sizing for both women’s and girls’ sizes. Materials list here.


The Domestic Goddess Apron offers three differently styled aprons in three lengths, with handy features like pockets and towel loops. They can each be made in small/medium or large/extra large, so if you avoid “one size fits all” apron patterns, this is a good one to try. Materials list here.


The Birdie Sling is a roomy shoulder bag that is great for beginning sewists (and a nice introduction to pleats). Materials list here.

This giveaway comes at a time when I’m needing some help, so I hope you all don’t mind if I put you to work in order to enter to win! I have been compiling a huge list of fabric- and textile-related links and I know it still has many, many gaps. Please give it a look and leave a comment with a link that I’m missing. I’ll bet you know of at least one shop I’ve overlooked (I have just started putting in brick-and-mortar stores by location), and I’ve barely scratched the surface with Modern Textiles (where I’ll be including people who design and print their own fabric for pillows, tea towels, etc.), Fabric Companies, etc. … as soon as I’m happy with the content I’ll be formatting it all to make it more user-friendly.

So just leave a comment with a link that isn’t already on the list (control + f (PC) or command + f to find on a page) and you’ll be entered to win a pattern. And let me know which Amy Butler pattern you’re most interested in. I’ll draw six winners this Saturday, January 31 around noon and notify the winners shortly after that. Thank you!


  1. Lori says:

    I have two for you!
    Fabric Palooza ( and Fabric Outlet ( What a great idea for a giveaway!

  2. Leigh says:

    I love LA Chakra. Her main site is remnants and she has an extensive ebay store as well!

  3. Kari says:

    As much as I love internet shopping, nothing beats a brick-and-motar. Here’s one in Southern California: Ginger’s quilt shop:

    I LOVE all of the Amy Butler patterns but the aprons are my favorite!

    I can’t wait to see the complete compiled list for inspiration!

  4. MichelleB says:

    Here’s an internet fabric store. And a brick and mortar store in SoCal.

  5. Harley says:

    I didn’t see Heather Ross in your Designer list..

  6. Lara says:

    This is a Japanese site:

    Love the Sun Surf Halter…Thanks!

  7. Michelle says:

    Freshed Squeezed Fabrics (
    Sew Love Fabrics (

    Brick & Mortar – So Cal:
    The Cotton Shop (
    Luella’s Quilt Basket (

    And I would be happy to win any of those patterns!

  8. Kerri says:

    I noticed Michael Miller wasn’t in the list with the other fabric companies.

    What an awesome resource this is – wow!! :)

  9. Kerry says:

    I frequently use a search engine – it’s a compilation of 226 shops which you can search all at once. They also have listings of sales for each shop, mailing lists, etc. I use it frequently when looking for sales/clearance stuff.

    I love the apron!

  10. Michelle says:

    Oh, and I just noticed – you need to add Moda Bake Shop ( to your fabric company blog list.

    And there’s a couple of repeats in the list – easy to spot when they’re alphabetical.

  11. Heidi says:

    Just a shout out for a felt shop, really nice wool felt among other things:

  12. Rosemary says:

    I’ll point you toward the link for bricks-and-mortar store (and my wonderful place of employment!) in Western Massachsetts: Valley Fabrics, at

    And, I think the Birdie Sling is great!

  13. Local AZ Shops:
    - Quilted Apple (602) 956-0904 3043 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ

    - Sas Fabrics by the Pound
    (480) 966-7557
    1700 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

    - Sally’s Fabrics (480) 839-0154 2647 W Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ

    - Zoe’s Trunk (480) 857-4833 2990 N Alma School Rd, #3, Chandler, AZ

    - Home Fabrics (480) 558-3685 1715 S Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ

    I would adore the apron pattern!

  14. Melanie says:

    Thanks Kim for adding me – but can you make it my website not my etsy store. :-) Thanks!!!!

  15. Michelle says:

    I love the halter top pattern (although any of them would be appreciated). I usually get my fabric off etsy either Edensgardenoffabric or fabricpalooza. Not sure if that is what you are looking for or not. Thanks for all your work, especially the sale notices.

  16. Amy says:

    SF Bay Area brick & mortar stores:
    Stonemountain and Daughter, Berkeley
    Hart’s Fabric, Santa Cruz
    Mendel’s, San Francisco
    Britex, SF
    Pea Pod Fabrics, SF
    Whiz Bang Fabrics, SF
    Fabrix, SF

    I love the bag pattern.

  17. Tina says:

    This is not a fabric website but it’s about patterns

    I love the Birdie bag.

  18. Ariana says:

    I just found Patty Young and her blog I don’t think I found it on your page… She’s got a beautiful fabric line. I love the birdie bag.

  19. Vireya says:

    Fabric shop blog:
    Blog of Tessuti Fabrics in Sydney:

    Sewing Blogs:

    Sew With Me:

    Lower Your Presser Foot:


    Actually there is a list of 539 sewing blogs at:

    I love the bag pattern.

  20. Stacy says:

    Clementine’s Dry Goods (Franklin, Indiana)

  21. Lisa says:

    Hi! I didn’t see listed; one of my favorites!

    Bari J has a new fabric line coming out for Windham – her blog is

    Studio E fabrics have some interesting designs –

    and one of my favorite local brick and mortars with an internet store – Texas Quiltworks

    Love the apron and the birdie bag!! AND the List!

  22. jenny says:

    Thanks for the mention on the list, as well as all the new links to pursue!

    Here’s a few possible adds:

    Fabric companies
    Kings Road
    Red Rooster
    South Sea Imports
    Timeless Treasures

    Fabric sellers
    International Fabric Collection

    (the birdie bag looks fun to make!)

  23. jamie says:

    i was window shopping at the Calico Cottage Quilt Shop today

    and my favorite local (as well as online) shop is Wish Upon a Quilt in Raleigh, NC

    i would love the apron pattern as i already have the bag :)

  24. Ann says:

    Thanks for the great pattern give-a-way! Pat Sloan designs fabric, quilt patterns & books and has awesome “virtual retreats” on her blog – there’s one coming up focused around the color ORANGE! Here’s her main URL:

    I LOVE the aprons!! Best, Ann

  25. Lindsay says:

    I like to check out periodically. They have a huge section of $4 fabrics.

  26. Robin says:

    I have purchased fabric from several times.

    Great idea for the giveaway. I’m eager to try Amy’s new apron pattern.

  27. sec says:

    G Street Fabrics is a local chain around the D.C. area.

    I’d love the apron pattern. And, great blog!

  28. Sarah Lemmon says:

    Here’s one I don’t see on the list… etsuko furuya who does a beautiful fabric line called echino…
    Thanks for compiling this great list!

  29. Mary says:

    Two for the designers section ‘Of paper and Thread’
    Prints Charming

    And one for the Australian Online Sellers section

    Happy with any of those patterns :)

  30. del4yo says:
    is a sweet brick and mortar shop in SF.

    For Japanese fabrics, I do recommand
    I love the idea they send from Japan.

    I couldn’t believe I had 2 linksyou didn’t know of. :)
    thanks for your great blog, and good luck everybody for the giveaway!

  31. Miss Behave says:

    Love your list and your blog!
    Ok, here are my links:

    Internet Fabric Shop:
    And one from Germany:
    Fabric Designer:

    If I’m lucky enough to win the giveaway, I would be happy with the apron or birdie sling pattern :)

  32. Sara says:

    How about Mary Jo’s … it’s in Gastonia, NC … HUGE … i LOVE going there. They also sell online.
    i would LOVE to apron or to birdie sling pattern! ;o)

  33. Linda says:

    How about I love this place in Chicago…a store and an online shopping site…

    I like the birdie sling the best!

  34. Linda says:

    How about in the heart of Amish country in Charm,Ohio? It is an awesome store and there is also online shopping.

    I like the birdie sling the best!

  35. CharlotteCarotte says:

    I did not find this one on your list :
    A Little Goodness :

    I would love the apron pattern!

  36. Erin says:

    I’m sewing a retro-look Western quilt for my daughter right now and found lots of fun western/cowboy prints over at One Stop Western Shop.

    My fave Amy Butler pattern is the Cabo Halter. We’re going to Cabo this summer, so it’d be perfect!

  37. Leigh says:

    I don’t see Amy Butler as a fabric designer on your page!!!!! Also, for internet sellers of fabric: and In Richmond, VA, a fabulous brick and mortar shop with a small online shop is

    I have the birdie sling pattern, so I’d LOVE either one of the others. Probably the apron, because I need to make myself a new one!

  38. Sarah says:

    I don’t see Andover Fabrics?
    Not the best website, but they are home to LizzyDish.

  39. Vicky says:

    Here are two stores here in Maine that I like, as I see you’re starting some state links.

    Alewives Fabric:

    Z Fabrics:


  40. Carol says:

    I love Creations in Kerrville, TX. They also have a blog but the best is to go in the little old rambling house. It is a delight. I like the bag pattern.

  41. charlie says:

    In chicago: quiltology: and The Needle Shop or etsy

    It’s a tie between the birdie sling and the Cabo Halter.

  42. Cathy says:

    Here are some fabric stores in Massachusetts
    Cambridge Quilt Shop (Cambridge, MA)
    Marketplace Quilts (Salem, MA)
    Fabric Corner (Arlington, MA & Falmouth, MA)

    I really like the apron pattern.

  43. rhea says:

    brick and mortar store in Maine:

    Alewives Fabrics
    (same as listed in Vicky’s post)

    Fabric Store Blog:

    AND… is soon to be an internet store as well!!

  44. Doris says:

    I just discovered her last week:

    Do you have Hancock’s of Paducah on there?

    Her stuff is awesome!

    I would be perfectly happy with any of the three patterns, love them all!

  45. kara says:

    in denver: Fancy Tiger Crafts: One of the most fabulous boutique craft stores in Colorado!

    I just finished the birdie sling…so how about halter or apron!

  46. Tricia says:, in Minneapolis! (Bricks-and-mortar and online sales.)

  47. sfer says:

    Two more etsy stores (my two last purchases on etsy, by the way!)
    - Adele Hartlep:
    - Fabric Shoppe:

    And I would love the Birdie Sling… and to see that list completed!! Thanks for both!!!