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. Jessica says:

    No1 or No5 would be the most wonderful surprise. I love your site and sales alert friday is my ruin ;-)

  2. Lyndy says:

    What a wonderful treat – n. 1 or no.3 would be wonderful. Thanks for having such a great blog!

  3. Katie says:

    How wonderful. I would love to win Number 1 but would be very happy with Number 4 as well. Thanks for such a great site.

  4. Bethany says:

    Happy 3rd Birthday! I LOVE #1 and #2 is pretty amazing too. What a great giveaway :)

  5. Fulvia says:

    #2 if … if … thanks.

  6. Michelle says:

    Ooh – #5 looks ace!

  7. Pam says:

    I would love any of them, but #4 would be my #1 choice. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway and congrats on 3 years!

  8. CarmencitaB says:

    Piece O’ Cake Designs‘ fabrics inspire me the most. Thank you for your great blog which makes me swoon on a regular basis.

  9. Carol says:

    #3 looks like so much fun!

  10. Dana says:

    What a great celebration and how hard it is to choose. I would love to win the Sweet Divinity package. Still loving those colors.

  11. Pamela V says:

    Number 1, 2 or 4…I’m flexible, but it is so hard to choose. Thanks and congrats!!

  12. Chic-n-Stix says:

    Torn between the Max and Whiskers and Modern workshop layer cake sets! Too many ideas for the use on either of those seys- and of course either would make fabulous Chics!

  13. Candy says:

    The packet of National nonwovens is amazing and would be a fabulous win. Thanks for showing all

  14. Shannon says:

    #4 or #6 would be amazing!

  15. Deb says:

    Oh my, what choices…I’ll have to say #4: Fat Quarter Pack of Sweet Divinity by the Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Designs. Lovely!

    Happy 3 Years!

  16. Margie says:

    Wow … 3 years. Congratulation.
    I’d love to win #3 National non-wovens. Please pick me!
    Thanks for all the great info you share with your readers. You do a great job.

  17. Sadie Fox says:

    WOw! Thank you for the chance and THANK YOU for all your hard work on this blog. I follow you everyday and find so much inspiration from your posts. I would love a chance to win the wool felt #3!

  18. Corey says:

    #4 is the package that I would want to win. Congrats on 3 years and thanks for a great giveaway!

  19. Michelle says:

    Congratulations and thank you!

    #6 is my favorite

  20. Shannon says:

    #3. Congratulations on three years!

  21. Jenny says:

    It’s so hard to pick just one! I think Modern Workshop by oliver + s is my fave.

  22. Denise says:

    #2… and congratulations on three years!

  23. Heather J. says:

    I love the Darling Clementine cotton lawn–beautiful! As a Georgia girl, I’d love to make a bed quilt out of something nice and light like lawn.

  24. Amber says:

    I’d love to win Lily & Will II by Bunny Hill Designs. My daughter says they’re ‘princess fabrics’.

  25. Luisa says:

    happy 3 birthday!! here’s to many more. And thanks for the great giveaway – #1 is lovely, I will keep my fingers crossed!!

  26. Rosemary says:

    Your blog is a “must” read. Congrats on #3. Personally, the giveaways are all great, but if I had to pick one, it would be a Piece of Cake. Cheers!

  27. Caitlin says:

    National Nonwovens, how lovely! Happy birthday!

  28. Rebecca says:

    So many great prizes ~ I’d pick #4 Sweet Divinity as my favorite! THANKS for the chance!

  29. Sarah M says:

    #2, and congratulations! – I love this site

  30. Lily says:

    Happy 3rd birthday!
    I love Sherbet Pips – it is so much fun.

  31. Shanna says:

    Happy Birthday! I love them all, but especially love #6 and #3. Thanks! :)

  32. Josie says:

    Congratulations, True Up. Hope there are many more. The set that took my fancy is #3 the felt from National Nonwovens.

  33. Liz M says:

    Congratulations on 3 fantastic years!
    Oh so many great prizes! I think my favourite is number 1 followed closely by Number 4!

  34. Sarah says:

    Happy Birthday, True Up! #3!

  35. Hilde says:

    Congratulations on those 3 years!!! And what a wonderful prices. My favourite one is Number 1, followed closely by Number 2!

  36. Denise says:

    Hard to make a choice but think #4 would be my choice. All that pretty pink would look so good on my little granddaughter. Thank you for chance to win.

  37. Jennie says:

    Oh, so hard to pick just one!!! They all look adorable! But I think I’ll go for number 4 with the fat quaters. But I would surely be happy for any of them!

    Best regards from Sweden

  38. MJ says:

    Oh I love Max & Whiskers – so I pick #2, the others look fun too!

  39. Christina says:

    Wow – #4 (or maybe #1) – my imagination is running wild on what I could do with these fabrics!

  40. Laura T says:

    Thanks for all the effort that you’ve put into the site and keeping us informed of everything happening in the world of fabric!

  41. KathyT says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! I would love to win #2

  42. sarahjane says:

    Woah, how exciting! Congratulations on 3 years! #1 is a’callin’ my name!

  43. Sarah-Hayden says:

    #6 !! Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway!

  44. Donna says:

    I love those little girls on scooters, #1! Congrats on 3 years, that’s quite an accomplishment.

  45. katie r says:

    Happy Birthday! :) I love the moda packs! Thanks for sharing!

  46. Sam says:

    Happy blog birthday, how exciting! And I loooove #2!

  47. Sally says:

    Congrats on the birthday. I found this site about a year ago and I love visiting. I really enjoy the amazing pictures of new fabric. It’s nice to know that I can visit your site and see whats new in fabrics, especially when things get busy and I don’t have much time to look at blogs. By the way, I love the sherbet pips

  48. Paula says:

    Congratulations! I follow your blog and can’t wait each week to see what the sales are!I would love to win #4 – the pinks are so pretty! Thanks for a chance to win

  49. Kim says:

    I love pack #2! Happy birthday!

  50. Christa says:

    I’d love to win #1!
    Congratulations on 3 years and thanks for the giveaway.