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. Sharon says:

    I twittered and will tell my FAA friends

  2. beckydjd says:

    I am so happy I found your blog, I heard about it via “thisnthatjapan”, now your my tweet too!

  3. Linda says:

    Did the Facebook thing (I hope). I love this site. I follow your feed. You help feed my fabric addiction…lol. Love the new fabrics.

  4. LaurieM says:

    I just posted this on Facebook and emailed it to a friend. What adorable fabrics!

  5. Rebecca says:

    It’s on Facebook but I follow you on my Google Reader.


  6. nycstitcher says:

    Extra credit for earlybirds? Did it July 25, 2009, 10:05 p.m., on my Facebook site!

  7. emtdlb says:

    I don’t have any web stuff I do, so my boss definately will be checking out your site. Thanks for the chance!!!!!

  8. What a great giveaway! I’m always happy to spread the news about your site! I tweeted:


  9. Gigi says:

    Beautiful giveaway! I went on Facebook and became a TRUEUP fan (but I was already a fan before :-) .

  10. Julia says:

    Oh! My! Goodness! The Boku to Watashi girl print just might be the cutest piece of fabric that I have ever layed eyes upon…..and I look at a lot of fabric!! True Up blog posts appear on the right-hand side bar of my blog, so I look at your posts every single day….and so do all of my friends/family who read my blog. :)

  11. Kristin O says:

    I am forwarding this post to a friend right now! Thanks for a chance to win!

  12. Corrine says:

    I put it up on my facebook. Thanks.

  13. Shannon says:

    I’m loving this! I’ll be forwarding on to SO MANY PEOPLE…

  14. giselle says:

    Love this fabric! I just sent a link to TRUEUP to my mom, she’ll be so excited!

  15. Linda Zokan says:

    This fabric is adorable! I follow true up and have you linked in my blog too. OMG I hope this fabric finds it’s way to my doorstep!

  16. Jody Moore says:

    I found your blog through Anna maria horner’s blog and what a great find! Such an inspiration and great souce for the latest in fabric news. O love in orange county, ca and can not find a good fabric store around. Do you have any suggestions? I passing your blog onto a whole slew of talented girls I know. Please enter me in that fantastic giveaway! Thanks

  17. Jacqui says:

    Twittered it (tweeted?) which feeds to my Facebook and blog – let’s see if we can get you some more followers! I’m loving the Japanese fabric focus this week, probably a good thing they’re not easily available here in NZ, better for the bank account! Will cross my fingers for the giveaway though :) Thanks!

  18. Adrianna says:

    I just put your blog on our list of “favorites” on our blog – crafterhours.blogspot.com

    (and it truly is and has been a favorite of mine for quite some time! thanks for the great giveaway!)

  19. Joanna says:

    I am following you on twitter and have tweeted about your site:)


  20. Hannie says:

    You’re already on my blog, go and see I you like.

    This is my first visit here, I came via Ever Kelly, who was mentioned on the Melly and Me blog. I’m certainly returning here.

    Kind regards from The Netherlands,

  21. marg says:

    I have to say I spread the word the old fashion way by word of mouth. I told a friend who told a friend….

  22. Karen Notley says:

    Thanks for a great site. I live in Sydney and have you in my Google Reader (love that thing). I have twittered and facebooked your site. Thanks for the market updates & wrap-ups.

  23. Eliane T. says:

    Those fabrics are so cute!!!! The strawberry one is adorable!
    Thanks for the chance. And I spread the word by Facebook ^^

  24. Cascade Lily says:

    Yep, I tweeted it too under @cascadelily

    Gawd, what I’d give to win that divine bundle!!!

  25. Lisette says:

    These fabrics are adorable, pick me!

  26. carmel says:

    no! it cant be! it must be me! its one of the best giveaways ever! i must win!!!
    i blogged about it 2! now i truely deserve to win! :-D

  27. carmel says:

    sorry, didnt meen to enter twice.
    here is the link of where i blogged about it:

    you can erase one of my entrences

  28. Ashley says:

    These fabrics are fantastic! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos – although now you have me lusting after even more fabric (do you know if they’ll be available in the US?) I love the stack you’re giving away, and I’d be so thrilled if they showed up on my doorstep! :) I’m taking a break from my blog, otherwise I’d link there — so instead I’ll be passing this along by email to my other fabric loving friends! Thanks so much!

  29. kate says:

    I promise, on my honor, to tell my old-school, fabric-loving friends, who don’t tweet, use facebook, or regularly read blogs [they do exist, I promise!], to quick-like visit True Up for good eye candy and fabric news.

  30. Gwendolen says:

    I just told two friends! Love your blog–I’m newly fascinated by fabric, and I’ve found so much here.

  31. Megan says:

    I just discovered trueup and I’ve sent a link to all my fabric obsessed friends! Definitely a new favorite!

  32. Holly says:

    Good giveaway! I will e-mail my two on-line crafter-buddies about the giveaway. But will likely insist they share some of the joy if they win! ;)

  33. Kari says:

    Left posts on my blog and on my Facebook profile!

    Amazing fabric!

  34. Donna says:

    I’m here ’cause Holly told me about the giveaway and I will post about it tonight. What a good one it is!

  35. Natasha says:

    Adorable! Just posted about it on my Facebook. :)

  36. Meg in CT says:

    That’s so cool! All my friends are expecting babies in the next 6 months or so–these would be awesome. I’m off to post on my blog!

  37. Sora says:

    what a wonderful giveaway! i just told about your site to my 14months daughther. didn’t help? :P

  38. Sarah says:

    This fabric is all so darling! I will email my crafty sister with a link to your site right away!

  39. Nova says:

    PMing about it!

  40. mims says:

    gushing over baby pictures! and wonderful fabrics…..what a great post!

  41. Allison S. says:

    I have communicated my mouth to my quilty friends at work! Love your blog!

  42. Jenn says:

    linked you on facebook!

  43. Karen Harris says:

    I linked to you on my FaceBook page. I have lots of creative friends, so it should bring some more readers.

    Karen Harris

  44. May says:

    tweeted the story. I love the prints. Need to get some if I don’t win some!

  45. nikki says:

    twittered! those are adorable, I will need to snatch some up if I don’t win.

  46. natalie says:

    love all the prints you’ve been sharing! posted about your site on twitter!

  47. Amy Menges says:

    I’m so glad to have found your blog. Love it. And I did a post about your giveaway on my blog. Thanks again!

  48. Robyn says:

    Tweeted your recent Riley Blake post to all my crafty peeps. Clever way to drive traffic!

  49. mjb says:

    I shared on twitter!

  50. I just told all about your give away on Twitter.
    My Favorite is my favorite!!!!