Sponsor Giveaway: PatBravo.com / Art Gallery Fabrics

If you have ever met Patricia Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics (even if it was just through our interview last year), you know that she is an absolute dynamo. She not only designs several fabric collections a year, but masterminds the many patterns and kits her company produces. There needed to be a central place where all these facets of Bravo’s creative work could come together, so she recently launched PatBravo.com. There you can get inspiration for using Bravo’s fabric collections in home decor, quilts, clothing, handbags, and more. The Color Your World section juxtaposes beautiful photography with fabric designs, providing a glimpse into Bravo’s creative inspiration. Ready to sew? There are four free patterns for pillows and 17 for quilts, and a listing of where you can buy her fabrics and retail kits and patterns.

To celebrate the launch, Patbravo.com is giving away a truly spectacular array of prizes to seven True Up readers! Here’s what up for grabs:

Prize #1: A tote bag made with Filigree fabric + one 12 fat quarter bundle

Prizes #2, 3, & 4: one 12 half-yard bundle (each)

Prizes #5, 6, & 7: One assorted scrap bag + 1 toy box pattern (each)

To enter, go have a look around Patbravo.com, then come back here and tell us in the comments about the favorite project or projects you spotted. Comments will close and the winners will be chosen next Wednesday, August 5, 2010, around 3pm CDT. Good luck and happy clicking!


  1. SheilaC says:

    Thank you for a great give away!

    I love this pattern: The Milano Bag


  2. Kate Erbach says:

    Essentially, it is the Essential Tote that caught my eye. Mostly because I can also see adding a fourth side to make it into a square pillow. I love the flat sides.

  3. phyllis f says:


    it’s both modern and retro!

    nice site, too!

  4. Carolyn Wood says:

    I loved the Organic Obsession Quilt. It has a funky look to it. Love her fabrics.

  5. duff says:

    good and bad:
    the free quilting patterns page has faulty pdfs. I received 3 error messages on 3 different patterns then gave up. I love the kits for th Paris bag–how nice to have everything in one package! When you click on “where to buy” it comes up with all the retailers, and most of them do not have the kit. I gave up after a few clicks there too…
    However, the style gallery is super-cool and I love the way you can click for a close-up. the color your world and design your world pages are amazing and so inspiring!! In all, the site is very easy to navigate and the palette presentations are just gorgeous!
    Projects? It would be a toss up between the Maui bag for every day, the Essential tote for work and the Paris bag for travelling. Oh, decisions! But first, I’d better add patbravo.com to my google reader!!

  6. Lisa says:

    I love the little everyday cluthches! I’m always looking for little bags to hold small projects, toys, electronic gear and whatnot – those are perfect! And, very cute :)

  7. Georgi P. says:

    the smallest of the everyday clutches is on my list!

  8. Kate K says:

    I absolutley love the chain pillow. How adorable!!!!

    Thanks for the giveaways!

  9. Amber says:

    Wow – her site is gorgeous…love the inspiration pictures and the flirty pillows project is so cute!

  10. Anita says:

    I love the everyday clutches.

  11. Deidra says:

    What beautiful site!? I always love free patterns. I can’t wait to work on some new pillow from her patterns.

  12. Amy Hodge says:

    I like the Cotton Candy and Dream of a Garden quilts, which would be perfect to make if I got the fabric, because my sister saw these fabrics at a shop once and said, “Ooh! I love these! If you ever want to make me a quilt, use a bunch of these fabrics!!” :) If I win, she’ll be getting a quilt for Christmas!

  13. Patty says:

    I love the Naturella collection, all of it! I’d love to make a quilt out of that line. I’d have to make an Essential Tote too. It’s so cute.

  14. Christine says:

    There’s a lovely collared jacket at the top of the first page of clothing in the style gallery – gorgeous use of the print. I like the clutch bags too.

  15. nikki says:

    I really love the Cotton Candy free quilting pattern. so much so that I think I have to add it to my quilt-making queue.

  16. ~Michelle~ says:

    Lovin’ the Play Mat for kids – with my friend group starting to have babies, I’m thinking this would be great for gifts!

  17. Miranda says:

    I really like the Maui bag and the flirty pillows. Favorite fabric is “Sugar” in the creamy gelato colorway.

  18. PaulaK says:

    I have long been an admirer of the Prismatic quilt and hope to make one soon!

  19. Linda says:


  20. Jenny says:

    I love the flirty pillows in the free projects section. Such a simple design but so cute!

  21. Logan says:

    I really like the flirty pillows! Too fun! I’d like to try and make some of those for sure!

  22. Stephanie says:

    oh my goodness, I love everything! However, my favorite is the toy box, as I have never seen anything like it with the zipper and the top. It could be stackable, and could even act as storage for other items. THanks for such a TREMENDOUS giveaway!

  23. I love the Renew Me quilt. It’s beautiful!

  24. Marcia W. says:

    I follow Pat Bravo already and hope more stores pick up her collections. The quilt pattern pulling at me now has hexagons — would love to make Cotton Candy using fabric that I win here! Beautiful fabrics and innovative projects.

  25. Julie says:

    I love the kits! I have a weakness for kits and hers are so cute!

  26. KristenA says:

    My favorite is the Alhambra’s Reflection kit. I am so in love with that fabric collection, and that quilt really makes it sing!

  27. Sonya says:

    There are so many great ideas on her site! And all of the free patterns are just begging to be made. I’m ready to make as many little clutches as she sends me fabric for. I’ll be doing at least one of the pillow styles this week end, probably the chain one, or maybe the daisy.

  28. Mary P says:

    There is this adorable bib that I wouldn’t want my baby to get dirty! I guess that defeats the purpose, huh?

  29. Caitlin says:

    It’s all very delicious, but the one that stood out most for me was the play mat kit: a close girlfriend of mine recently found out she is pregnant and I’d love to make one for her baby shower!

  30. Kim says:

    Clutch C is absolutely amazing! Thanks for directing me this way…I adore these fabulous fabrics!

  31. Tong says:

    I really like Sweet Dreams quilt pattern, the fabrics are so perfect for the quilt too!

  32. Licet says:

    I love her free patterns, as well as the Filigree line of fabric. But I am also really into clutches right now, so I am looking forward to trying the everyday clutches pattern.

  33. Elizabeth says:

    I love the Cotton Candy Quilt project. So cute! Now, if only I had some beautiful fabrics to go along with it… As usual, awesome giveaway! Thanks to True Up and Pat Bravo!!

  34. My first project would be the quilt pattern called Alhambra’s Reflection. It’s gorgeous.

  35. Cathy A says:

    That is a pretty amazing giveaway–and they are some of my very favorite fabrics! My favorite project is one pictured in the gallery of quilts, but is a pattern in a magazine–the Modern Sweets quilt with the Sugar fabrics. It’s my current project. Of the free patterns, my favorite is the clutch purses–specifically the one with gathers on the bottom using the Paradise fabrics coming out soon. I love her fabrics!!

  36. Julia says:

    Those fabric lines are absolutely marvelous. I especially like the “Modern Affair” and “Dreaming in French.” Bravo for Pat!

  37. Kerri Kowal says:

    Wow! What a beautiful website. I really like the “Renew Me” quilt made with the Revive line. I wish it were still available… so pretty! But, I think that quilt pattern would look good using most fabrics!

  38. Susan says:

    I absolutely love her fabric!! I have made several outfits for my daughter and for myself from her fabric. I love all the home dec projects on her sight … have not thought about using it for that before.

  39. Mama Mel says:

    I love the Renew Me quilt project. I am going to bookmark her site! So many lovely projects! :)

  40. Sammia says:

    I like the pajamas and matching slippers made from the sugar line of fabric, warm whipped florets and violet lazy charms. I love the peter pan collar detail!

  41. Hannah says:

    Too many great projects! I love the Verona bag and the Asian Beauty quilt.

  42. Michelle says:

    Thanks for such a great giveaway – I love the everyday clutches. I must make time to have a go at these! :)

  43. Louise says:

    Thanks for the ‘introduction’ to Pat Bravo’s new website. How full of wondrous inspiration is that! I love her use of colour. How to choose a favourite? I liked the ‘Modern Affair’ and the ‘Sugar’ collections the best. My very favourite project that i spied over there were the gorgeous shell pink pyjamas with purple Peter Pan collar and cuffs made from fabrics from the ‘Sugar’ collection. You’d feel like a princess wearing them.

  44. Elise says:

    I love it all!!!

  45. Lauren says:

    I think I’d like to make the flirty pillows – the tie corners are a cute touch!

  46. julie soden says:

    I love Pat’s clutch pattern. I am a quilter but see these clutches as super gifts for daughters etc. Love your website Pat. Your fabrics are exquisite. keep inspiring all of us with you fabulous designs.

  47. beth lehman says:

    this stuff looks like candy – i love the Alhambra’s Reflections quilt – lovely stuff.

  48. Vicki says:

    I love the everyday clutch – perfect for a garden party!

  49. rachal m says:

    the everyday clutches look great! and i love the new fabric line!

  50. 2hippos says:

    I love the Verona clutch. I might have to get it and make one :) Thanks for the giveaway.