J&O Holiday Splendor Room Decor

I remember holidays full of turkey, stuffing and apple pie. Generations around the table partaking in good food, tasty sweets and infectious laughter.  Handmade napkins printed in holly dressed grandmama’s table that was draped in green poly crepe. In the room surrounding us,  lights bounced off inanimate objects casting golden shadows on beige striped and cran-apple suede cushioned wing chairs while tie-backs in holiday splendor dangled on vanilla drapes.  Assorted prints and textures added warmth and richness. And under the tree, Christmas gifts wrapped in traditional furoshiki styled fabrics of red tissue lame and festive plaid check.

Holiday Gift Wrapping the Furoshiki Way.


With Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, the push for a more sustainable way of living trending in the news, and many gift-givers having to budget their money, however folks can reduce their costs and carbon footprints during the holiday season is information well used. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to reduce both in a creative way is by incorporating a little furoskiki into the mix. A great alternative to wrapping with store bought gift wrap, this traditional Japanese method of wrapping gifts throughout the year is one that even children can share in.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…A Countdown to Project Completion.


This November 22nd will mark the 94th anniversary of the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. A tradition started back in 1924, this highly publicized ensemble of larger than life balloons featuring popular movie characters, magnificent floats, and entertaining performers from around the nation draws over 22 million television viewers and a sea of brave onlookers straddling the often cold parade route thru the streets of Manhattan with child-like anticipation of the final hallmarked Snoopy balloon at the processions end. An unofficial segue into the Christmas holiday season, not only is it a festive occasion and a parade of fabulous fabrics, but a reminder to quilters, artisans and craftsmen that the countdown to completion (or maybe the start) of their projects has now begun.

Winter Fabric Wreath Ideas and Inspirations

So did it make you cringe to see the word ‘Winter’ in the headline? Fear not—these fabric winter wreath ideas will take a bit off the chill off and add some warmth to your home! This year, I am loving the ice blue– it is a bold and bright hue in an otherwise drab time of year! It is important to surround yourself with bright colors during the long grey months of winter, find your favorite color combinations in our online fabric store and get started on your winter wreath this instant! (After you make a mammoth mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows, that is!).

Deck the Halls with a Fabric Ball Tree Ornament

With the holiday season looming just around the corner, it is time to get started on this year’s arsenal of décor! These fabric ornaments by Lazy Girl Designs will add a personal touch to the tree and also make thoughtful gift ideas for friends and family. Begin by browsing our selection of holiday fabrics and prepare to be amazed at how promptly they end up at your soon-to-be decked out doorstep!

Fabric tree ornament

Photo by Lazy Girl Designs.

You will need:
• A few different fabrics to add interest. Mix and match patterns and just go nuts with it, the end product will be amazing!
• Scissors
• Sewing machine
• Fusible web

Festive Holiday Fabric Garland

The holidays are busy enough with shopping and stressing, so here is a craft that will brighten up your home without taking up too much of your time! This festive holiday fabric garland uses a great fusing technique that forms a double-sided sturdy garland that will not fall apart at the edges. Begin by selecting your holiday fabric in our online fabric store and get started! (It will arrive on your doorstep freaky fast). See some recommended festive fabrics from J&O at bottom of post!

Holiday fabric garland

We love this design, photo and garland by Lazy Girl Designs

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

Special Thanksgiving Discount!

J&O happy thanksgiving

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Date: 11-23-11 to 11-24-11

Thanksgiving is the day that we all take a moment to appreciate how thankful we are for what we have in our lives. We at J&O have a lot to be thankful for and our customers are most certainly on the top of that list.  To show just how much we appreciate all of you, we are offering a one day sale that runs until midnight on Thanksgiving during which you can get 20% off of any novelty fabric you want! Here are some categories to give you ideas:

Vintage Fabric

Thanksgiving Crafts For The Whole Family


Thanksgiving is the start of the most wonderful time of the year! It is the first holiday when friends, family, and others that we hold near and dear come together to reminisce, laugh and reflect on a great year. Whether it is the first Thanksgiving you are hosting or the fiftieth, these crafts are a great way to decorate your dining room table. Click on the pictures to get linked to the how-tos.

#1 – Felt Leaf Napkin Rings And Place Holders