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. julia says:

    Oh man!!! GREAT stuff…how could I possibly choose a favorite!?! I looove the black & white Alice print…the yellow with trees…Cotton & paint magazine…all the frog prints, dots, pigs!,I could go for broke!

  2. Prue says:

    What a great fabric supplier!!

    I love Spring Garden and Little Flowers C. Little flowers C jumped straight out at me coz I loved the colours and then I realised it was corduroy and loved it even more coz I love cord. Spring Garden reminds me of a cross stitch my mum once did.

  3. Bridget says:

    Wow the fabrics are so cute! I love the rabbits on the go fabric

  4. Bridget says:

    Geez Louise!! Such a tough call, but those hedgehogs really make me smile. Thank you for making me aware of the shop!

  5. nettie says:

    i love the daily bears print. super cute! what a great giveaway.

  6. Liz says:

    orange half-apples with ladybugs! first on the list, and i love it best. but those white and black sheep in your blog entry are also so fetching. what is it about sheep?

  7. Jessica says:

    It’s all so cute, but I love the owl fabric!

  8. Christy says:

    All the fabrics are irresistible but my fave is “Hello My Friend” in pink! Thank for this awesome chance to win some wonderful japanese fabric goodies!

    Cheers! xoxo

  9. Sharon says:

    So hard to choose!
    My favorites are the ones featuring animals:
    The smiling cats, the turtles, the hedgehogs, the elephants …..
    They are all so cute and would look terrific on a baby bedding set.

    Thank you once more for these terrific giveaways.


  10. Jenn says:

    Like everyone else, I had a really hard time choosing, but I keep coming back to the Daily Bears – so sweet. Hooray for giveaways!

  11. strikkelise says:

    There is a big bunch of lovely fabrics in there, but I think I’ll have to say ‘Let’s Enjoy Britain’. I just love the little buses and teapots and Big Ben and the cabs.

    Thanks for making me aware of this shop.

  12. Concha says:

    I’m not sure if it’s really my favourite, but I love ‘Waiting for the Bus ‘. So cute!!

  13. mariarrosa says:

    Very difficult to say only one… but… well I love Spools of Thread by Anano.

  14. Kay says:

    Wow, that’s a great collection of fabric to chose from. I had a really hard time choosing one.
    My favourite: the blue “Japanese Fabric – Patchwork”

  15. Leigh says:

    I cry over the linen robots fabric each time I see it… I love how cute it is!!!

  16. Fulvia says:

    The hedgehogs -not easy to write that!- and the black happy hippos! Hope to win, thanks!

  17. Edith says:

    Well, I’m always on the lookout for mushroom fabrics. My favorite is this one: which comes in green and brown.

  18. Renee says:

    I really like the deer series in pink and green and the hello my friend pink fabric is sew nice too!

  19. MzTallulah says:

    The Giraffes are lovely, both in the Spring and Autumn colours. Then again, Lisa is offering so many choices, it’s difficult to pick just one!

  20. Anna S. says:

    Oh, I love the “Cute Cats.” I could do something wonderful with a half yard of that.

    Anna S.

  21. Holly says:

    I really love the design in ‘Christmas Scene in Red’ but if you love to sew how could you not love the adorableness of ‘Spools of Thread’!!!! Sooo cute!!

  22. Betsy says:

    I can’t enough of hedgehogs lately…lovely fabric.

  23. Jo-Ann Martin says:

    I love the “Daily Bears”!

  24. charlie says:

    So many great print to choose . Japanese Fabric – Pretty Flowers – White #18923283 I just love it.

  25. Lindsay says:

    …30 minutes later, I like Happy Squirrels, Images from Russia, and Owls.

  26. melissa says:

    ooh my favourite is the Hedgehogs on Green! so kawaii!

  27. Ashley says:

    I see so many that I’d love to have! I love love love the spring garden print, and also the lines and dots, the african safari & the giraffes. It’s too hard to pick a favorite – they’re all so great! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  28. Chasley says:

    I’m absolutely in love with the Glitter Elephants. I’ve been pining for this print forever:)

  29. sarah says:

    I LOOOVE the hedgehogs.. but there are so many I love ;-)

  30. Sam says:

    I just love those hedgehogs–can’t get enough!

  31. I adore this shop! I order from here as often as I can (as often as my budget allows!). My favorite are the hedgehogs.

  32. Jan says:

    Spring garden, hands down! Perhaps because I’ve had enough of winter in Chicago this year. :-)
    Great selection of Japanese prints!

  33. Jennifer says:

    I love the french shops!

  34. Kate says:

    So many wonderful fabrics to choose from – I’m going to go with the Bees, Ladybugs and Pink Apples in the cotton/linen section.

  35. Cinnamon says:

    It’s hard to decide on just one fabric, but I’m partial to the animal safaris and the mushroom prints.

  36. Mariko says:

    I’ve always loved that numbers fabric, so I think I’ll have to go with that in the orange and green! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  37. Lisa says:

    I just adore Hello My Friend – Pink. I like the pink the most! But there is so much cuteness in that shop!!

  38. Malinda L says:

    oh I love this fabric:

    and this one:

    soo cute!!

    she has such a great shop – it was hard to pick!

  39. camelama says:

    I think I like the Pig Outing in yellow best … kind of reminds me of Paddington Bear out in his yellow raincoat! Hee.

  40. Emily S says:

    I looooove the sheep fabric in your blog posting! So cute!

  41. Yolanda says:

    Good afternoon. There are so many cute fabrics, the turtles, the elephants but I love the little boy feeding the sheep.

  42. Jenni Mac says:

    Is it wrong to love all of it. I would narrow it down to one and then click to go to the next page and fall in love with something else. For the sake of choosing I’ll have to say I love Japanese Fabric – Cars, Trucks, and Ambulances. But I must admit I love so much more. SO MUCH MORE.

  43. Nada says:

    i love the one with matroyshkas and mushrooms!

  44. Carrie M. says:

    I love Animals in the Woods. Squirrels, birds, hedgehogs and mushrooms in one print? Cute overdose. *dies*

  45. Kara says:

    I love the Japanese Fabric – Lolipop Flowers – Half Yard. This was just one of my favorites. I really loved a lot of them.

  46. Katherine says:

    The Bear Town fabric is so super cute! I love little city prints. The matryoshkas and mushrooms together are pretty awesome too. Ooooh, and robots. I’m going to have to stick with Bear Town.

  47. Rhiannon says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite but I’m going to go with the bikes and clouds because it’s perfect for my husband!