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Paint the Town Green With J&O Fabrics This St. Patrick’s Day !


When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we think of shamrocks, leprechauns, 4-leaf clovers, corn beef and cabbage and of course all things Irish! But who is this St Patrick ? What’s the significance of all the traditions that make up this celebrated holiday? And why does everyone wear green?

J&O Fabrics did a little research to find out.

Who is St. Patrick?

Celebrating African Fabric Textile Contributions !



As Americans celebrate the inventions and legacies of Africans / African-Americans throughout history this month, reflections of their art, history and cultural traditions can be found in almost every aspect of our society. In recognition of their traditional African fabric textile contributions,  the J&O Family would like to take a moment to highlight some of the beautiful waxed prints and metallics available for your crafting and quilting pleasure.

J&O Celebrates Christmas In July.



When this past winter’s weather dragged on well into the spring, thoughts of warm sandy beaches and the hot sun shining down on us melting the chill away stayed on the minds and wish lists of many. Now that the blazing rays of summer are here, longings for cooler days and the festivities of the winter season fill our imaginings in such a delightful way we can hardly wait for the season to come back around. Enter Christmas in July!

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.

St Patrick’s Day Fabric, Festivals, Fairies and More!


Each year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with dancing, parades, special foods and a whole lot of green. From corned beef and cabbage dinners to parties and kegs that last well into dawn, over 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry (this number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself) will be celebrating in one way, shape or form, their love of home. And with a little help from J&O Fabrics, the festive occasions will be donned with a special touch… St Patrick’s Day fabric galore!!

J&O Crafty Customer: Roxanne Ojeda of Retro Roxy

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Over a week ago we put out a call to our Facebook family to send us pics of their most creative Valentine’s Day crafts, but to much of our surprise, Cupid’s arrow didn’t seem to strike the hearts of many, and so our campaign narrowed down to ONE.

Roxanne Ojeda of Retro Roxy submitted one of her Valentines themed retro styled pin up girl aprons designed with eXtra special dinner plans in mind. Flouncy skirts and ruffled fold down smock  in assorted complimentary prints and color palate make her creations uniquely distinguishable among the rest. When not making custom aprons and specialty crafts for admirers, her smoke-free, pet-free, pattern-free environment sets the backdrop for a lot of quirky, retro styled creations to flow thru in a very organic way.

Celebrate Contributions and Achievements of African-Americans with J&O Fabrics

With Black History Month officially kicking off this week, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate the multitude of contributions and achievements African-Americans have made toward the advancement of not only our country, but the human race as a whole in the fields of science, math, athletics, literature, medicine, technology, agriculture, art, music and more. From our farmer’s bible…aka…the Almanac created by Benjamin Banneker (appx 1791) , and clothes dryer by G.T. Sampson (1862),  to the ever popular cell phone invented by Henry Sampson (1971) and house keeping friend …the dust pan, by Lawrence P Ray (1897), the list of ‘firsts’ invented by African Americans goes on and on. Each year since it’s inception,  Black History month has been drawing more recognition to the achievements of the past, encouraging more creative ideas and first’s to come in the future, and offering exposure to the faces and stories our books have often left out in its attempt at rewriting American HIS-story.

Fabric Gift Wrapping Ideas

While wrapping with paper is efficient, fabric gift-wrapping adds a bit more flair and personality! We offer an arsenal of fabrics, from decorative to specialty. Below are some fabric gift wrapping ideas using various approaches to inspire. Please share your own versions with us on J&O Fabrics Facebook page!

Fabric gift wrapping

Wrapping gifts with fabric is simply more fabulous

Choosing a black and white fabric and adding a pop of color is an easy way to create a work of art. There are so many different fabrics featuring black and white, and you can use any color under the sun as the accent shade!

6 Fabulous 4th of July Fabrics from J&O

Independence Day is fast approaching, why not be prepared this year with some fabulous holiday fabrics? The following 4th of July fabrics from J&O will create a themed approach to your barbeque or gathering. Use them to create custom table covers, napkins, gift baskets and more!

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4th of July fabrics

Stars on Red (Product ID: sta33945)

Like our other selections of star themed fabrics, this festive fabric brings out the Independence Day spirit. Stars on red is printed on 100% quality cotton with a 1 1/8 H 1 V repeat. The tan stars are 1/8”. We offer a variety of star styled fabrics in our online store.

DIY Fabric Napkins for Any Occasion!

Hosting a dinner party and eager to set the mood along with the table? The solution is easy: fabric napkins! These can be made quickly and show off a more personalized side to your next soiree. Click through our selection of decorative fabrics and start planning your seasonal entertaining schedule today!

DIY Fabric Napkins

A fabric napkin adds an unexpected pop of color to any table setting, creating a more tactile experience for guests

You will need:

  • Fabrics of choice. One 17” square makes a standard 16” fabric napkin
  • Cotton quilting fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors