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Quilters often use their craft to tell a story. The universal theme of searching for where one truly belongs makes Oz a favored motif among quilters. Who wouldn't feel at home wrapped in a cozy Oz quilt?
Here are some of the Oz fabrics that have turned up over the years. Click on the photos to enlarge.
In addition to the patterns shown below, this pattern comes in yellow checks. A company identified as CBS had bedding and towels with Denslow illustrations. It's possible the fabric is theirs as well.
The green picture below shows a pattern on curtains by Ronni Ray. I'm unsure if the curtains were made from this fabric or vice versa. The same characters are also pictured on a white background which may or may not be fabric or from yet another bedding line.
This cheery fabric seems to have taken great pains to avoid copyright infringement, yet note the Wicked Witch hanging out of the castle holding a red shoe! I found this photo in 2003, but the actual date of manufacture remains unknown.
This is what I call the Dark Side of the Moon fabric. I found this picture in 2005 and I've only seen it once. It could possibly be foreign or unlicensed altogether. To the best of my knowledge this was the only fabric to use the MGM characters until this year.
The Friends of Oz flannel fabric was sold exclusively at JoAnn Fabrics.
An Oz-stounding line of fabrics commemorating the 70th anniversary of the MGM film comes to us from Quilting Treasures. The line starts with the lush sepia toned Under the Rainbow Collection. Dorothy's Kansas never looked so good!! .
The Over the Rainbow Collection transports us to the dramatic technicolor of Munchkinland where Dorothy not only encounters the native inhabitants but both her guide and her nemesis.