From time to time many of us, myself included, have wanted or used Harry Potter fabric. We know how rare it is to find but some may not know the reason for this. When J.K. Rowling was approached to allow her characters to be made into fabric, she agreed...much as she did regarding the various other collectables. However whatever ideas the designers had or whatever fabric swatches were shown for her to agree or something else, in the end didn't meet with her approval. From then on she has refused to allow any further production of fabric.
This is a loss for all of us quilters, sewers, & crafters. The few fabrics out there become more scarce. And as with everything in the supply vs demand market, some people can only see the money side & ask outrageous prices. Such as this Ebay auction. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BonEful-Fabr...item5d359aadc0
It's a FQ!
Then you have the opposite side where other people who are labeling anything remotely "wizardly" as "Harry Potter". Unless it specifically has one of the characters or the HP lightning bolt logo or the House Crests or Golden Snitches, etc, it's NOT authentic. This however doesn't stop these people. To them, if it has stars, or owls, or swirls, it is automatically "Harry Potter." Here is another example. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BonEful-Fabr...item5d3994c19c
Just because it has toads on it?! This is actually a Benartex fabric called "Nature's Etchings."
So good luck to all the Harry Potter fabric hunters. I have been there. Beware the fakers. Thank you.