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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.

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.

Festive Fabric Bulletin Board for the Holidays

Rather than leave piles upon piles of lists and to-dos scattered across every available surface of your home this holiday season, craft this festive fabric bulletin board! This is a simple and attractive way to keep track of the goings-on this season. Check out the following categories for a great selection of holiday fabric: Christmas fabricHanukkah fabric and Religious Holiday Fabric.

Fabric Bulletin Board

This fabric bulletin will get you through the holidays in organized ease!

You will need:

  • A decorative frame or a cork board base (any size you please)
  • Festive holiday fabric from your friends at J&O Fabrics ;)

No Sew Décor–Table Runner

Jazzing up the dining room has never been easier, just choose your favorite new fabrics and make some eye-catching table runners! With the simplicity level of this project, you can easily make a runner for each holiday, season or mood! Pro-tip: These make a great gift idea! Find more holiday craft inspiration here.

Transform that table with color, shape and texture!

You will need:
• A yard or two of your favorite J&O fabrics
• Pinking sheers
• Ruler
• Hot glue
• Decorative buttons, fabric flowers and ribbon for embellishments

African Inspired Prints

Namib DesertAfrica is such a beautiful and diverse country teeming with amazing wildlife, rivers, mountains and deserts. The cultural history of the continent and its people dates back to the cradle of civilization. Fabric in Africa has a millennial story behind it. It truly is sacred to the culture. Philosophy, ethics, morals and history are all conveyed through each thread. Not only are the patterns valued as a means to communicate a message but also the colors that are chosen are significant.

Pre-Holiday Giftcard Special

J&O Holiday Gift Card Special

Every year around the holidays those who run J&O get a little punch drunk with love for their customers. This year, to show just how much we appreciate your business, we are running a gift card special ending December 25. If you buy one $50 gift card you receive another $10 gift card for free. Similarly, if you buy one $100 gift card, you get another $20 gift card for free. Click on the cards below to go to the offer!


J&O Buy A $50 J&O Gift Card Get A $10 Card For Free

Buy A $100 J&O Gift Card Get A $20 Card For Free


Discount Fleece Extravaganza!

Fleece Extravaganza Sale J&O

If you need any fleece for holiday projects, gifts, or just to make something for your home, this is the time to buy some! From now until midnight on December 14th we are offering 20% off of all fleece fabric including Snuggies! Just type in the code FLE2011 when you are checking out to receive the discount. This is the easiest holiday shopping you will do all season. Below we have listed some of our most popular categories and who they are absolutely perfect for on your list.

Novelty Fleece

Perfect For: The kid or the kid at heart

50% Off All Trims, Tassels And Cording OR 10% Off All Novelty Fabric

J&O Trims, Tassels, Cording OR Novelty Fabric Discount

The great thing about shopping J&O Fabric online is all of the options. To give you even even more buying power, from now until Sunday December 11th, you can get 50% off any order of trims, tassels, and cording or you can choose to get 10% off any order of novelty fabric using the code NETFAH50. Both the fabulous accessories and the fabric are perfect for gift giving or decorating your house during this holiday season!


Discount Trims, Tassels, and Cording

J&O Winter Sun Decorative Cording

15% Discount on NFL Fabric Fleece, Flannel And Snuggies

J&O 15% Off All NFL Fabric

Make the sports fan in your life’s holiday a little brighter with a gift that incorporates our NFL Fabric. From now until December 7th J&O is running a special on all of our NFL fleece, flannel, and Snuggies. Now is your chance to shop and get 15% off your favorite team’s fabric! Check out some of your choices below.


How To Make An Easy No-Sew Fleece Fabric Gift Blanket

J&O Felt Blanket Christmas

It is the most wonderful time of the year! As the song says, there is much mistletoeing and hearts are glowing with holiday cheer. However, with all of the craziness that surrounds the holidays with cleaning and decorating the house for parties, putting up relatives, cooking, and finding the perfect tree, figuring out a gift that is personal and fits into your budget can be quite difficult. That is why we love making fleece fabric blankets for gifts. They are fantastic for friends at the office and for kids to make for teachers.