DIY Cocktail Canopy from J&O Fabrics

J&O DIY Cocktail Canopy: Floral Deco

For the J&O/ Summerdale Mills family, summer just isn’t summer without backyard BBQ’s, picnics, taking in seemingly endless sunsets in an outdoor living space of our very own, or simply sitting pretty by the seashore.  But beyond the idea and aesthetics of it all, there is the nitty-gritty of uninvited guests to contend with that certainly can have a way of spoiling the fun. You know those party-crashers I’m speaking of. The eight-legged, winged and just plain annoying creepy crawlies seduced by the sights, sounds and scents of it all. We can’t blame them for wanting to get a taste of the good life I know, but we can make our presence in their domain more comfortable.

J&O Top 20 MLB Cotton Craft Ideas

jandofabricsOne thing we’ve learned through our over 50 years in the fabric business is that all the textile goods that come through our doors, are looking to be made into something special. From silky satins aspiring to be prom dresses and clear vinyl yearning to protect beautiful mahogany table tops, to polyester fleece desiring to warm an old mans’ cold night or novelty cottons hoping to quell a child going through chemo with themed images from their favorite movie…like Elmo maybe. MLB cotton is no different. With so many baseball fans eager to show their FANatic love through some crafty means, our new major league baseball cottons arrive with just one goal in mind…to create that wonderful opportunity!

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.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!


Take me out to the ballgame! Baseball has always been an All-American sport. We just can’t get enough home runs for the home team and strikes against the visitors.

I must admit I’m a bit clueless when it comes to some sports, but I love baseball. I guess it’s because my Dad and I enjoyed playing catch until the lightning bugs came out. When our favorite team was playing we’d pop our own popcorn or pick up a few boxes of Cracker Jacks to munch and crunch our way through the game.

Fresh Spring Fabric Finds

Spring is in the air, love is in bloom, the green shoots of Daffodils, Crocus and Tulips are sprouting. At J and O Fabrics the new spring arrivals are here. Whatever spring means to you, however you see yourself spending a lovely afternoon in the sun. Whether you spend your days at a ball game, having ice cream in your backyard or just hanging at the Dog park, we’ve got a fabric that says Spring.

Nature's Poetry Birds Fabric Product ID: bir33283

Songbirds at the nearby feeder.

Fervent Love Garden Outdoor Product ID: out33353

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):

A Week Before Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…

jandofabrics christmas blog

A week before Christmas my true love gave to me…

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“… And a cart full of wonderful NFL, MLB & Novelty Fleece under the Christmas tree!!”

Wouldn’t it be great if our Christmas wish lists could be fulfilled everyday? Well at J&O Fabrics, it can! With fabric discounts, special offers and cool contests running on a regular, there’s always something on your wish list that we can fill with just a call or click of a button! From fun novelty cotton prints and warm polar fleeces in your favorite major league sport teams, to our top shelf decorative fabrics and beautiful upholsteries, we make it easy for Santa to fill his gift bag in just one stop.

Philadelphia Phillies Phever takes over J&O Fabric Store

Last Friday while discussing my weekend plans with a friend the Phillies first game of the NLCS series against the Cinncinati Reds came up. “Of course I’ll watch, but I know they’ll sweep it” It was just a feeling.

By Sunday night I still had no doubts as my motley crew of fellow Phanatics, came together at the local hang-out to watch. Cole Hamels completed what Roy Halladay started on Friday, putting the Philadelphia Phillies back in the NL championship series.

MLB Fleece is a Hit!

Take me out to the ball game.
Take me out to the crowd.
Buy me some J&O; fabric.
I don’t care if we never shop anywhere else
‘cause it’s the best fabric store in the world!


With opening day less than 20 days away, and the cold weather still lingering in the midst, MLB (major league baseball) fans are eagerly gearing up for another round of submarine style pitches, sneaky stolen plates and out-the-park home run hitters from their favorite teams. With all the excitement of the spring season ahead, it’s easy to overlook some of the simple things that will make the long innings on hard stadium seats a little more comfortable.