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. Liz says:

    definetly green tea! beautiful fabrics. i’d love to quilt etc with them.

  2. Manuela says:

    I really like the Cappuccino. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  3. Pam says:

    Green Tea reminds me of the jungle and the birds and insects would be mulberry.

  4. I just saw these in my local quilt shop with some fantastic examples of quilts made from them. I love the green tea, but Berry Bliss and Strawberry Fields are close behind.

  5. Anna says:

    What lovely fabrics!!!

    I love the Green Tea colour combination.

  6. frog says:

    Green tea – summer colours in my (southeastern) part of Australia.

  7. Tineke says:

    I love the Cappuccino – it looks so cozy!

  8. Eliane says:

    I love the Cotton-Candy. Beautiful!
    thanks a lot.

  9. Monica says:

    That is a hard choice, I liked several of them! But I will go with Spumoni. Very pretty colors!

  10. kiwiberry! kiwiberry! kiwiberry!

    WOW! just gorgeous!

  11. Patrícia A. says:

    Berry Bliss is my favorite. A cool summer breeze…!

  12. Oh, the Green Tea flavor is by far my fav. It would be perfect for my dream bedspread. I hope I win, it would really inspire me to get the bedroom renovations started.

  13. Mimi K says:

    Gorgeous! My favorite is Mocha Mint!

  14. Meg says:

    I honestly love them all–I’ve been drooling over them for quite some time. It’s like picking a favorite child sometimes, I swear. Ok, ok, it’s a true tie between Kiwiberry and Strawberry Fields–I love the punch of the brights! Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Lisa D. says:

    What a great giveaway! I would choose the Berry Bliss color if I were lucky enough to win!

  16. Karen H says:

    I think Sherbet is my top pick right now but I also really liked Spumoni and Cotton Candy. They are all very pretty though!!

  17. Maribel H. says:

    Kiwiberry of course. Love the bright colors.

  18. h.anna says:

    I´m totally into the cotton candy pack

  19. Peggie says:

    Berry Bliss and Cotton Candy!!!!

  20. Frances says:

    Green tea please and thank you.

  21. Gail says:

    Green Tea is definitely my favorite!

  22. Jennifer W. says:

    Mocha Mint, for sure. Thanks for this!

    Jennifer W.

  23. Melissa B. says:

    I like the sherbet. Thanks.

  24. Joan says:

    Hard to choose–they are all lovely combinations. I really like the Mint Chip.

  25. Lois says:

    The Green Tea is my favorite.

  26. Love your site and LOVE Bali Pops™ Fabric Strips – Spumoni!!

    :) -Kate

  27. Jeanine says:

    Cappucino and Strawberry Fields!

  28. Nancy says:

    I like the Green Tea pack! I also haven’t done anything with batikis but I have heard they are wonderful to work with. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  29. Zendy says:

    I am always iffy about batiks since my aunt moved back from Bali and I was able to see the real deal. These are actually really well done and I can see cultural influence instead of cultural ripoff like you see in commercial quilting stores. How refreshing, especially the earthy Cappuccino pack.

  30. carmel says:

    my favorite is the sherbet flavor.
    i like the colors!

  31. craftytammie says:

    Oh, I love the spumoni! second choice is cotton candy – it was a close race :)

  32. Shannon says:

    Definitely the green tea! Batiks are not my go-to fabrics, but I definitely appreciate them in the right place. :)

  33. Becky says:

    That sherbet collection caught my eyes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Diane says:

    I have loved batiks through the years. The very first official quilt I made was of Batiks! I think I’d go with Spumoni, but hard choice, they all are lovely. Thank You!

  35. Katherine says:

    Toss up between Strawberry Fields and Kiwiberry. Gorgeous fabrics.

  36. Elyse says:

    OMG I love the Green Tea pack. They are so pretty and you could do so much with these!

  37. Pam says:

    I must say that the Cappuccino looks scrumptious.

  38. Arlene S says:

    I LOVE Blai Batiks! How do I choose!!??? Green Tea or Sherbet but any would do for me.

  39. camelama says:

    Wow, how to pick one? I think maybe Cotton Candy, I’m feeling whimsical. :)

  40. Chrisandra Davis says:

    Berry Bliss followed closely by Cotton Candy – yum!

  41. I love the mocha mint and my second fave is the cappuccino pack. I have been longing to get one of these packs–batiks are what got me into sewing in the first place.

  42. Charlotte Haller says:

    I think the Cotton Candy is my favorite — and it could be just what I need to get me inspired to make my daughter a big girl quilt!

  43. Aniza says:

    Spumoni is my favourite and I have not try any Bali Batiks before nor a fabric giveaway …

  44. Colleen says:

    I was trying to pick one I needed, but Strawberry Fields spoke to my heart. Even spied a little piece of something I bought last week.

  45. Dot says:

    I must need a beverage as I love both the Green Tea & the Cappacino packs. However, as a batik lover I would be happy with any of them.

  46. sfer says:

    Yeah… real yum!!!
    I think my favorite is Strawberry Fields. Being a Beatle fun, I wonder why ;-)

  47. Karen says:

    That Spumoni pack has all the colors in one pack that I would need to make a Grand Canyon quilt, something I have been thinking about for quite a while.

  48. I really like Kiwiberry. All those blues, greens and purples would look so pretty put together in a quilt or pillows.

  49. Sue Cahill says:

    I love Sherbet, so yummy and summery!

  50. nanann says:

    ack! I LOVE batiks! LOVE everything about them — think they’re easy to sew with and just love the designs and colors and I could go on and on! I’ve been fingering these bali pops at stores for a while now.

    My fave would have to be Strawberry Fields. Yum!