J&O Crafty Customer: Jenny’s Angels

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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 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.

The Perfect Fabrics for Kids from Michael Miller Fabrics

Michael Miller has been around since 1999 and since that time has established a reputation as one of the finest purveyors of cotton novelty fabric. They have so many wonderful prints to choose from that it is sometimes tough to know where to start. Let’s take a look at some of their children’s designs. These are novelty quilting fabrics that are perfect for children’s rooms, crafts and garments:

Bubbles & Balloons Fabric

Gnoming Around Fabric

Paper Doll Family Fabric

Retro Rocket Rascals Fabric

Lil' Kingdom Fabric

Candy Fabric to Make Life Sweeter

Sooner or later everyone gets the munchies. Sadly, our first inclination is to indulge our sweet-tooth rather than reach for the celery. If you’ve found yourself staring down a cupcake (or two or three) or otherwise being seduced by sweets we urgently recommend you to take a look at our sweet-tooth fabrics.

With these delicious looking fabrics you will be able to enjoy all of the delicious things you love to eat without worrying about putting on the pounds. Here is some dessert fabrics from our novelty fabric section that we here at J&O Fabric Store have to offer:

Apple Pies Fabric

Incredible Novelty Fabrics from Michael Miller Fabric Co.

Michael Miller has only been around since 1999 in comparison to other fabric mills with much more time on their hands. Nevertheless, since the very beginning Michael Miller has created some of the most enduring prints on high quality cotton.

Regardless of your novelty fabric preference, there will always be a Michael Miller print to suit your style. Dogs, cats, games, sports, food and many other themes are depicted in the wonderful cotton novelty fabrics from Michael Miller. Here is a selection of the retro-style Michael Miller fabrics that you’ll see at J&O Fabric Store:

Curly Swirl Fabric

Fairy Tale Fabrics from Michael Miller Fabric

The fantastical elements of fairy tales and children’s stories can often be irresistible. Who can forget Cinderella’s mouse friends – Gus and Jaq – from Disney’s classic film. How fantastical were the various creatures turned into footmen for Snow White by the Fairy Godmother? Additionally, children’s stories are often set in magical places such as hidden kingdom where chivalry is still practiced and knights are sworn to honor.

Michael Miller Fabric Company has perfectly captured these elements in many of their novelty fabrics. A number of Michael Miller’s prints depict gnomes, Medieval kingdoms and fairies. These are ideal fabrics for children’s items, be they garments, crafts or quilts. J&O Fabric Store presents a few of the Michael Miller produced fairy tale fabrics:

What is Designer Fabric?

You may recall having read the phrase “designer fabric” in the fabric descriptions at our online fabric store or in our blogs. Have you ever wondered exactly what we are referring to with that phrase?

For us designer fabric conveys two meanings. First of all, we usually qualify those fabrics which come from premier fabric companies as designer fabrics. Novelty print fabrics from such companies as Alexander Henry, Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures, Shamash and Sons, Michael Miller and others are truly designer fabrics of excellent quality.