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Tropical Fabric Category Description:

Tropical Novelty Prints

Find bikinis, flip flops, sand castles, sunglasses and surf side cabana's this section has it all. This paradise filled novelty fabric section has something for everyone. From pin up tropical women to Elvis gone Hawaiian. You will surely fall in love with ocean view these prints. At J & O we honor the classic looks that have and will continue to inspire both young and old.


Uses for you Tropical Novelty Prints

You've seen them in Designer magazines, vintage stores, and on classic Hawaiian shirts. Now you can get them for your very own at J & O Fabrics. Perfect for so many things, these tropical novelty prints make great conversation starters. Try some new drapes, bedspreads, pillows, chair coverings or how about a new beach scene shower curtain!


Caring for your Tropical Novelty Prints

Our tropical novelty prints are easy to care for. They are machine washable in cool or warm water and they can be machine dried. To keep your cotton fabrics soft, just add a little bit of fabric softener. Proper handling and cleaning will have the following benefits:


  • Garments will maintain a fresh appearance longer
  • Color fading will be minimized
  • Damage to fabric from laundering will be reduced
  • The useful life of fabric will be extended, making your money go farther


It is always best to take care of stains promptly. Blot excess liquid with a clean white cloth or paper towel. Also, avoid rubbing the stained area with a dark colored cloth. Never rub a fresh stain with a bar of soap as this simply sets the stains. Rubbing a stain excessively can also make it spread and damage the fibers, finish and colors. Avoid using hot water on stains of unknown origin. Hot water can set protein stains such as milk, egg, or blood.


Storing your Tropical Novelty Prints

Before storing your tropical novelty fabrics for an extended period of time, it is important to have them properly laundered to prevent dust, soil and stains from attracting critters. Furthermore, avoid storing your fabrics in attics or basements where they may be more vulnerable to mold, mildew and insects. The best location in your home for fabric storage is a cool, dry room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to prevent mold growth. Always store your fabrics out of direct sunlight.

These tropical novelty fabrics can be stored in bags of linen, cotton or muslin. Do not use plastic bags, cedar chests or cardboard boxes for storage. Fumes from polyurethane foam, cedar closets and acids in unvarnished wood and cardboard can damage your fabrics. Acid free tissue paper can also be employed. If possible, store your fabrics rolled rather than folded to prevent difficult to remove creases from forming. If folding fabrics is your only option, try removing the fabric and refold it regularly to prevent permanent creasing.


*The above information is intended to aid our customers in their fabric projects. These suggestions are based on manufacturer's recommendations and customer insights. The above statements are not intended to be understood as unequivocal or applicable to every circumstance. Therefore, J & O Fabrics is not responsible for the results of the implementation of these cleaning methods.


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