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. carmel says:

    i love the playmat pattern!
    its my favorite!

  2. Janice says:

    My favorite fabric collections are SpellBound – love the blues and purples – and the Nature Elements because they are such a nice collection of blenders with some interest. Loved the quilts section in the Style Gallery and the idea of making a picnic quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Sandy N. says:

    I love the simplicity of “Dream of a Garden”. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes!

  4. Ellen Ban says:

    Patricia’s fabrics are beautiful and they feel so nice!
    I’ve got my eye on the Cotton Candy quilt1

  5. Munaiba says:

    I can’t decide between the Verona Bag and the Maui bag. Pat’s fabrics are just beautiful.

  6. Sequana says:

    I’m a quilter so Posh Flowers and Renew me are free projects I’m gonna d/l for sure.

    What a great giveaway of her beautiful things!

  7. Angela says:

    I really like the Chic Throw! There are so many things to choose from. Thank you for the chance to win!

  8. Michelle says:

    I am making a quilt with Patricia Bravo fabrics right now, mostly Naturella. I love the purses and bags, especially the Milano bag!

  9. Anne says:

    WOW—-What beautiful fabric. I especially love the “Chic” quilt and the Maui bag. I would love to win. I must hunt down this fabric.

  10. Anna says:

    I love the clutch pattern… and of course, her inspiration section is…. inspirational! :)

  11. I like the Daisy Pillow – it would be perfect for my daughter’s room!

  12. Kelly E says:

    I love the Sentiments II quilt. Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to try it.

  13. Dorian says:

    I really like her handbag/tote patterns. The Paris one is especially appealing. She has some lovely, summery fabric too! Just perfect for these handbags.

  14. Tas says:

    All the Paradise palettes are gorgeous. And those bag patterns are lovely. I love the Paris bag.

  15. MJ Mayer says:

    I love the Paris Kit with all the metal hardware! Very unique and semi-trendy. The darker Color Splash option would be perfect for transitioning into fall!

  16. Cathy says:

    The Organic Obsession Quilt! So cool!

  17. Jennifer Meyer says:

    I just love the tunics and dresses. They are fabulous out of her prints and remind me of tropical vacations yet to come!

  18. Tierney says:

    Bravo for Pat Bravo! What a delightful, original site. I adore the children’s storage trunks – great idea with many uses. I especially love Pat’s inspiration boards for her latest fabric line. Thank you True Up for featuring her again.

  19. Debbie Gallett says:

    I liked the color you world inspiration part. The color ideas were great.

  20. Jan K says:

    The prismatic quilt pattern caught my eye along with the play mat kit.

  21. Patricia says:

    I love these fabrics!!! I love the Maui bag and well basically everything. Its so nice and refreshing to have beautiful fabrics as inspiration, modern, hip, cool, and just upbeat.
    Great giveaway!!

  22. Marsy says:

    Love that Cotton Candy quilt! I’m definitely adding it to my idea file, even if I don’t win these fabrics. (Which I totally love, by the way!)

  23. Ann Marie says:

    I almost didn’t come back here Pat’s site is so lovely. I have downloaded the Organic Obsession pattern, and found dozens of must-have fabrics and a new quilt shop to visit! It’s great that she lets you know exactly where to find her fabrics both online and in your area.

  24. Grace says:

    I love the Cotton Candy Quilt. Just will have to try that and maybe a couple others. Love the fabrics too.

  25. Amy C says:

    What beautiful designs! I love the kit for the Paris Bag!

  26. Emma says:

    OMG what a beatiful site she has, what an amazing selection of prizes, and what an incredible number of people entering already… My chances of winning anything are probably slim as ever, but I have been over to Pat Bravo and I totally adore the cute little clutch bags.. I’d definitely want to give those a go. I’m going to download when I get home tonight!!! The whole site is gorgeous and the fabrics are drop dead gorgeous too….

    I do love your site too!!!!!!!! I always follow you on my RSS reader… xx

  27. Tiffani says:

    my husband and I just bought an Airstream and have been trying to find inspiration for new slipcovers and pillow for me to sew… I think we found it!! We spent some time looking at the Color Your World section and are loving the reds!! Pat Bravo could really help us spruce up the space!

  28. Nancy A says:

    Oh, oh, oh, I LOVE the Modern Affair fabrics in both the Serene and Passionate Palettes. I can’t wait for October to get here so I can buy some. Also love the Maui bag.

  29. Jan says:

    I’m loving the flirty pillow pattern. Love the website!

  30. Sarah says:

    Oh, where to start. . . the quilts, the pillows, the cushions. . . excuse me while I go wipe the drool off of the computer.

  31. Sarah M says:

    I really like the Posh Flowers quilt pattern. Modern simplicity with the addition of applique. I could see making this with any of the Art Gallery fabric collections.

  32. Sue says:

    I love the inspiration page and the subtlety of her fabrics.

  33. Carla says:

    thanks so much for the opportunity. The prizes are gorgeous!!!!!

  34. Ramona says:

    I really like her paradise fabrics, and any of the bags look super cool too, ‘specially the Milano bag…

  35. Brenda says:

    The fabrics and quilting projects are beautiful. I downloaded the Sweet Dreams and the Organic Obsssion project sheets and think I’m going to go back to download a couple more. I love the clutch purses too … so cute.

  36. Deb says:

    Oh, I right away went to the Quilting free pattern section, and I love the Dream of a Garden quilt. Thanks so much for the link! I LOVE so many of the projects and all free! i’d love to win.

  37. WOW, that website is chock-full of goodness! The pillows are great, and I was amazed at how generous her free projects section was! Clutches have my heart right now, so I’d have to say that the clutch projects were speaking to me. In her “inspiration images” section, she had a photo of a teeny tiny clutch that would be perfect for holding tea bags or something else small. Love the whole site!

  38. Adrienne says:

    I really like the “Organic Obsession” quilt pattern. It looks so wonky and organized at the same time.

  39. Wow! What a generous giveaway! I’m very excited about the possibility of winning some of her gorgeous fabrics. I discovered her earlier this year and not only do I love her fabric designs and the colors she chooses, but the “hand” of the fabric is amazing. It has such a lovely drape. I love both the Sweet Dreams and the Cotton Candy free quilt patterns. She’s got a great site.

    And, by the way, I love your site! You obviously have a similar level of fabric obsession as me! I can’t walk by anything fabric without reaching out to touch it!

  40. Wendy says:

    I would love to do a Posh Flowers quilt with Paradise fabric line.

  41. Dana says:

    Wow, what a great site. For projects I have to make the Sweet Dreams quilt, it’s wonderful. The color my world was my favorite place and I plan on spending a lot more time looking at that, it just made me smile. Thanks.

  42. Kathy says:

    I love her free quilt patterns Posh Flowers and Cotton Candy. Simple designs, but the fabric really takes them to a new level.

  43. Megan says:

    Oh I LOVE the monoco free quilt pattern! Her fabric is just phenomenal!

  44. Heather F says:

    The posh flowers quilt!!! So cute. Thanks for the great giveaway

  45. Jette says:

    The inspiration pages are wonderful, really eye candy
    The new Paradise line is beautiful especially the sunset palette

  46. Anita says:

    Loved the “Color Your World” photos.

  47. Heather says:

    Gaga over the Creamy Gelato Palette of the Sugar line. Gorgeous! I want to make a nice, big quilt with it. I would never tire of working with these colours and patterns. If I don’t win any, I’m going to buy some for sure.

    I just subscribed to the blog.

  48. corina says:

    I love the playmat! I would also like to use the fabrics Lavender Plaid, Chalky Silhouette and Iron Knots to make a wall quilt for my family room. The fabrics are really beautiful, in fact they would be perfect framed!

  49. I’m in love with the flirty pillows, but I think the Essential Tote is going to be a necessity in my life!! Not to mention that I need to stash all those oval patterns!!!!

  50. Lindsay says:

    My faves of this site are of course the little clutches, the fun pillows, and the fabric. I love that Pat shows many different displays of using her fabric. I am kind of new to sewing and I like to see examples to get ideas. I am so excited to find her fabric where I live. Sewing is sew much fun!