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. Doris says:

    Here’s a good one. She’s local here in Iowa, however, does most of her business online:

    Loving that halter top!

  2. Madeline says:

    I didn’t see From Here to Quilternity on your list. She’s an online shop based in So Cal. or

    There is also a wonderful quilt shop (brick & mortar, obviously) in Carpenteria, CA.

  3. Jen says:

    Ooh, aprons!

    Brick and mortar store in Seattle:

  4. Sandy says:

    Fat Quarter Shop is one of my favorites! I didn’t see it on the list, but I might have missed it somewhere. I will keep thinking though.

  5. Karissa says:

    What about I Heart Linen for fabric sewers? (She also has a book coming out soon.)

    Love the birdie sling!

  6. Sara R. says:

    Here are a few bricks & mortar links to add for CA:
    Bobbins Nest Studio:
    Michael Levine (best fabric store ever!):
    F & S Fabrics:
    Britex Fabrics:

    I love all of the patterns, but probably the apron pattern would be my choice!

  7. Beth Oberle says:

    My Eclectic Mess on etsy:

    And our blog/website which will soon have a store of its own:

    You don’t need to enter me into the contest for the patterns. I sell all of them and already have my copy! ;D

  8. Crystal says:

    Wow! So many new ones already!

    Buttons and Bows is a neat shop in Alachua, FL:

    (PS: Spool Sewing in PA is on there twice under PA. And the Spoonflower Blog is on there, but a link to Spoonflower itself isn’t.)

    Oh, and I like the Birdie Sling the best, but love the apron, too.

  9. John says:

    Here are some for you:
    Wish Upon a Quilt (for internet seller, NC-based shop, and blog):

    And Amy Schimler for fabric designers:

    I would LOVE the birdie sling pattern, but any would be great! thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Sarah says:

    Here’s what I have that I don’t think you have yet:

    Not sure where you’d put Weeks Ringle’s (of FunQuilts fame) new blog: Craft Nectar –

    Fabric Sellers – Bricks & Mortar – Indiana
    Shiisa Quilts –

    Fabric Sellers – Bricks & Mortar – California

    Textile and Sewing Blogs
    Field Trips in Fiber –
    Moving Hands –
    Pin Tangle –
    Spirit Cloth –

    For more textile and sewing blogs, take a look at Pin Tangle’s alphabetical archive of blogs:

    Hope that helps!

    The Cabo Halter pattern would be my first choice, followed by the Domestic Goddess Apron. I have an irrational fear of bag construction, but maybe The Birdie Sling would help me face that fear.

  11. Annette says:

    Don’t enter me in the drawing as I work for this business. Great drawing, though!
    Pacific Fabrics & Crafts
    6 Brick & Mortar in Washington – Store Locations link

    Pacific Fabrics & Crafts sells fabric, books, patterns, yarn and more online. Click on the Shopping link at

    We have a shared sewing, crafting, knitting and more blog at

  12. Hi Kim! You have all the blogs I read!
    Here are some new ones…

    Surface Pattern Designers
    How About Orange

    Sewing Blogs
    Lindsey T Sews (

    BostonSewer (me!)

  13. Susan says:

    Internet fabric seller – Australia

    I’d love the Amy Butler halter top pattern if I was so lucky :)

  14. sara says:

    Did I miss seeing she has a cute shop!
    yay for a giveaway!

  15. Amanda says:

    Here is a great brick and mortar store in Columbus, OH: Sew to Speak

  16. mo says:

    I love Bolt in Portland, OR and Fibers in Motion (also Portland) is wonderful too.
    What a fantastic list that is! That will keep me busy awhile. The apron pattern is my favorite!

  17. sequinK says:

    Hart’s Fabric (right up the street from my house in Santa Cruz):

    The halter top is a cutie!!

  18. Stina says:

    They deliver to Finland, even!

    I’d love the apron.

  19. Yolanda says:

    Good morning. This is a great list. Below are my favorite brick and mortars in SE Wisconsin:

    I really like the apron and tote pattern.

    Have a good day.

  20. Julie Richardson says:

    Here’s a great one on Etsy: Sew Bettie

    I LOVE the bulldog and bike fabrics, not to mention the cute cereal bowl & spoon or paintbrush fabrics…they are terrific!!

    Also, I live just north of Portland, and Fabric Depot is a FABULOUS place as well! It’s got everything, they have great sales, and usually every online order is automatically 30% off!

    I adore the apron pattern – I hate to cook and maybe that would help me enjoy it, or at least entice me into the kitchen… :)

  21. Jen says:

    It’s my shop so, I feel guilty getting an entry for a free pattern (I like the apron) unless I add another to the list: (b&m in Minneapolis, MN as well as online)

  22. Flo says:

    Another good Etsy shop is Fabrics To Sew:

    And I’d be happy with any of those lovely patterns!

  23. Nada says:

    Quilt Arts, a FABULOUS shop in Jackson, MS with an smaller online component

    I am seriously lusting after the Birdie Sling pattern; i know exactly which Drawing Room prints in my stash I want to use, and my old tote is full of holes from knitting needles….

  24. chrisc says:

    I have a couple brick-and-mortar fabric stores to add:

    Stitchcraft in Petaluma, CA. She also has an etsy shop.

    The Quilted Angel in Petaluma, CA

    Also, Peapod fabric in San Francisco

    I already have the Birdie Sling pattern, but I’d love to have either of the other two.

  25. Ericka says:

    You’re missing Fabric Sellers – Internet – Canada (Toronto) / Fabric Sellers – Toronto / Fabric Shop Blogs:

    Also missing Textile and Sewing Blogs:

    What a great comprehensive resource!

    Most intersted in the pleated bag or apron pattern.

  26. jenny says:

    Thanks for the mention on the list, and the new sites to pursue!

    Here are a few for your list:

    Some fabric companies
    South Seas Imports
    Timeless Treasures

    Two interesting sellers
    International Fabric Collection

  27. laurel says:

    A couple of NYC brick & mortar stores:

    The City Quilter

    Brooklyn General (lots of vintage fabrics!)

    No preference on pattern selection – I like ‘em all!

  28. Ashley Ann says:

    You’re missing my favorite online store:

    I’d love to try the halter pattern. :D

  29. Chris Pelo says:

    Sewmamasew is my addition:

    Pattern preference would be Sun surf halter!

  30. Jen says: online only, based in Minneapolis, MN b&m in Plymouth, MN

  31. Kara says:
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Kara says:

    I just left a comment with a shop… forgot to mention that I would be most interested in the purse pattern, and my second choice would be the apron pattern. Thanks.

  33. SarahB says:

    Love the birdie sling pattern! Here are 2 links I didn’t find on your list on in the comments.

    Internet retailer, USA:
    The Micheal Miller fabrics blog:

  34. MaryD says:

    I used to shop at this store in La Plata, Maryland:
    Material Girls Quilt Boutique,
    Although they just added a new online store that I haven’t used yet.
    What a great way to compile new resources!

  35. Alice S says:

    Here is a link to Camille Roskelly of Cotton Blossoms fabric

    I would like to win the Birdie Sling.

  36. Mary says:

    Here are a couple:
    Fabric Depot

    I am interested in either the Birdie Sling or the Domestic Goddess apron Thanks, Mary

  37. Misty says:


    my first choice would be the domestic goddess aprons, 2nd would be the sun surf halter. :) Best of luck with the list!

  38. Shelley says:

    I LOVE EQUILTER, especially their sales…great prices and high quality fabrics…

    I LOVE the apron and the bag patterns.

  39. Pamela says: is a local quilt shop.
    Bag or halter-both great! Thanks

  40. Catherine says:

    Aussie patches is an Australian web site. I went to their warehouse sale and they have beautiful fabrics. I desperately need an apron pattern, but to win any pattern would be lovely!

  41. Catherine says:
    Sorry, I’ll repost – here is the web site for Aussie patches which is an Australian web site which is mail order as well as having a monthly warehouse sale.

  42. Ann says:

    Assorted batiks and abstract patterns

  43. kelly says:

    One of my favorite online fabric shops is

    You’ve got a great list so far, and a great blog. I’ll be back to check out the updated list!


  44. Crystal says:

    Hi. I am going to add Calico Flamingo to your list. Great customer service!