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. I enjoy your blog and am a fan on FB. I will link to my blog when I post later today.

  2. Janet says:

    I tweeted all my quilting buddies to check out the goodies you found at Market.

  3. Sequana says:

    I don’t have a blog, but I just sent a copy of your post about Kaffe to my friend who will die for it – and told her to sign up with you on her reader.

    This fabric is too cute…….

  4. Karo says:

    Just FBd trueup. Unfortunately I haven’t been a good blogger the past few months… :/
    Also, I just discovered trueup a few days ago which blows my mind because I’ve been pretty obsessed with fabrics for quite a while now. You where hiding from me but now that I found you, I’ll read the blog every single day religiously. ;)

  5. Doina says:

    Great giveaway! I’ve posted a link on my blog.

  6. Dorothy B says:

    I don’t have a blog or any of thos eother things. so I emailed two friends who love fabric!

  7. Cherry says:

    I have facebooked it, as I just don’t *get* twitter!! I love the gorgeous prints in the giveaway (and have loved looking at all the beautiful fabrics you have shared from the expo. Wonderful!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. tara says:

    Great fabrics. I love making clothing for my 3 girls. I promise to tell my sewing pals.

  9. Raven says:

    Put up a post and a link!! I wish I had fabric people I could “talk” to!!

  10. Katrina says:

    I posted a link on facebook and have told all my frieds who sew about True Up. Thanks for this fab blog!

  11. Mandi says:

    I’ve posted on my blog! This is a great giveaway! And, thanks for your reporting from Quilt Market. I sooooooo wish I could have been there! Then again, it would have been very dangerous for my fabric addiction.

    Love the blog!

  12. Sisi says:

    oh my is that fabric delicious. i think i may have squealed a little just looking at it!

  13. Angela says:

    Facebooked it! Thanks for your great blog! I love reading your review of Quilt Market.

  14. Jessi says:

    I just emailed my mom (a.k.a. my sewing instructor) a link to your site. So much good stuff!

  15. mariana says:

    Hey! While I was drooling with your Echino post, I thought who could I possibly share this with… then I read your suggestion… great idea! Maybe my post on FB brings me some surprises for Christmas!!

  16. Carrie says:

    just put a link on my facebook page! Love all this fun fabric.

  17. Janet Crossman says:

    Hi, I have put this on facebook and sent it to a friend, ,Wow, I can’t imagine winning such a lovely gift. For all fabricholics this just makes me all jittery, just thinking about winning.

  18. leisel says:

    Wow! Love the fabric! Facebooking about this now!

  19. Adrienne says:

    I linked you on Facebook. I LOVE strawberries and noticed a few new lines at Quilt Market and I so want some!!!! This is one of my favorites.

  20. Chris H says:

    I would love to be in to win such gorgeous fabrics! I will ‘advertise’ your Giveaway on my blog! I promise…lol

  21. Kimberly says:

    I passed along the info to a fellow sewing friend! It would be great if either of us won!

  22. Sarah says:

    Hi, I’ve Facebooked and Twittered too….. please count me in!

  23. I’ve FB’ed it. They’re gorgeous fabrics, thank you so much for offering people the chance to win them. :)

  24. Di says:

    What cute fabrics! Thank you for letting it go to some lucky blog reader (fingers crossed here!). I’ve put a link on Facebook. :-)

  25. Lisa K. says:

    Sweet fabric! I tweeted about it!

  26. Mary Jo says:

    I don’t have a blog but would love to win the fabrics so I emailed the info to my sit and stitch group.

  27. Nancy in GA says:

    I don’t have a blog so I sent your blog to all the girls in my quilting bee. I know they will love it. Would love to win the fabrics.

  28. Sarah says:

    Thanks so much… I spread the word on FB!

  29. pixie13 says:

    I linked to this post on my blog. Thanks!

  30. Carmen says:

    Spread by word of mouth to my fabricky friends – thanks!:)

  31. cindy barriga says:

    Lovely fabric! Blogged!! Thanks.

  32. abbersnail says:

    Such a wonderful giveaway! Posted the link on twitter. Thank you!!!

  33. kathy says:

    I tweeted about it! yaaah!

  34. Kerrie Mayans says:

    This is so cool, I am going to tell my friend who is an etsy children’s clothes maker about your blog

  35. Carrie says:

    I just forwarded links to crafty friends!

  36. I just tweeted it! Fingers crossed!

  37. I’ve added you as a fave blog on my blog. Tks for the wonderful website!

  38. passed it on to friends and family via an email link.
    thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  39. Sharon Griffith says:

    Wow the fabrics are really cute. I am posting a link to here and hopefully you will get more people to take a gander. Thanks for the great offer of the give-a-way Here is my blog please stop by http://sharon-dancingthruthreads.blogspot.com/

  40. Doina says:

    Great giveaway! I linked to this post on my blog. Thanks!

  41. Vicki says:

    Great fabrics – I linked to my blog!

  42. Redhead says:

    I used your site to convince a friend to go to Quilt Market next fall!

    The strawberries just kill me, they’re so cute!

  43. Megan says:

    I linked this to my blog!!! These fabrics are delicious!

  44. Lia says:

    waaaa that’s a very cute fabric pack

  45. regina says:

    twittered it, although i am not a popular twitter-er…

  46. Margie says:

    Ahhh…for me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  47. A friend just turned me on to your blog. I am so in love with it. I am always searching for unique, happy, full of wonder fabrics. I shop the thrift stores and Goodwill and cut up vintage clothes because I cannot find new fabrics that peak my interest. But now, oh, how I love these fabrics! Where can I buy them? Please please please pick me for your generous give-a-way. I blogged about you and this amazing place to see gorgeous fabric.

  48. Jenni says:

    Just sent a link to your blog to my sister…she has been listening to me talk about your posts for some time now, so she will be happy to see one in person. And she will love this giveaway as much as I do! Thanks so much for sharing! :-)