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Thread: Has anyone every seen a fabric.....

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    that looks like a row of books on a shelf? I want to use a fabric that looks like a row of books as a border for a wall hanging I'm making for the library where I work. I've checked locally and some online but it's a hard one to search for. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!

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    No, but I have a pattern that makes a bookcase full of books. If you're interested, I'll look it up and let you know where I got it. My sister is a librarian and it's on my list to make for her library.

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    Yes, I have seen it..... No, I'm not sure where. It was a neat fabric and would make a lovely border!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisN
    No, but I have a pattern that makes a bookcase full of books. If you're interested, I'll look it up and let you know where I got it. My sister is a librarian and it's on my list to make for her library.
    Thanks LoisN. That would be great if you have the time. I don't know if it will work for this project but it would be a good pattern to keep on hand for a future project. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Yes, I have seen it..... No, I'm not sure where. It was a neat fabric and would make a lovely border!
    Oh good! At least I know there is some out there. You've given me hope!

    :)

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    Yes there definately is some. I did a quick search but came up empty, but it is available somewhere.

    Try using this link to search numerous shops at one time:
    http://www.quiltshops.com/index.html

    Good Luck

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    Timeless Treasures used to make a bookshelf fabric, but it went out of print several years ago. If you're lucky you might be able to find some on eBay. Perhaps knowing the name of the manufacturer will be of some help.

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    I have some. I used some of it in my classroom, but have lots left. Is this what you were thinking about??? I got it at JoAnns.
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    This one has bears and books

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_263622

    Also maybe put this in classified and see if anyone has some laying around :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    Yes there definately is some. I did a quick search but came up empty, but it is available somewhere.

    Try using this link to search numerous shops at one time:
    http://www.quiltshops.com/index.html

    Good Luck
    Thanks for the link MamaBear61. I'll keep checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Timeless Treasures used to make a bookshelf fabric, but it went out of print several years ago. If you're lucky you might be able to find some on eBay. Perhaps knowing the name of the manufacturer will be of some help.
    Thanks Nan. Yes, definately having the name of a manufacturer will help. I'll keep checking on Ebay. Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    I have some. I used some of it in my classroom, but have lots left. Is this what you were thinking about??? I got it at JoAnns.
    That might work with some fussy cutting. I'll check out JoAnns tomorrow. Thanks MistyMarie

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    Here is one that has smaller books on it:

    http://www.ladybuttonfabrics.com/cgi...=28&Page=1&v=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    This one has bears and books

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_263622

    Also maybe put this in classified and see if anyone has some laying around :thumbup:
    Thanks Sharon b. I saw this one too. The border will be around a quilt depicting Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" so this one might be too "young". But thanks so much for searching for me. Thanks also for the tip to put my search in classifieds. I didn't think of that.

    You all are great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisN
    No, but I have a pattern that makes a bookcase full of books. If you're interested, I'll look it up and let you know where I got it. My sister is a librarian and it's on my list to make for her library.
    there is a block or quilt design in EQ7 for this pattern, found it after I installed on my machine, if you have the program you can check it out there.

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    cute fabrics

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    Books and shelves fabric

    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie View Post
    I have some. I used some of it in my classroom, but have lots left. Is this what you were thinking about??? I got it at JoAnns.

    My sister is looking for bookish fabric for a curtain for her husband's library. I know it's been a while (6/2011) since the original thread was posted but I just saw it during my research. It was bookshelves filled with books. Do you still have some of the fabric? Thanks for your response...

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    http://www.spoonflower.com/spelunks?...+books&x=0&y=0

    This custom printer has pages of designs for library books that could be used. Pricey but custom.

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    Found it!!!! Try beautifulquiltfabric.com etsy.com aliceinstitches.com
    fabricparadise.com

    I did a search through Bing for "library book fabric".

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    Timeless Treasures has a new book fabric available now, and this one even has gold metallic accents (just like on the binding of some beautiful old books).

    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...&key=TTBOOKMUL
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    On ebay if you type in "fabric timeless bookshelf library" there is a fabric that may be what you are looking for.
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