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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?

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!!

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

Fabric for the Luck of the Irish

St Patrick's Day Postcard img by riptheskullimage by riptheskull

St. Patrick’s Day is always a welcome holiday to me as it seems that spring is the gold at the end of the rainbow. My family and I always celebrated the holiday with the traditional corned beef and cabbage along with a generous slice of rye bread slathered in creamy butter. I always looked forward to wearing my favorite green sweater at our annual feast. Get a head start on this St. Patty’s Day by sewing up a new outfit or table setting project featuring the luck of the Irish by using our great selection of 100% cotton St Patrick’s Day novelty fabric!

Pretty on Both Sides- Decoupage!

Fabric is one the most versatile craft materials- any color, print, pattern, or texture is available. Fabric doesn’t have to be used exclusively for clothing or home dec- today we’re taking it into the kitchen with decoupage patchwork serving platters. These platters can’t go in the dishwasher or be submerged, so they’re best used to serve food like bread and desserts where they just need to be wiped clean.

Materials needed:

Modge Podge or decoupage glue

foam brush

clear glass platter (washed and dried)

cotton or poly-blend non-stretch print fabric, cut into 2″x2″ squares