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Book Lovers Rejoice with Bookish Fabrics by Sharon Holland 

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Everyone cherishes their “me” time! That time of day where we can focus on something we enjoy, whether it’s sewing or reading our favorite novel. Now with Sharon Holland’s new fabric collection, Bookish you can cherish both moments at the same time! This collection encapsulates the delightful moments of drinking a hot cup of tea, reading a good book, and curling up in a cozy quilt. Bookish tells a tale of classic romance and modern whimsy in dusty-colored book covers of rose, burgundy, teal, peach, and gold.

I always have the pleasure of talking to our designers before their lookbook comes out, and I loved hearing what Sharon had to say about Bookish. In this interview, she mentions how interesting it would be to create a fabric collection that blurs the line between her passion for sewing and reading. Just like an author crafts a blank page into an enriching story as a needle and thread transforms fabric.

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With 16 quilting cotton prints available, this collection is perfectly balanced with blenders, medium-sized prints, and large-scale designs that harmoniously work together in your patchwork projects. Enjoy making statement pieces with the large floral print called “Romance Novel” that I can see being used in the backing of your quilts. Or get real patchy with prints like “Passport” and “Camomile Bliss Prose” that you can fussy cut each individual design! 

Bookish Fabric 1 copy*Knit print in Readers Story

Bookish Fabric 3 copy*Rayon print in Romance Novel Picaresque

Use the available knit print for all-year-round makes, and with its four-way stretch, this fabric calls for the most comfortable apparel. You can also create dresses, skirts, and scarves with this eye-catching rayon, its deep burgundy, and warm tones make it perfect to transition into the fall. 

Bookish Fabric 4If you’re looking to accentuate these colors, check out these matching AGF Elements:

Decostitch Elements: Cafe Latte & Peach Whisper 

Floral Elements: Mocha, Bubble Gum, and Aquarium.

PURE Solids: Coffee Bean, Zambia Stone, Sweet Macadamia, Blossomed, Miami Sunset, Terracotta Tile, and Gingerbread. 


With just some simple half-square triangles, measuring twice, and cutting once, our “Heartfelt” free quilt pattern will be the one you gravitate toward when you reach out to read your favorite novel! 

Flip through the pages of our Bookish Fabric Lookbook where you’ll find projects you can recreate like an on-the-go reading pillow, sweet quilts, and even apparel!


Check out our “Let’s Talk Fabric” YouTube segment where you’ll get to see “Bookish” true colors, scale, and behind the scenes of the making of the lookbook! You’ll be inspired by how these fabrics can be transformed into patchwork projects that will spark that sew-jo. Watch a story unfold by watching the full video below and stay tuned till the end of the video for a GIVEAWAY to win a fat quarter bundle. The giveaway ends next week and all the rules will be in the description box. Good luck!

Bookish Giveaway _ blog*Please reply within 7 days to claim your prize (check your email on August 30th!) If we don’t receive a reply, we will have to choose another winner as we’d like to be fair with all participants, and pass the opportunity to another contestant. Thank you! 

Sharon, as you all know is a talented designer, but she is also a very talented quilter! I highly recommend checking out her Instagram page because it’s always filled with tons of projects made by her and other makers that are truly inspiring. You can also check out the hashtag #AGFBookish for more projects, and we encourage you to share your own too! We love seeing them and sharing the love. Thank you all for joining me on this special release, and let me know in the comments below what featured projects in the lookbook are your favorite!


Until next time,