Beatles Fabric by Cranston Village

Here’s what inspired psychedelic week on the Daily Swatch: this new Beatles fabric line from Cranston Village. eQuilter has the entire collection for sale now, and I bet it’ll be a huge seller. If you see it elsewhere, please link to in the comments.

The descriptions of the fabric on eQuilter contain the following:

from the ‘The Beatles’ collection, © 2008 Subafilms Ltd, a Yellow Submarine TM Product, licensed by Apple Corps Ltd., for Cranston Village. License required for any use beyond individual consumption.

I have addressed the issue of fabric printed with licensed characters in this previous post. As far as I know, restrictions on reselling goods made with fabric have not stood up in court. But, I Am Not A Lawyer, so don’t go solely on what I say!


  1. OK. This is great. I am such a fan of this movie and the Beatles. I do believe this will do very well. I for one am eyeballing “I’ve got a hole in my pocket”!

  2. Baba says:

    Am loving it!

  3. Annette says:

    The danger of violating the warning about re-selling goods made from licensed products is not just in the lawsuits. The danger is having the license pulled from the fabric company because of violations of this policy. If you can’t find a favorite character or sports team theme fabric, this is probably why. Licenses have been pulled many times for this reason and it will continue to happen if we as fabric purchasers think that it is okay to “get around” the licensing agreement. We are only hurting ourselves.

  4. Carrie says:

    Actually, we as purchasers are not “getting around the licensing agreement”. It is not illegal to make and sell things out of licensed fabric. Once you have purchased the fabric, it is your to do what you want with as long as you are not misleading anyone about the product you are selling. If you want to learn more about this go to It is a really informative site and has great information for anyone who is interested in creating things to sell from licensed fabric.