Archive for the ‘College’ Category

Connecticut Huskies Win NCAA 60-54 Over Kentucky Wildcats


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When the final buzzer rang at the end of the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium last night, it was the Connecticut Huskies 60-Kentucky Wildcats 54, a win that would earn UCONN’s fourth NCAA title and Connecticut’s  Shabazz Napier, his second All-American title. In a game featuring the highest combined seeds in the history of the national championship game, the Wildcats were looking for their ninth NCAA title, instead they lost for the fourth time. UConn is now 4-0 in championship games.

March Madness Billion Dollar Bracket College Fabric


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Some call it a gimmick, some a gamblers dream, but whatever name you give it, if you can call a perfect NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket during the March Madness run…you might be the first Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge Winner by the luck of the draw!

If you haven’t heard already, Quicken Loans and Warren Buffett are offering up to 15 million people a very small chance to win a very, big prize to the tune of ….you guessed it— a billion dollars. With many entering and only one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 standing a chance at actually winning, according to some, the free entrance fee and a little Lady Luck may be just enough to pull it off and walk away with the big bucks.

J&O Crafty Customer: Pearl Hinz’s Nebraska Huskers Quilt


 

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Every now and again one of our crafty customers shoots us an email sharing a pic or two of projects they’ve completed with the help of our wide range of fabrics. One such lady is Pearl Hinz.

Mrs. Hinz sent us a Nebraska Corn Huskers themed quilt she created for her nephew using our collegiate cotton material featuring the popular team logo and mascot in a red, black and white color theme.  Using several square cuts, she overlaid black framed Husky prints quilted in a similar fashion creating a beautiful heirloom for her sister’s son to have for many years to come. Workmanship like this is truly a labor of love.

How To Make An Easy No-Sew Fleece Fabric Gift Blanket


J&O Felt Blanket Christmas

It is the most wonderful time of the year! As the song says, there is much mistletoeing and hearts are glowing with holiday cheer. However, with all of the craziness that surrounds the holidays with cleaning and decorating the house for parties, putting up relatives, cooking, and finding the perfect tree, figuring out a gift that is personal and fits into your budget can be quite difficult. That is why we love making fleece fabric blankets for gifts. They are fantastic for friends at the office and for kids to make for teachers.

College Fabric Of The Day: Virginia Tech Hokies


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The Virginia Tech Hokies have worked their way into the hearts and minds of their fans over the years. Their dedication is unparalleled and it shows in their performance on the football field. Want to show that same dedication while cheering them on? Check out our Virginia Tech fabric. It can be used for everything from clothing to pillows for your apartment or dorm.

Ribbon

Our special edition Virginia Tech ribbon can be used for more than just holding up cheerleaders’ hair. It can also be used to adorn back packs, sew onto your favorite school clothing and wrap around themed gifts!

In Ode to Our Alphabet and the Fabric It Creates.


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  A Latin based symbol of writing that varies in shape, size and execution depending on the one who is writing, our English alphabet ironically serves as both our fundamental building block for communication and our greatest frustration when teaching the formulation of words containing silent letters, inconsistant sound vibrations and dual meanings. Makes us here at J& O Fabric Store wonder how our brains ever mastered it enough to communicate effectively to begin with.

J&O Fabrics Celebrates Texas Aggies first NCAA Women’s Title


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Texas A&M Aggies

Looking Forward to the BCS Championship Game


Along with millions of other spectators, many of J&O’s customers will watch the Tostitos BCS Championship game in Glendale, Arizona on January 10 pitting the two top teams in college football against each other. The game will pair two prolific offenses in the Oregon Ducks and Auburn Tigers. Oregon finished their regular season at 12-0 while the the Auburn Tigers finished at 13-0. Despite both teams possessing capable defenses, the championship game promises to be high-scoring and offense dominated.

Auburn brings into the game Heisman winning quarterback Cam Newton while Oregon will feature its remarkable “blur” offense. Auburn is ranked sixth nationally in scoring offense at 42.7 points per game while Oregon is ranked first at 49.3 points per game.

College Bowl Season is Upon Us!


On December 18, 2010 the college football bowl season kicks off with dozens of year-end football bowl games through January 10, 2011. This season’s bowl games feature many marquee match-ups between storied football programs along with other games featuring up-and-coming programs. Since there are dozens of bowl games to choose from, we are going to highlight the five BCS bowl games.

The first BCS bowl game will be the Rose Bowl played on January 1 in Pasadena, California. This game features a match-up up between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Wisconsin Badgers.

Wisconsin Badgers Fabric: Allover - White

Make Fun College Team Corn Hole Bags


At a loss for fabric ideas? Let J&O Fabrics help you out! At our online fabric store you’ll not only find inspiration for fun fabric projects but also the necessary tools to realize them.

A fun new project that you can work on is corn hole bags. The first step is to know what you’ll need:

  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing thread
  • Enough fabric to cut into sixteen 7″ x 7″ squares
  • 12 cups of dry corn kernels
  • Funnel