Giveaway: This and That From Japan

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This and That From Japan on Etsy offers a wonderful range of Japanese fabrics and craft supplies, straight from Japan! Owner Lisa, an expatriate originally from Hawaii, provides a one-stop shop for designer Japanese fabrics (like Shinzi Katoh, Decole, and Cozy Tomato), Sanrio character fabrics, and cotton and cotton-linen blend prints from Kokka and other manufacturers.

cute sanrio and san-x fabrics from this and that from japan

Lisa is offering three $25 gift certificates that can be used to buy fabrics from her cotton and cotton linen blend sections. To enter, visit her shop, then come back here and leave a comment letting us know your favorite fabric you saw there. The comments will be closed one week from today, Monday, Feb. 23 at noon CST, and afterwards Lisa will choose the three winners and set them up with their prize.

sheep on brown from this and that from japan

numbers fabric from this and that from japan

My own current favorites!

And-that’s-not-all-folks! True Up readers get 10% off their orders (not including shipping) through next Monday as well. Just go through Etsy’s checkout process and note “true up discount” in the “notes to seller” box. Don’t send any payment yet; you’ll receive a new invoice.

Lisa also provides a special shipping rate for large orders (from small businesses, sewing groups, or individuals) of $30 for about four pounds of fabric. The yardage just depends on the weight of the fabric but she has sent up to 13 yards of fabric this way. Again, complete the checkout process with Etsy but don’t pay, and note “Special Shipping” in the “notes to seller” box and she will send a new invoice. She will also let you know how much fabric you can add to make maximum use of the weight.


  1. Juli says:

    OH… hands down, my favorite fabrics are the ones of chickens! I LOVE THEM.

  2. Kathleen says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite when it comes to Japanese fabrics! But, I really love Spring Flowers.

  3. joy says:

    Wow–what a fabulous collection :) I really love the Hot Air Balloons though. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Anita says:

    I love the little red riding hood with the white background. It was really hard to just chose one fabric!

  5. Darci says:

    It was really hard to choose between Glittery Mushrooms or Glittery Elephants, so both of them have to be my favorite. I just love the colors in the prints!

  6. Heidi M says:

    I love her japanese robots fabric, so cute!

  7. John says:

    They’re all so great … it was a toss-up between the elephants and the hedgehogs … but then I saw the giraffes. I think that has to be my favorite. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  8. Nancy says:

    love so many
    but since i collect red riding hood i would have to go with that

  9. Stephanie says:

    The GIRAFFE…my absolute favorite!

  10. Michelle says:

    Hedgehogs! I hope I win – next Monday is my birthday, and I would love to get some fun fabrics from Japan!

  11. Jessica says:

    Those glitter elephants are fun…

    everything is too cute!

  12. Aida says:

    i was browsing the site with my 28 months old by my shoulder and she said, mummy, lookie, elephant!. we LOVE the colorful elephant, and the robots, and the hedgehogs, and the giraffe..ok ok i’ll stop now.. :-)

  13. Sheila says:

    I loved the Japanese Fabric B with the cute little bees on it. I would say the hedgehogs but I just brought some of that a couple of weekends ago.

  14. Rita says:

    What a wonderfull giveaway!
    My favorite is the “spring Garden”, but very hard to choose ;)

  15. sfer says:

    I would love to win a gift certificate from “This and that from Japan”!! She was one of my first purchases on etsy. I really like the butterflies, the tape measures, and the cute leaves… among so many others!!

    Thanks for the chance to win… and for the tip regarding the shipping costs!!

  16. Michela says:

    It’s almost impossible to choose, though as a quilter I prefer the 100% cottons. I love animals in the woods and the whole line of fairytale silhouette fabrics!

  17. Anne says:

    I love the matryoshka fabrics – these are the greatest.

  18. Holly says:

    I can’t decide between the green apples or the hedgehogs, so I am picking two favorites. Awesome giveaway!

  19. fae says:

    The giraffes! Sooo vintage!

  20. I love the “Hello my Friend” in pink fabric. Just soooo cute. It was very hard to pick just one favourite though!

  21. Jessica says:

    Oh dear, look at all that awesome fabric! Its enough to make me swoon. Anyway, my favorite is the Japanese Floral Print – Blue. Too fabulous!

  22. Amy Hodge says:

    Wow, it’s almost impossible to pick. But I really liked Tea Time, Choco en Chocolat, and Hippos, Elephants, and Zebras (that’s one print). Oh — and the robot prints are really cute too!!

  23. Amy says:

    Too cute. I love the linen/cotton bicycle and cloud fabric.

  24. Cathy says:

    I love the hedgehog print cotton.

  25. Christina says:

    I just LOVE the robot fabric. The kitty face fabric is pretty cute, too!

  26. Annie says:

    A tough choice, but I’m partial to “animals in the woods” (owls, tree stumps, chipmunks!) and “tea time.” Too much cuteness! Thanks.

  27. Judy D. says:

    I love the blue and green hedgehogs…and the sheep too!

  28. Alex says:

    I LOVED the “african safari”! so perky, and cute, and all the animals. Amazing!

  29. chantal says:

    It’s so hard to pick one, but I really like the green apples, my second favorite would have to be the hedgehogs – so cute!

  30. Jane says:

    Wow, great etsy site… love Japanese prints and ‘This and That’ has many I hadn’t seen before. I love the linen/cotton blends… so many cute ones. My favorites: the ‘Pig Outing’ with the pig holding the umbrella and ‘Underwater’ with the 3 different sizes of fish preying on each other. Will definitely be shopping there!

  31. holly* says:

    i LOVE: Japanese Fabric – Matryoshka Dolls on gray!!!

    but the hedgehogs, and piggies, and robots and pretty much everything else is pretty dang awesome too~

  32. Harley says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite! But I so love the Deer and the Happy Days fabric. Too cute!!

  33. Shannon says:

    I was all set to dig through her selection for a few hours, but I think the glitter elephants win.
    Not that that will stop me from browsing.

  34. Alissa says:

    Oh my gosh – HOW to pick?!? There are so many wonderful fabrics there… The Panda & Pig Ballerinas are amazing, but every fabric in her store is!! What a great give away!

  35. LeAnn says:

    There are so many cute fabrics, but I love Cars, Cars, Cars. I need to make a baby boy quilt, and that fabric is adorable!

  36. Barbara says:

    I think the Giraffes-Spring are so cute. It’s so hard to choose.

  37. Bronwyn says:

    Blue and green hedgehogs are smiling at me I’m sure!

  38. Dewdrop says:

    What a great shop! She has such a huge selectin, it’s hard to choose my favorite. It’s a toss-up between the cute hedgehogs on white or the happy squirrels on grey. Lovely!

  39. Rachael says:

    I love the glittery elephants on white. Thanks for being so generous!

  40. Elizabeth H says:

    It’s so hard to choose my favorite but I really love the hedgehogs.

  41. Rachel says:

    I just went through her whole shop the other day ogling at all her fabric… 29 pages!

    I’m a sucker for apples, so my favorite is the green apples print with the little hearts as highlights on the apples.

  42. starla says:

    oooo, i love the glittery elephants! so many awesome fabrics!

  43. mary says:

    The green and blue hedgehogs are my favorite, but my girls would want something in hello kitty!

  44. Chrisandra Davis says:

    It is so hard to choose but if I must, I love the Cats with Crowns in white — mainly because it fits my kitty to a “T”.


  45. Jessie says:

    I love the goldfish fabric!

  46. Michelle says:

    There are so many cute fabrics but the happy squirrels are the best!

  47. stacy says:

    There’s definitely lots to love at her shop, but the Sanrio Characters print is definitely my favorite!

  48. Baba says:

    The Green Apples is my favorite!

  49. Kiki says:

    I can’t pick just one! My favorites are a tie between Spring Garden and Tea Time. They’re both so uplifting!

  50. Stefanie says:

    First off thanks for giving me a heads up to another great source of Japanese fabric! I am loving the cute hedgehogs. They are just that, cute!