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Holiday Fabric Category Description:


Novelty usually conveys the idea of something that is fun when new, but quickly becomes old. With J & O Fabrics' selection of holiday novelty fabrics, your idea of novelty will never be the same! Most of our holiday prints are 45” wide, some are 60” and all are 100% cotton. Some say this makes it the quintessential quilting fabric, we say A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y-!

We carry a very extensive collection of top-quality novelty print fabrics by manufacturers such as: Timeless Treasures, Alexander Henry, Robert Kaufman, Fabric Visions, Waverly Fabrics, Shamash & Sons, Michael Miller, Fabric Traditions, Springs Industries, Hi Fashion, Andover Fabrics, Makower UK, Spectrix, VIP, Amy Butler, Marcus Brothers, Concord House, A.E. Nathan, Fabri-Quilt and more.

At J&O you will find some of the most nostalgic prints for the holidays. From the trick-or-treat memories of Halloween Eve, to the joyful surprise come Christmas morn, you are sure to find a design or image that speaks to your heart and inspires the creative visionary in you.

To get a glimpse of what we offer, take a moment to read on.

Veterans Day/4th of July/Flag Day & Memorial Day

For the special days in honor of our fallen heroes, our fighting heroes and our old USA, we carry a selection of patriotic prints paying ode’ to our soldiers and our country. Such prints entitled “Founding Fathers”, “America the Beautiful”, and “Decorated Soldier” speak to the pride of a people. “911 Remembered” and “Support our Troops” remind us of our loved ones. “Patriotic Emblems” & “US Armed Forces” has us saluting our unsung hero’s. Even Betty Boop & Elvis can be found paying homage in their own special way. However you celebrate the Red/White & Blue, make a creative and lasting impression with our fine selection.


 With prints like “Pilgrim Dinner” & “Turkey Holiday”, we have the perfect fabric selection to be thankful for. Our Thanksgiving prints not only take us back to the age of discovery when Columbus and his men were saved & nurtured by the Natives of Plymouth Rock, but also to those more nostalgic memories of family dinners and warm apple pies for dessert. The smell of baking sweet potatoes, plump turkeys and grandma’s biscuits almost seem to rise off the fabric as we remember our kin-folk gathering together from far & near to partake if only once a year in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Create your own found memories with the use of this holiday print at your next get together.


Our Christmas prints are perfect for that memorable holiday gift and an excellent way to help you decorate your home for the holiday. At J & O fabrics we celebrate Christmas all year round with a selection that would make even Santa himself envious! From Christmas kittens to puppies in suits, from mistletoe to merry bows…our prints are sure to bring a fond memory of childhood to mind. Bring a little laughter to someone special with our Santa collection. We have Harley Ride & Sleigh Ride Santa, Gift Giving & Making Friends Santa, we even have Surfing Santa for our loved ones celebrating in the islands. Famous icons like Elvis, Betty Boop & Frosty are here as well spreading a little Christmas joy into your life. And for those who have not lost sight of the true meaning of Christmas, we carry Jesus Nativity and His Holiness prints as well. Whoever inspires you, whatever memories the holiday evokes, say it with J&O Christmas Holiday fabrics.


From black cats with arched backs, to black bats on scarecrow hats, J&O’s Halloween section might scare the living spirit out of you! Printed on 100% cotton quilting weight fabric, they are the perfect selection for making holiday costumes, crafts and more. Whether you’re creating for your little Trick-or-Treater or just for yourself, our line up is to die for! Haunted houses, pumpkin heads, witches, ghosts & goblins…. Betty Boop & the Grateful Dead, at J&O we are sure you will find what you are looking for.

Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air because J & O Fabrics has some of the best selection of Valentines Day fabrics. Our Valentines Day fabrics are printed on 100% quilting weight cotton. And with so many amorous designs to choose from, how could you not pick them all! Our pink hearts, polka dots, roses & kiss-me prints are a perfect match for our Betty Boop and Pin-Up Girls. Create huggable pillows & spreads for family and loved ones. Fashion yourself in soft layers of LOVE. Wherever your imagination leads you, do it with Valentines Day fabric at J&O.

St. Patrick’s Day

J&O has a growing selection of novelty St.Patrick’s Day prints. From lucky shamrocks to little elves, going GREEN is more than an environmental title when it comes to celebrating the culture and folk-lore of the Irish. Green calico, green broadcloth, green fleece….. all here for you to create your masterpiece for the holiday.


If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring? They bring fabulous Easter prints to J&O. From spiritual inspiration to the Easter Bunny, we offer a selection for everyone. Check out our Religious section as well for additional prints & designs suitable for this celebrated holiday. Whatever inspires you, however you decide to express yourself, say it with our 100% Easter cotton prints.

The Holiday of Lights has never been celebrated more than through our selection of Judaic Prints.  At J&O, if you don't find what you are looking for on our floor, then ask about special ordering. Make your crafts and gifts a little more special this holiday season with J&O.
Mardi Gras

Our festive Mardi Gras novelty fabrics are a fun way to show your wild side. Whether your liming it up in New Orleans for Fat Tuesday or enjoying the nightlife at Rio’s Carnival, parade it like no other with our selection of colorful and jubilant designer quilting’s offered to you right here at J&O.


You’ve admired them in craft books, paid for them at craft fairs, and created your own from time to time. What are they? They are your favorite holiday crafts , made of course, from your favorite holiday print fabrics found right here at J&O. Whether you are creating monsterous and magical costumes for your Halloween trick-or-treaters, or fashioning beautiful aprons and quilts for Christmas gifts; our holiday novelties capture the hearts and minds of adults and children alike.

Michael Miller, VIP, and Timeless Treasure are just some of the designer prints that cater to the call for the fun and the fancy, the modern and the nostalgic, the popular and the unique. Team up with them for your next project or masterpiece.

Whether you are an amateur or a novice, young or old; let your imagination guide you. All you need is a little bit of creativity and love.


Our novelty cotton fabrics are easily the easiest 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 fabrics 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 up 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 bar soap as this simply sets 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.


Before storing your holiday 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 holiday fabrics in attics or basements; these places tend to be vulnerable to mold, mildew, insects and other threats. The best location in your home for dress 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.

Your dress 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 dress fabrics. Acid free tissue paper can also be employed. If possible, store your holiday fabrics rolled rather than folded to prevent difficult to remove creases from forming. If folding the fabrics is your only option, try to remove 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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