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Book-Theme Fabric We Love

There's nothing better than combining your love of sewing with your love of reading! If you're a booklover, consider adding book-theme fabric to your projects to create beautiful and meaningful quilts. We've pulled together some of our favorite book-theme fabrics from the past few years to share with you (we'll check periodically to add new fabric collections and remove any that are out of print).

If you're making our Book Club Quilt, these fabrics are great choices for your blocks, book pages, and backing! Have a fave book fabrics not listed here? Tell us in the comments, so we can add it!


Fabrics Based on Classic or Popular Books

We made the version of our Book Club quilt shown above using the Pride & Prejudice fabric collection listed below. Choosing a line based off books you love can add an extra special touch to your quilt and invite others to take a closer look at your fabrics! Here are a few current fabric collections featuring motifs from popular books!

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Basic Text Fabric for Book Quilts

If you're looking for basic word- or text-theme fabric to use in your book blocks, these are fun options! Ranging from more subtle tone-on-tone prints to prints with messages to share, these fabrics add style to your quilt without being overwhelming.

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And if you want text basics in your quilt with a variety of scales, colors, and styles, try the Journal Basics collection by J Wecker Frisch for Riley Blake Designs.


Book- and Reading-Theme Fabric

While some of these fabrics might be too large or patterned to use in smaller book blocks, they would be perfect for fussy-cutting in your blocks or even to use as backing fabric!

Curio by Rifle Paper Company

Shop the light and dark fabrics here.

Bookish collection by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics

Readerville collection by Kris Lammers for Maywood Studio

Bookworm collection by Lewis and Irene

Reading Nook collection by Sarah Watts for Ruby Star Society


Thanks for joining us for "happy hour",

Lindsay and Elizabeth

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