I started seeing text printed fabric a few months ago and have developed a bit of a "thing" for it. Not quite an obsession, but close. Have you seen the new Moda collection from Zen Chic called Modern Background Paper? I saw the collection on a trip to my LQS and bought a few half-yard cuts for my stash.
That fabric on the lower left is actually from a different Moda collection but goes well with the rest. The background colors of the Modern Background Paper line vary from true white to a color I'll call "aged newsprint," giving good variation. I'm not sure what I 'm going to do with these yet, but I am thinking about using them along with Kaffe Fassett prints in some yet-to-be-determined block. In the meantime, they are right at home in the stash closet.