Fall Quilt Market 2009: Kiyohara & Co. Ltd. (And Giveaway)


Kiyohara is the Osaka-based manufacturer responsible for the brands Puti de Pome, Me-In Beby, Ecrulat, and others, and they also produce Sanrio character fabrics. Here are their new offerings. I’m also giving away a half-yard pack of the “My Favorite” collection … details at the bottom of the post!


Puti de Pome – note that the trucks and cars are border prints. Sweet dogs!


Puti de Pome – neighborhood. I’m a sucker for mappy prints.


Me-in Beby collection


Boku To Watashi display





I wanted to climb into these Boku To Watashi fabrics and live there. The pictures show the different top and bottom borders.


Another border print, from the Kiyohara Home Textile line.



Kiyohara Home Textile dot fabric and ribbon


A patchwork/cheater print


Simple, pretty diamonds on a linen/cotton blend

Even more photos from the Kiyohara & Co. booth on Flickr.


I brought home a half-yard bundle of a line called “My Favorite” for you! It’s 10 half-yard cuts of heavier-weight cotton that would make great baby or children’s clothes, quilts, or accessories. The hearts, strawberries, apples, and cherries look like they’re drawn with colored pencil or crayon.


I’m going to up the ante for this giveaway, if you don’t mind! To enter, link to True Up (your favorite post, perhaps?) on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, or just promise to tell someone who you think might enjoy daily fabric news and inspiration about us via the medium of your choice. This is the honor system here — just remember to come back and leave a comment to let me know you did it! This giveaway is open worldwide. A winner will be drawn next Wednesday, October 28, 2009, around 9am Central U.S. time. Thanks so much for playing!


  1. Michela says:

    shared on Google Reader.

  2. Terri says:

    I am tweeting it for you, ahh I am soooo drooling right now.

  3. Michelle M says:

    Tweeted!!! Gorgeous fabric…..

  4. Anne M says:

    Posted on my facebook!

    And described in great detail to my SIL over a cup of tea and a plate of home-made biscuits :-)

  5. Helena says:

    Just started showing my favorites on my blog! True up is my very first :)

  6. Ejjkukk says:

    Look at my blog. I wrote a post, from the fall quilt market, and from your blog! Thank you everything!

  7. leslie says:

    i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this fabric!!! i cannot wait to see it in person. i will link to my page!

  8. Marianne C says:

    I will tweet to my followers about this fabric. I love, love, love the cheater fabricd!!!

  9. Cristina says:

    I love fabrics and i’m a daily visit of your blog.
    I’ve posted a note on my flickr with your url.
    You can see it at:

    Kisses from Portugal

    I dream that one day i have the chance to visit visit one quilt market :)

  10. Katrin G says:

    I just found out about this site. and I AM HOOKED! A bit dangerous for a compulsive fabric buyer, but what the h… The fabrics and comments really make my day and inspire lots of plans for new projects!

  11. Ruth says:

    I have added a signature to my email. When I start my new business early next year, I’ll be blogging on the site and TrueUp will definitely be among my useful links.

    Thanks so much for spreading the word around the globe and opening up this beautiful world to people who had no idea it existed!

  12. On my Facebook there is a new link to your fantastic coverage of Alexander Henry’s 2010 Halloween line. Thanks for doing all you do to bring us the latest in $ales and new fabrics!

  13. Melissa Simmons says:

    Oh, I have a new baby girl and could do some fun stuff with these! I’m sending your link to 2 new sewers!

  14. adrienne says:

    Beautiful fabric. I’ve passed the link along to two friends with fledgling companies. They both sew, and think it’s a wonderful site! Thanks for sharing :)

  15. Michelle says:

    I just shared you on Facebook, and I’ll also give a shout out in my next blog post :)

  16. SewLindaAnn says:

    I’m subscribed to your blog and plan on talking with my quilting friends about the Japanese fabric, and quite frankly everything about the blog. I’m so excited to check out the suppliers and see where the best places to purchase the fabric are. I haven’t made my first purchase yet and I’m so excited.