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. What a great bundle of fabric! I just FB’ed it!

  2. Rossie says:

    I twittered it! Wow, those are lovely! The cheater print is so great!

  3. Kaye Prince says:

    I twittered about True Up! I would definitely love to win some awesome Japanese fabrics, thanks so much for keeping my need for fabric satiated!


  4. Danielle B. says:

    I’ve sent my fabric minded friend (majoring in textile design) an email with a link to this page. Here’s hoping!

  5. Jenny says:

    Thanks for the chance to win some super fabrics. I just emailed my sister about this from the google reader.

  6. Ann says:

    I helped spread the fabric love on Facebook!

  7. Jenn says:

    show n tell on facebook!

  8. yahaira says:

    I LOVE those dots! and the map fabric is so cute.

    I twittered and shared it on greader :)

  9. Nicole G says:

    I added your website to my links on my blog! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Chase says:

    I blog your site on my blog and added your site to my blog.

    thanks for sharing~

  11. Becky says:

    Oh dear, this is great fabric. I just listed you in “my favorite blogs” during an interview. Good? Good!

  12. Brooke says:

    I facebooked! Yeah!

  13. Jan says:

    I love this company’s lines…that giant polka dot fabric is wonderful!
    I wrote a bit about True Up in my post this afternoon. :-)

  14. georgia says:

    I am Mrs Boring and don’t twitter, or Facebook or blog. I do *read* a lot of blogs – does that count? ;-) I will tell my sister about True Up though, she is a fabric-a-holic too and I have introduced her to the joys of fabric shopping (and browsing) online. :-)

  15. I’m meeting with my craft group tonight. I’ll do a big loud shout out then mail it in the followup email with the link!

    I just love these prints!

  16. Anita says:

    I have sent the link to this site to my entire quilting bee – the Piecemakers in the Atlanta area.

  17. beth says:

    I told my mom and my sis – with this posting. I LOVE these “border” prints! Too cute!

  18. lisa says:

    I love this website! I’ve emailed the link to 5 great friends who love fabric almost as much as I do!

  19. Silka says:

    Tweeted & shared with friends. Thanks!

  20. Korie says:

    Facebooked it. I love this site with all of the gorgeous fabric sneak peaks!

  21. Catherine says:

    My daily first-stop on the web–my favorite website. I’ve shared the link with several quilting family members. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. tia says:

    Ok, I am totally entering for this one! I have had you linked through my blog for ages. True-up is my must read everyday blog. You get the best scoop on fabric. I would be lost without you;o)

  23. Liz says:

    Ooh, I love those fabrics! Love love love! Maybe it would get me to try making some clothes for my daughter for the first time.

    Off to tweet it right now (@etowndz).

  24. Jaclyn says:

    I twittered! ( http://twitter.com/UrbanCrunch )

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway, these fabrics are SO cute.


    PS I love when I see a new True Up post in my google reader! Keep ‘em coming.

  25. rebecca says:

    I twittered this and facebooked it too! :)

  26. PrettyModern says:

    Great giveaway! I let all my Twitter friends know about True Up:)

  27. Leigh says:

    OK – I just facebooked True Up, too!

  28. Erin Compton says:

    Tweeting this! Fabulous fabrics!

  29. Inkie_mummy says:

    just twittered

    came here from a link off twitter too :D

  30. Jessica says:

    Awesome! Such yummy fabrics, and another fab giveaway! I posted this on by Twitter and Facebook (PlushroomSoup is username for both).

  31. Schrodinger says:

    Tweeter! Thanks for a great contest, beautiful fabrics.

  32. Lindsey says:

    So sweet! I have loved their fabrics since I found them. I’m not a twitter-er, and don’t get many hits on my blog, but I do have a mom who does so I’ve shared your site with her! We always swap new places anyways so it’s perfect!

  33. PaulaK says:

    I passed on info about your blog to a friend – hopefully she will enter the giveaway, too! Thanks for all your inspiration and generosity!

  34. Bea says:

    I just FB’ed your site! I love love these fabrics, especially the boy prints, they are just too much. And the apple prints (helps my last name is Apple :) )

  35. amy e says:

    Yikes..I love love love these fabrics. Now, I am going to link you on my blog!

  36. fleurfabrics says:

    Great fabric, my head is spinning with ideas!! up on FB and will blog about it !


  37. I think your site is guilty of influencing my dreams. Last night, I dreamt that I was at the Fall Quilt Market, buying everything I wanted. It was a great dream! I wrote about it on my blog. My mom is my blog audience, so she will understand my dream and get a kick out of it. She raised me to love fabric!
    I did link back to your site. Thanks for sharing your love of fabric. Your site and Flickr group are both awesome!

  38. Lovely fabrics! The ‘neighborhood’ print would make a nice skirt me thinks. And I love the girl version of the “Boku to watashi” border prints!

    Thank you for getting such a cute pack of prints for us! ^^ I’d love to enter the giveaway. You’re already part of the links in my blog. And I was planning to write a post to describe your website, so you’re giving me one more reason to do it! ^^ I might post something on Facebook too.

  39. Mary P says:

    Oh my I love this! I just told my FB friends.

  40. Are you kidding?!
    As if you aren’t already on my faves and I quoted you today to my Westminster Rep!
    You keep us in the know.

  41. bernadette says:

    what wonderful material! posted on facebook…would love to work with this fabulous fabric.

  42. Tabitha O. says:

    I twittered but there is no one fave post here they are all good, all of them…thank for the Quilt Market yumminess

  43. Serena says:

    I spread the word on Facebook.

    These fabrics are wonderful! I’m adding you to my Reader! Woo-hoo!

  44. Jennifer says:

    I have spread the word on facebook and I emailed a few friends to specifically tell them they HAVE to check it out! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  45. Charity N. says:

    Posted on Facebook…So exciting :)

  46. Kathleen says:

    I’m getting True Up newsfeeds on Facebook. Not even sure how I did it, really. I love, love, love the Japanese fabric.

  47. Margaret says:

    I emailed my online friend about this website. I know she’ll love it!

  48. mommymae says:

    facebook is my friend.

  49. Adva Price says:

    I’m getting your updates on Facebook. Love it.
    These new fabrics are amazing.