Posts tagged ‘meta’

Amy Butler Pattern Giveaway!

Amy Butler has three great new patterns out and she’s generously contributed two of each for a giveaway here on True Up. The Sun Surf Halter is a followup to her v-neck Cabo Halter top. It’s a great beginner pattern and has sizing for both women’s and girls’ sizes. Materials list here. The Domestic Goddess [...]

New Year’s Catchup

Hooray 2009! I hope you had a lovely holiday break, and got to greet the new year in the style that suits you best. Here, it meant PJs and a DVD while the toddler slept and our dogs freaked out over the fireworks. Your standard tired new(ish) parent New Year’s Eve. Over the next week [...]


I got duped by the Hancock Fabrics sales flyer … $1.50/yard “100% cotton first-quality solids from a well-known manufacturer, original $5.99/yard” turns out to be Quilter’s Corner solids (in neutrals and a couple blues), not Robert Kaufman Kona cottons, as I assumed and wrote in the sale alert post earlier today. Too good to be [...]

Recent Press!

True Up has been featured in a few places recently. In case you missed it: Sew Mama Sew named True Up a “Site We Love” (I love you back!) and did an interview with me. I knew Sew Mama Sew was big, but I didn’t know HOW big — all my site traffic records were [...]

True Up Seeks Posse

Quilt Market was a big opportunity for me to increase the True Up audience, so I ordered 500 business cards from to help promote the site. I was going to challenge myself to get rid of all of them. Unfortunately, I waited too long to place the order, which forced me to have them [...]

Just a Note …

Sale Alert Sunday and The Daily Swatch are on vacation this week so I can concentrate on Quilt Market recaps. I’ll still be putting extra-noteworthy sales up on Twitter, though. Related posts: Admin Notes Bleah True Up on Twitter Vay-cay See You Next Week!

The Winners!

A huge thanks to the sponsors and to everyone who commented in the True Up Half-Anniversary Giveaway! Let’s get to the winners … 1. $100 gift certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics #164: Jessica Fraser Jessica wrote: I would love to see a post on Japanese fabrics (specifically fairy-tale themed!)… 2. $60 gift certificate from Retro [...]

One More for the Drawing!

Thanks for your responses to the half-anniversary giveaway so far — I think I have enough to avoid a few years’ worth of writer’s block now! We have a late addition to the drawing – A $60 gift certificate from the Fabric Square Shop! The Fabric Square Shop also lives on eBay and Etsy, in [...]

True Up’s Half Anniversary Gratitude and Giveaway

Today, True Up turns six months old. That’s something like three and a half years in internet time, isn’t it? OK, six months is not really a significant milestone, but it is nice excuse to thank everyone involved in making this site a success, and to show my thanks by having a big huge giveaway. [...]