True Up is 3! (Presents for You!)

Three years ago today, I published my first post on True Up. The site has grown by leaps and bounds since then, the fabric industry has changed dramatically, and amazingly I haven’t run out of topics yet — not by a longshot! It is definitely a challenge to post daily M-F (and to hold myself to at least two posts a day) but having done it for this long, I know that even though there are days where I feel like it’s a chore, it never takes long for the inspiration and drive to return.

I just wanted to thank you all for sticking with me, and of course to the fabulous sponsors past and present who have made it all possible.

There is a lot to look forward to in the next year, and I can’t wait to tell you about it all. But in the meanwhile, I wanted to thank all you readers with a big giveaway! I have been holding on to a bunch of fabrics from Fall Quilt Market and have never gotten around to giving them away. For your chance to win, just tell me in the comments which prize package you’d most like to win.

#1: Layer Cakes of Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey and Modern Workshop by oliver + s: This package represents the modern side of Moda. These two much-anticipated collections are just now out in stores, and I expect this package will be hotly contested!


#2: Layer Cakes of Max & Whiskers by Basic Grey, Chrysalis by Sanae, and Lily & Will II by Bunny Hill Designs:: I’d say this represents the softer-yet-still-modern side of Moda. Oh, wondering what Layer Cakes are? They’re packs of 10×10″ squares, usually containing all the prints from a single collection (most of these have doubles of several of the prints). And they each sell for $30-40 retail in the U.S.!


#3: National Nonwovens Super Sample Pack: I love National Nonwovens — they were founded in 1905 and continue to operate in the U.S. (which is rare for textile mills these days). They supplied felt to the army in WW1 and to poodle-skirt makers in the 50s. This pile represents pretty much all their different kinds of felt — 100% wool, wool/rayon blend, bamboo, and high-quality acrylic — in all their newest colors. Pieces range from fat quarters to charm squares to smaller samples.


#4: Fat Quarter Pack of Sweet Divinity by the Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Designs: Amanda Herring’s first collection for Riley Blake! It comes with a pack of cute crocheted flower appliques, part of Riley Blake’s Sew Together line of trims and embellishments that coordinate with their fabric collections.


#5: Three charm packs of Piece O’ Cake Designs‘ fabrics for Robert Kaufman: Two of Daisies & Dots and one of their not-yet-released Summer 2011 collection, Treasures and Tidbits. (I took the photo thinking Treasures & Tidbits was not even in the sneak peek stage yet, but you can see it all here.)


#6: Two layer cakes of Darling Clementine Cotton Lawn from Timeless Treasures: I love this collection, and two packs (each containing 17 10×10″ squares) should be enough to make a quilt like the one in this post (sooooo soft!).

HUGE thanks to all the companies who donated these fabrics, and thanks again to you for reading, commenting, and contributing over the years! Again, just let me know the ONE package you’d most like to win, and I’ll use my fancy random winner-drawing WordPress plugin to keep drawing names until all the packages are spoken for. I’ll keep the giveaway open till next Friday, April 22 (noonish Central), and yes, this is open to readers worldwide.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Katrin says:

    Happy Anniversary! I read the blog 5 out of 7 days a week and I never am bored. I found a lot of new areas of interst for me and best of all: the knowledge that I am not alone with my fabric stash obsession…
    From all of the fabrics in this post I like # 2 best. Must be the animals.

  2. Anita says:

    I like package #1!
    Love your blog! Thanks for all the eye candy!

  3. Tonya says:

    LOVE this the best.. I think!
    Layer Cakes of Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey and Modern Workshop

  4. zee says:


    thank you so much for this giveaway….i love cotton so much…no.2 is my choice..

    happy anniversary !

  5. Jeanell says:

    Sherbert Pips, please if I win.

  6. Jill says:

    Thanks Kim. I love TrueUp. It’s indispensible. Thanks for the giveaway, too. I like #4 Sweet Divinity by the Quilted Fish.

  7. cleo says:

    eeeekkk the chance at Layer Cakes of Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey !! be still my palpatating heart!!!

    cleo (AT) techgear

  8. Pam Capstick says:

    Hi, Keep up the wonderful work, I really enjoy your blog. Parcel number 1, the modern side of Moda would be my most favourite one to win, although they are all lovely in their own right…..Warm wishes from Australia

  9. Jenny says:

    I’m completely in love with number 2!
    Congratulations for your blog, I have my coffe, my toasts, my newspaper and trueup!

  10. Eva says:

    I like #4 the best. Must be the aquas mixed in with the red and pink! Congratulations on your blogaversary!!

  11. Caroline says:

    Thanks for the giveaway: I love no.4

  12. Sarah Huechteman says:

    Congratulations on being 3! Love the Sweet Divinity fat pack, Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Katie says:

    I love #6 Darling Clementine!

  14. Mitzi Ann says:

    Happy Anniversary! Love your site and love this give away. I’d love them all (of course) but since I must choose, I’ll go with #2!

  15. Jennifer says:

    I would love #2. Thanks so much for all of the wonderful fabric inspiration every day! I love to come and see what new outside of my little traditional LQS!

  16. Sarah Mathias says:

    Thanks so much for all the information you share! I have always loved piece o’ cake patterns and fabrics so I’d choose the Treasures and tidbits charm square pack.

  17. All are lovely but I’m dying over the felt!!!!!

  18. Anita T. says:

    Layer Cakes of Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey !!!!!

  19. Jeannie says:

    Happy Blogiversary! All beautiful fabric, all the time. I do enjoy your blog.

  20. tracy says:

    Happy anniversary! The felt looks dreamy!


  21. Anna says:

    Definitely love #4 for my little girls!

  22. Suzanne says:

    Congratulations! I would really like #3, the felt. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. Tanya says:

    tricky questions! I am keen to use some of that lovely cotton lawn- I want to feel how soft they are, so number 6 is my pick. Thanks for such a fun qiveaway

  24. nanann says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

    I’d gladly take #3 – the felts – if given the chance! I’ve never done any felt projects and would love to try. And I definitely want to see & feel if wool felt really is that much better.


  25. kait says:

    Congratulations! I LOVE your blog… It’s very inspiring!

  26. Sharon says:

    Love your blog — all three years worth. All of those prizes are awesome. My fave IS the sherbet pips but oh that felt…

  27. Kate says:

    Congrats on 3 years and thanks for the giveaway! I love fabric so I can’t believe I am saying this… but I think I would prefer the felt bundle! But really, all of the fabrics look great so I would be happy to win any of them. Thanks so much!

  28. Christie says:

    What a great giveaway and congrats!!! I would especially love #1. :)

  29. Shelley says:

    Oooooh, this is a hard choice!!! I guess I would want the Quilted Fish the most!

  30. Happy blog-anniversary to True Up! I love your blog, it’s always a pleasure to read your posts. Thank you for the giveaway. :) It’s very difficult to pick only one, but I’ll choose #4, please.

  31. Ronnie says:

    Love ‘em all, but would like to work with Piece of Cake next!!

  32. Patricia says:

    I love them all. But what I think I love the most are the charm packs. But honestly I would be incredibly happy with anything.

  33. Kari says:

    Congrats on 3 years! Wow!!! As for choosing a favorite, your sponsors really made the choice tough. I actually would like to win the felt since I don’t have any and would love to explore that type of fabric.

  34. Gabrien says:

    Lovely giveaway! I would love the cotton lawn charm pack- just because it’s so different! I would also love the Sherbet Pips (even though I already have one!) just ’cause!

  35. Jennifer says:

    Congrats on your anniversary! I like #6: Darling Clementine Cotton Lawn.

  36. Rachel M says:

    Congrats on three years of True Up! I love this site.
    I would love the packs of Darling Clementine… I’ve never used cotton lawn and would love to try it. The small florals in that collection and the addition of the black are really great.

  37. Kelly Phua says:

    Happy Birthday True Up! Really enjoy reading your blog!

    i would really like #2 or #3!!! =)

  38. Sandra Davidson says:

    Happy Anniversary enjoyed your blog for about a year now. I love Sherbet Pips.

  39. Tabitha O. says:

    Wow congratulations on the 3 years!! I think I like pack #3 I am in love with felt!

  40. Janie says:

    Thanks for a great blog and giveaway!!! I would love to win the Chrysalis layer cake.

  41. Jemellia says:

    Happy birthday, True Up! I started reading your blog the first summer & I still love it! I think that I’d love to have the Riley Blake fat quarter set if I won.