Top 5 Mistakes DIY’ers Make When ReUpholstering


As an uncertain economy and a desire to be more self-sufficient leads the hands of  many consumers into the appealing yet often pre-mature world of DIY’ers, the need for a guided professional approach continues to grow. And while preserving one’s spending by doing-it-yourself certainly makes sense when on a budget, often times creatives wind up spending much more than planned in time and money. In the end, winding up frustrated, broke, and with an unfinished project still sitting there. From the results of improper measuring methods and careless evaluation of reupholstery needs, to poor fabric choices and underestimated project complexity, no matter what situation applies, learn to avoid the following do-it-yourself furniture reupholstery mistakes to increase your chances for a successful outcome.

Say ‘I Love You’ With Fabric

The renowned poet and legendary author Khalil Gibran once quoted…
Love of fabric

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit”. 

At J&O we believe…

Life without J&O is like a piece of cotton without print and design”.

Both quotes, most would say, hold valid truths.
Love is truly the fabric of life.

During the month of February, as our nation celebrates the highly commercialized day of love also known as St. Valentine’s Day, we at J&O Fabrics will be sharing the many ways we can express love to our family, friends and loved ones through the use of fabric .

Save A Life, Adopt-A-Fabric Today!

With her cotton/polyester blend of fibers and water-repellent finish, Aruba Getaway II Stripes Outdoor is a versatile and colorful fabric that loves the great outdoors, being the center of attention, and showing off her many talents. Looking to add some spice to your life?

The perfect parent for this vibrant fabric has creative vision and plenty of patio cushions to cover. When you adopt-a-fabric like Aruba Getaway II Stripes Outdoor,  it’s a win-win situation for both, for a little bit of love and a home of her own is all this happy fabric needs.

Carhartt Canvas Fabric: Born and Worn In the USA


If you know anything about  Carhartt Canvas, you know there is no fabric more cut out to handle the wear and tear it often withstands in upholstery, work gear, outerwear and footing applications. Born from a mill whose name stamp has become synonymous with durability and soft handed flexibility, this gorgeous, high-quality material is the stuff that strong reputations are built off of.

With the rights to boast over 128 years of consistent manufacturing in the USA, Carhartt proudly has no intentions of producing their products anywhere else . Why? Because for them and their over 2,000 employees, crafting American-made products is an important part of Carhartt’s DNA and important to the hardworking American towns where they built their business.

DIY Cornhole Toss Tutorial

jandofabricsPlayed mostly at football games and as a form of competitive recreation, Cornhole, also known as corn toss, bean toss, or bag toss, is a lawn game where players take turns throwing bags of corn (or beans) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. The objective is to get the bag in the hole until the individual or team reaches 21 points. The first one to get there wins.

NFL Fabric Of The Day: The Indianapolis Colts


Take a look at our NFL Colts fabrics and start picking out your favorites so you can represent your team’s colors in your home all the time!


Not to brag, but our selection of Colt’s fleece fabric is just about everything you could ask for. We have colors and patterns for everything you might want to use this fuzzy material for from a throw pillow to a dog bed cover.





NFL Fabric Of The Day: The Chicago Bears


This season we are looking at a brand new Chicago Bears with a brand new attitude. Our team is bolder and better than last year so in celebration of the Bears stepping up their game, we at J&O thought we would step up ours as well and feature them as the NFL fabric of the day! We hope you love all of our favorite fabric pics for our grizzly team.


NFL Fabric Of The Day: Green Bay Packers


Mike McCarthy didn’t push his team to their current standing without an unbelievable amount of motivation. However, there is only so much the man can do without the help of thousands of screaming fans wearing as much green and gold as they can muster. So dawn your cotton and fleece and start cheering, Packers fans!


There is nothing as classic as sitting and watching a Packer’s game eating brats and drinking good beer. The only thing that can make that scene better is if you are warm while you are munching away. Snuggle up under some Green Bay Packers fleece and enjoy the good stuff like a great game, good friends, and fantastic brew.