Archive for the ‘Fabric Mills’ Category

A Fleece For All Seasons

With the infamous sighting of the groundhogs shadow predicting another six weeks of winter still left to go, the desire for all things warm and cozy is still in demand. Luckily for those on the hunt, there is a wide array of wonderful fleece material in popular NFL teams, novelty prints, notable characters and solids still stocking the shelves of local fabric stores to wet your whistle and please your creative sewing palate. From apparel and accessories to no-sew-fleece-throws, pillows, and crafty makings, fleece offers a lightweight warmth combined with the kind of ease-of-care that those who seek during the wintry months enjoy year after year.

The Wait Is Over! MLB Cotton Fabric Is Finally BACK!


You asked. We listened.  The long awaited MLB cotton fabrics are finally back in print and come May 2015, over twenty-five of the Major League Baseball teams will be available for purchase. Hip Hip Hooray!

No more searching for hours on Google or digging for hidden treasures on Ebay. No more avoiding demands from clients or adding on to wish lists  from family and friends. From the Yankee’s, Tigers, Giants and Rockies, to the Dodgers, Royals, Cardinals, and Mariners… East Coast New Yorker or West Coast Californian, your favorite teams are ready and waiting, and we are more than willing to start rolling out the yardage as you are to purchase.

J&O Crafty Customer: Jenny’s Angels

jandofabrics, jenny's angels

As our Facebook Fan page continues to grow, more and more of our crafty customers are showing off  their cool creations for our J&O family and community to view, share and comment on. One such fan is Karen Jordan of Jenny’s Angels, a line of custom made aprons and christening outfits designed in honor of Karen’s best friend Jenny who passed awaiting a kidney transplant. For Karen, all babies are angels, and since her line is named for Jen, a portion of every design sold is donated to the American Diabetes Foundation in her name . Jenny also loved butterflies, so on all of Karen’s custom christening gown designs there is a butterfly somewhere. Since Karen is a religious follower of our J&O Fabrics  acebook page, she is constantly replenishing her fabric stock with cool prints from our store and has this to say about our fabulous collection of Michael Miller prints and more…

Celebrating July 4th, Food, Fabrics and YOU!


With summer quickly passing by and sun worshipers trying desperately to slow her pace down, many find themselves scrambling to prepare for one of the seasons biggest festive occasions… the Fourth of July.

Celebrated on that day with fireworks, cook outs, commemorations, and trips to the shore, Independence Day offers a time for reflection, human connection, great food and so much more. At J&O we keep our special occasion fabrics stocked year round for our quilters and artisans to gather and coordinate their projects and quilts well before the rush. Here are a few such popular themed prints and designs to fit the holiday theme and offer nostalgia.

J&O Crafty Customer: Isidora Designs

jandofabricsAt J&O Fabrics we are constantly running coupons,  sending out gift cards, and even giving away free fabric. As such, one of our lucky customers became a recipient of a $50 gift card that she won through a cool giveaway we ran on our Facebook page.  With it,  Connie Lawton Andrade purchased several fabrics along with enough yardage to make a fun Bucket Bag for the summer to add to her already creative inventory of  Isidora Designs bags found on Etsy. When asked what inspired her recent manifestation, Connie had this to say.

J&O Customer Poll: Top 10 Loved Fabrics

As a fabric lover who also works at a fabric store, I am privy to not only the latest and hottest top shelf fabrics as soon as they come off the truck, but a plethora of textiles that I may not normally have come in contact with along my journey. From popular new novelty cotton prints for 2011, to elegant mid-century Maharam decorator designs, if you were to ask me to list my favorite, it might just take a few days. But such a question shouldn’t go to waste , and so the crew at J&O Fabric Store decided to let our curiosity be fed as we posed this poll to our fabulous facebook fans. Afterall, knowing what our craft customers like most, gives us an idea of which fabrics we should purchase more of to keep our customers satisfied.With so many fabric-holics as fans of our J&O facebook page, it didn’t take any time at all for the feedback to start pouring in. From faux furs and brocades to Michael Miller and Amy Butler, the selection was as diverse as the people who voiced them.

Who Would You Vote into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

January 5th will be the day that a number of retired ballplayers will remember as much as any other: it will be the day when the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will announce the 2011 class of inductees. The induction ceremony will be held at Cooperstown on July 24, 2011. A number of the biggest names on the ballot have a very real chance of getting into the Hall this year, including quite a few stars of recent memory. In this blog we’ll highlight a few of the former stars that could be elected to the 2011 Hall of Fame class followed by the fabrics of the teams they are most associated with (if available):

Top 5 Funniest NFL Fabric Crafts

How far would you go to show off your devotion to your favorite NFL team? As the picture above shows, fans are often willing to lose their dignity – or that of their pets - to prove their fanship. Where would you draw the line?

You may not be one to cross the line separating good taste from bad. Nevertheless, some of the following strange craft ideas surely started off as good ideas. What went awry? We’ll leave that to your imagination. Here are our Top 5 Funny NFL Crafts:


Denver Broncos' fans don't all look like this

NFL Playoffs 2011: AFC Preview

With the 2010 NFL regular season just finished we can prepare for the thrilling conclusion to the season: the playoffs. The AFC’s teams are ready to head to the field this coming Saturday and Sunday for a shot at advancing to the Super Bowl. Here is a preview of the AFC’s  playoff match-ups for the first round:

The AFC wild card round kicks off on Saturday, January 8 with the No.6 seed New York Jets heading to Lucas Oil Stadium to play the Indianapolis Colts.

New York Jets NFL Polar Fleece Snuggie

Indianapolis Colts Grid Cotton NFL Flannel

NFL Playoffs 2011: NFC Preview

The 2010 NFL regular season ended this past Sunday with quite a few of the games having playoff implications. Some teams were eliminated while others barely squeaked into the playoffs. At J&O we know that you not only want to enjoy the games in comfort but also in style. To that end here is a preview of the NFC playoffs showing the NFL fabrics we have on offer:

The NFC divisional playoffs start off on Saturday, January 8 with the No.5 seed New Orleans Saints (11-5) playing the No.4 seed Seattle Seahawks (7-9) at Qwest Field in Seattle.