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. Sherri says:

    I love the Milano bag…what a great design…and I also love the “Cotton Candy” quilt…it is just one of those “happy” quilts!

  2. MargaretL says:

    The Verona bag is very nice. Perhaps would make my first handbag with the fabric prize.

  3. Beal says:

    I like the everyday clutch — I think I’ll make one for a friend (to match a skirt I also made for her). :-)

  4. johanna says:

    I also like the everyday clutches in the free project section. They look like they are fun to make!

  5. Ellen says:

    Wow! I loved the Sentiments II quilt pattern with the Feelings II collection swatches. Great color combination!

  6. Amy says:

    I love the Dream of a Garden quilt project. Gorgeous!

  7. joyce says:

    what a FABULOUS website! i think i’m going to have to make the travel set as soon as i get a free minute. fantastic fabrics and patterns.

  8. Ruth Thompson says:

    Her whole Filigree line is gorgeous! I’d like a whole lot of all of it!

  9. Patty S says:

    I am very impressed with her website – it’s clean, beautiful and easy on the eye, fast to load, simple to navigate around, and very very complementary with her style. Her bio is quite inspiring, and she sounds like a seriously nice woman!!! Anyways, I’m in the process of teaching my 12 year old daughter to sew, and I think the flirty pillow is right up her alley for a first-time project. It’s simple, yet a little upscale from a plain box, so it will keep her interest, and especially give her some practice with sewing on curves. Thanks for the heads up (I read True Up on RSS feed) for her site. Oh, and it’s also nice to see that her fabrics are available in Alberta, reasonably close to where I live. Patty

  10. Katy says:

    Oh my…it has to be the pillows. I’ve been in a pillow making frenzy lately getting ready for my new sectional sofa arriving soon, and I adore Pat Bravo fabrics. I have oodles of them at the moment.

  11. Kristen says:

    I love it all…especially the Cotton Candy quilt pattern!! Fabulous!

  12. Karen says:

    I love that Dreaming in French fabric, and the Everyday Clutch project. Beautiful!

  13. Mary Claire says:

    A Modern Affair in Passionate! Did you see the peacock one? Ack; gotta get that!

  14. Aimee says:

    Oh my, why do I have to pick one? I loved the Filigree line and the tote was awesome, but I am a bag slut. Thank you for introducing me to her line!!!

  15. Katie Walker says:

    ohh I love all of her stuff! i really like all the bag kits, and the pillows!

  16. Erin Sanders says:

    I am in love with the Cotton Candy quilt pattern but I also adore the Paris Bag.

    Thank you for introducing me to her!

  17. Rebecca says:

    WOW! My jaw dropped a LOT when I saw all those prizes …
    LOVE her purse patterns, especially the Milano one.

  18. What a beautiful website! I liked the Paris Bag Kit and the Everyday Clutches in the free patterns. Thanks for sharing her new website.

  19. Heidi says:

    two things I’m loving….the Milano bag and using the fabric as art….I love how cool our modern designs are and I love how they look framed by themselves!

  20. Caro says:

    Holy doodle, you weren’t kidding about the photography in the inspiration section. Some fabulous macros! Absolutely stunning next to the fabric it inspired. Love.

  21. Sara A says:

    Very difficult to choose. I do love the Paris kit, though! Something about it just resonates with me.

  22. Terriaw says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I love her new site, which is full of so much eye candy! I really want to make the Sweet Dreams quilt.

  23. Anne Marie says:

    Can I say I love everything about this site – love the flirty pillow – the grab n sew kits, the quilts – WOW.

  24. Ashley M. says:

    How sweet of her to do a giveaway! (And such an awesome one at that!)

    I love love love the Cotton Candy quilt. I have never made a quilt, but I think could (slowly) be my first!

  25. I’m a fan of the clutches. Thanks for letting me know about this site!

  26. LeAnnB says:

    I love the Essential Tote and the Monaco Bag. TOO cute! Pat’s fabrics make me drool with need! Thanks so much for the giveaway, girls! :)

  27. Jaye says:

    Hi! I just learned about Pat last week and spent some time looking at her fabrics. I really like the girly, but not sickly sweet nature of her website. I hadn’t had a chance to look at the projects so your giveaway was a great opportunity. I had hoped to see a tote bag project, but found the Organic Obsessions quilt project pretty interesting. In terms of her products, I do like the Paris bag. They styling of her pattern line is GREAT, as well!

  28. Karen says:

    Well I’m a handbag sort of a girl, so I LOVE the everyday clutches!!!

  29. Bobbie23nc says:

    I thought Paradise was beautiful fabric but when I saw Modern Affair, my heart almost stopped. I ask you is that not the most beautiful line of the new season? Can’t wait to feel that in my two hands. I hope next time I hop on an airplane I’ve got a Paris bag over my shoulder. I say BRAVO, Pat Bravo!

  30. SoozeM says:

    I love her fabrics, I am actually in the process of making a bag with her fabrics at the moment! I really love her Firenze Grab’n Sew kit with the Aqua Garden fabric, very yummy!!

  31. Mary says:

    Love the Milano kit in Dashing Roses! great website – thanks for the giveaway

  32. Penny G says:

    I love the posh flowers quilt pattern and the simple clutches.

  33. Sue Jean says:

    The clutches, I love the everyday clutches!

  34. Theresa N. says:

    I really like Pat’s fabrics. Definitely a fan of the flirty pillow!

  35. Val says:

    I just love Patricia Bravo’s fabrics – I already have some from the Alhambra II collection stashed that I’m eager to use in my living room. I think some of those free pillow patterns will be perfect!

    I also love the quilt patterns, especially Cotton Candy and Renew Me – simple construction (great for a beginning quilter like me!), but oh so lovely.

  36. Jenny says:

    Love the Toy Box patterns – so fun! Fab giveaway!!!

  37. Kaylan says:

    Oh, the flirty pillows project is too cute!! I will have to get busy on this one:)

  38. Barb in MI says:

    I love Organic Obsession! It immediately called out to me :)
    Love the fabrics – thanks so much!

  39. jodi meenan says:

    I visited Pat Bravo and love the Sentiment II quilt and the Dream of a Garden quilt. Thanks for a chance!

  40. Alice S says:

    I would love to make the daisy pillows. I’m so impressed with Pat Bravo’s website. The color your world and design you world sections are wonderful. I could look through it all day.

  41. ariane says:

    There’s a pink and purple stripy quilt in the inspiration section that looks so fun to make.

  42. Carmen says:

    I’m particularly fond of the Revive Me quilt pattern. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  43. jessica says:

    oh, i am super inspired by that chain pillow! i can picture it in my boys’ bedroom.
    thanks for the chance to win these fabulous fabrics!

  44. Hannah says:

    I’m so intrigued by the amount of movement in the Organic Obession quilt. At first I thought it was pieced with a bunch of complicated curves, but I’m amazed that it’s all just straight lines!

  45. Sandy Allen says:

    How fun! I love the Weaving Memories and the Cotton Candy patterns in the freebies, and I also like the Verona bag kit. Great site!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. HeatherL says:

    The Pat Bravo Verona Bag looks like a must have project! What a fantastic giveaway!I’m off to check out Art Gallery Fabrics—thanks for the heads up!!

  47. Kelly B. says:

    I love the Organic Obession quilt! I also really like her Flirty Pillows! Sooooo pretty!

  48. Lynette Stratton says:

    love the playmat grab n’sew kit!! and ‘Paradise’ is definitely my fave fabric range…fingers crossed :)

  49. Carmen (Country Mouse) says:

    I absolutely love all of Pat’s designs! I just adore the everyday clutches!

  50. craftydill says:

    I love the Monaco quilt pattern and the Oval Elements in Papaya and Green Apple are wonderful fabrics! Thanks for the chance!! -Michelle