Giveaway: Bali Pops Pack


Hoffman Fabrics recently introduced six new “flavors” of their popular pre-cut Bali Pops fabric packs. The packs include 40 different Bali Batiks cut in strips measuring 2.5″ wide by 44″ long. I’m not much of a batik person but I have worked with them before in quilts and appreciate their deep, saturated colors and organic, hand-rendered motifs. The Hoffman batiks come in an astounding variety of colors and beautiful, versatile designs. They sent me a mocha mint pack, and immediately upon opening the package I had the urge to go to Starbucks. I thought that was a funny reaction to tropical fabric.


Hoffman’s in-house designers create the motifs and colorways of their batiks, which are produced in Bali, Indonesia by master craftspeople using traditional handmade methods. If you need some guidance on how to use these packs, check out Breaking Waves, a free quilt pattern available through the Hoffman site. There are also for-sale patterns and/or books by Brenda Henning, Suzanne McNeill, Trisha Stuart, and Daniela Stout that employ these fabrics.


Hoffman is offering up one Bali Pops pack to a True Up reader. Just take a look at the 12 different color packs available and leave a comment about your favorite flavor. I will draw a winner randomly this Friday, August 7, 2009, around 9am eastern U.S. time. Yum!


  1. smilingwoman says:

    Oh, m’gosh! Another Giveaway! Bali Pops Berry Bliss is my very favorite! But so many others appeal to me also… Yummy Colors!

  2. Sara R. says:

    Ohhh, Green Tea, definitely! I love using batiks in quilts — they really add dimension and depth.

  3. Renee g says:

    It is so hard to pick. I guess that Cappuccino is my favorite.

  4. Megan says:

    I like the Sherbet!

  5. anatsuno says:

    Oh, wow, so beautiful. I think I like Batiks more then regular patterns, actually. And the Green Tea flavor is exactly the soothing greens and teals of my heart. I just keep staring!

  6. Andrea V. says:

    Mmmm – Love Kiwiberry, but I think I have ti gio with Sherbet. I usually am a lover of bold strong colors, but am loving the soft brights in this palette. Thanks for the chance!

  7. Sarah says:

    Love the green tea – all those lovely greens and compliments. But I can’t say that I’ve seen a batik I didn’t like.

  8. Malinda says:

    love the cappuccino set!

  9. Diana says:

    I love the cappuccino group. I’d love to win!

  10. Anita says:

    Enough to make a quilter out of a non-sewer,

  11. Sharon Griffith says:

    Oh I have to say the Cappuccino! They are such rich warm colors that stand out and say please, please use me….
    Hoffman has wonderful batiks and this colorway just makes them more wonderful. Thanks for the give-away in this day and age receiving a gift is a very nice gesture….

  12. Sequana says:

    Cappuccino for me. *S* Love those browns.

  13. Trish says:

    I love the Spumoni! Great colors!

  14. connie says:

    !!! Kiwiberry !!!

  15. Heather says:

    The berry bliss pack makes me think of smoothies and milkshakes. Yum! I just love that they pick the colours for you in their packs – no thinking required! And the name, Bali Pops – just brings to mind CANDY!! Hmmm, sweets for sewists – sounds good!

  16. Rebecca says:

    OMG – That is WAY tough!!! I *think* my favorite is Cappuccino! : )

  17. Pat Hogan says:

    I like the mocha mint

  18. Nancey says:

    Ooh! Cotton candy is nice.

  19. Karen M says:

    Strawberry Fields is my favorite, I love all the rich, saturated colors.

  20. Alison Chan says:

    That green tea pack really evokes an underwater feeling. Lovely.

  21. Amanda says:

    I’m in a pink fabric phase right now, so I’m drooling over Cotton Candy! Beautiful fabrics…so hard to choose just one.

  22. Joan S says:

    wow, how to pick just one … for some reason cappuccino was really speaking to me today.

  23. Gayle Grier says:

    I love the Spumoni Bali Pops. Great happy colors. Thanks for the giveaway.


  24. Julie says:

    I saw these a week or two ago and was fascinated by them. I’ve never used batiks before but these are enticing. I like the Green Tea combo.

  25. Debby says:

    I love the Green Tea collection, it reminds me of Kauai. Love it!

  26. pam sizemore says:

    well, my first love was the green tea, but then I saw the KIWIBERRY. Love is so fickle.

  27. Debby says:

    I love the Green Tea collection, it reminds me of Kauai, love it!

  28. Katarina Johansson says:

    Strawberry fields gives me a warm feeling!

    Sherbet is light,happy and summery and makes me smile!

    I love all the blue/purple hues in Mulberry.

    And the other ones are beautiful too! :)

  29. Sherri I says:

    The Mulberry is great with it’s blues and purples. Thanks for this fantastic giveaway1

  30. Oh no, I’m in lust! I think my favorite is the Spumoni, or maybe the berry…I’m loving strip quilts right now, this is dangerous!

  31. Jeannie says:

    Definitely Cappuccino—or Sherbert. All of them are beautiful.

  32. Sarah says:

    Mmm . . . Mulberry.

  33. Patty says:

    Cotton Candy, and I’ll make an isolette quilt for the NICU, a chairty quilt.

  34. Kellie says:

    oooh hard choices – Green Tea or Spumoni, either would make me very happy!

  35. Love the green tea – I’m already imagining the quilt I would make with those luscious colors!

  36. Jessica says:

    Kiwiberry really caught my eye!

  37. Shannon says:

    I adore those fabrics. Yay!

  38. Such great colors but I love the Spumoni ones. They look so vibrant. I’ve been wanting to make a Bali Pop Bag and this would be perfect. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  39. Helena says:

    I really like Strawberry Fields. I think I might just purchase one for myself even if I don’t win. It would make a stunning quilt!

  40. Abby says:

    The cappuccino is my fave!

  41. Barbara says:

    They are all gorgeous, but I like Cotton Candy the best.

  42. RobinW says:

    Butterscotch, please, please!

  43. emtdlb says:

    I will say that the butterscotch and cappuccino are also pretty good. I don’t normally like browns, but those two have some great contrasting fabrics with them. Thanks for the opportunity to see something new.

  44. Di says:

    I love the Strawberry Fields one but really all of them are gorgeous.

    I have to wipe the drool off of my keyboard. Thanks for this opportunity.

  45. Leigh says:

    Cotton Candy! Those are all of my daughter’s favorite colors.

  46. monica says:

    I’ve seen some beautiful quilts made with these packs. Thanks for the chance to win! And like everyone else it’s tough to just pick one but I like Mulberry.

  47. Karen says:

    I really like the Green Tea and Cappuccino.

  48. Catherine says:

    I also love Mulberry, but they are all fabulous. Thanks!

  49. Lauren says:

    I like the Cappuccino!

  50. PaulaK says:

    I love Green Tea and Strawberry fields! It is hard to choose -they are all so interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win!