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. Aclisto says:

    I just love the fabric bows and flowers in the children’s section. Everything in her collections is just amazing! I’ve never heard of her before but I will be sure to be keeping watch and bookmarking the site! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

  2. SewLindaAnn says:

    Thank you to Patricia, and yourself for providing this beyond amazing giveaway. Any prize package would put a smile on my face. I approached this like a Christmas list for my husband (hint, hint if you’re reading). I would love the Verona Bag pattern, the Paris Bag Kit, the Nouvelle quilt as you go instructions because I haven’t done that before, and some of the Naturella fabric, and the Toybox pattern which is great for gifts.

  3. Angelina says:

    I love the clutch purses! Already saved the free pattern to my computer & can’t wait to get started on one. Thanks so much!

  4. Rebecca says:

    The Cotton Candy quilt pattern looks totally doable and cute. Thanks for pointing the site out to me!

  5. Doris says:

    I think Pat’s Grab & Sew Kits are a work of genius, and I am totally in love with her fabrics and the verona Bag pattern!


  6. traceyjay says:

    I’m really liking the modern affair fabrics…and I can’t decide if I like the Paris or the Monaco kit better… :)

  7. Michelle says:

    How have I missed these? I love the Firenz bag and the Cotton Candy quilt. Definitely, her fabrics are on my growing list!

  8. KatieW says:

    I love the Everyday Clutches! I think they will make great gifts for a couple of friends that have birthdays coming up soon. I am also excited to see the pillow bed when it is posted.

  9. sang says:

    I love the Milano bag and the play mat patterns.

  10. Huong says:

    i love the playmat kit project as my 3rd baby boy just arrived.

  11. Joy says:

    I’d like to try the Posh Flowers quilt and the Maui bag. Thanks for the chance to win some of Pat’s amazing fabric!

  12. Sammie says:

    Love the Flirty Pillows, they’re a really cute twist on basic throw pillows!

  13. MichelleB says:

    I love the Romantic Roses quilt! But I also love all of the pillows. And the Maui bag is pretty fantastic, too.

  14. Corky says:

    Just where have I been?? I haven’t heard of Pat before, but I have some of her fabrics and absolutely adore them!! Geesh!

    Her site is really unique and very inspirational. I downloaded her clutch project (FREE!!) pattern and am going to make it next week at a retreat. Won’t I be the envy?


  15. Fulvia says:

    I am attracted to her line of threads since I do a lot of sketching with thread. I also appreciated very much her pages on design and inspiration. Well done!

  16. The saying goes … you can never get too much of a good thing. That is how I felt when I visited every page of Pat Bravo’s site. On the second page of her style gallery for clothing there was a yellow skirt that caught my eye. It was on the bottom row, second in from the left. The fabric, which would look great in a quilt, was a bright, cheerful yellow. The picture encapsulates, for me, what is happening with the sewing movement in the US … sewing your own clothing and accessories is no longer done out of a need for saving your pennies, but, rather, for an inner desire to express yourself creatively. Loved it. Carolina

  17. edina says:

    Love the Firenze bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Paula says:

    I love the Sugar and Filigree lines – and the Grab & Sew kits are a great idea! Thank you for the giveaway!

  19. carrie says:

    My favorite projects are the Everyday Clutches. I just printed the patterns off and plan to make a couple.

  20. Katie says:

    I love the Everyday Clutches!

  21. Grace says:

    Hi there, what a fabulous giveaway. I love the Paris bag!

  22. My fave projects are the Weaving Memories and Posh Flowers quilts. I love how Patricia’s fabrics look in simple, big block designs. Her new site is amazing!

  23. Kim says:

    I got lost in her site. Completely lost!! In a happy way. Like cotton candy clouds all fluffy and white…..wonderful. I think my first project will be the clutch bag. A girl can never have enough of those. Truly inspiring!

  24. triona says:

    oooh – I cannot believe I have only discovered patbravo now – another reason why I love following this blog, it introduces a whole other collection of fab sites – although not sure how I missed last years interview?!! I am a bag fiend so for me its the Firenze bag, sooo cute, but I’m off back over there again to have another look at some more…mmmm…

  25. Nancy says:

    Thanks for introducing me to Pat Bravo’s site, and for hosting this giveaway! The Maui bag is just my style. Thanks again!

  26. JulieZS says:

    I love the knotted corner pillows, what a fun idea!

  27. mommymae says:

    the firenze bag is so so cute! i love the ruffles! and the verona is classy. and a great size.

  28. Kamal says:

    I love the Paris kit, and the fabrics are all so very gorgeous! Thank you for the chance!

  29. Becky S says:

    I love Pat’s patterns for the Monaco Bag and the Maui Bag– and of course, all of her beautiful fabrics!!! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  30. Catherine says:

    It seems like most of my favorite fabrics lately have been “Art Gallery” prints. :) I like her Flirty Pillow design.

  31. Amber F. says:

    The Paris bag looks great & I sure could use a new diaper bag!! Thanks for the chance to win some fabric….it’s so pretty!!

  32. I love the flirty pillows!

  33. Colleen says:

    The Verona bag is on my must-make list. I need a new laptop bag.

  34. Anne says:

    I liked the flirty pillows! nice giveaway!
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

  35. Nima says:

    Thank you for organising this giveaway. I love the Naturella range of fabric and i love to try verona bags…

  36. Kim S. says:

    Pat’s Alhambra’s Reflections and clutch projects are gorgeous!

  37. Heather says:

    The clutches are awesome….they make me wish I had someplace special to go every day just so I could show them off. Fantastic website too – the inspiration pics are helpful for those like me with limited creative vision.

  38. Brooke Granger says:

    I am in love with the Nouvelle quilt. I love the look and layout of it as well as the fabrics used! I would also love to try making the Essential tote and use the fabrics that were used in the Maui Bag…..I love that girly girl fabric line! Thanks

  39. Linnetta says:

    This is an amazing giveaway. I love Pat’s Sugar collection! I’ve marked her site to check back to see the pillow bed. I know a little guy who would love it!

  40. Michelle F. says:

    I adore the Filigree and Paradise lines. I purchased Filigree recently to create a bed scarf. I covet more! I also have some cuts of Enchanting. Love the mod look of Pat’s quilt designs.

  41. Amy says:

    The everyday clutches look super cute. And the pillow bed looks fun!
    What a fun giveaway!

  42. Kari says:

    My favorite is the aqua strippy squares quilt. I like how versatile her fabric is between quilting, fashion and home decor.

  43. Lexi Lucas says:

    I’m in love with the Milano Bag! To die for. Gorgeous.

  44. Molly says:

    I absolutely love all of their fabric especially the Filigree and Alhambra II collections!! Thank you so much for introducing me to Pat Bravo!

  45. Papgena says:

    I’m not sure if I can apply because you say that end on wednesday, august 5 but today is wednesday August 4, but I’ll leave a comment anyway because I do love her fabric especially the sugar line (creamy gelato Pallete)

  46. Paula L. says:

    I love the Verona Bag, it’s beautiful. I also loved the Serene Palette of the Modern Affair collection, very pretty.
    Hope I’m still in time to enter the giveaway…
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  47. Nancy Sue Phillips says:

    I don’t know if the giveaway is closing today or yesterday, but hey, feedback is always fun to give and recieve in any case :)

    I LOVE the Paris bag!!!! I’d use the PA306 Ivory Double Bloom and then for accent the PA305 Soft Tiny Buds.
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com