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.

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.

Celebrate the Month of May and All Her Special Days!

May is not only recognized as the month we celebrate mothers, soldiers, Malcom and Mexico;  but also National BBQ, hamburger, egg, salad, salsa, and sweet vidalia month too. In celebration of the fabulous foods that make any picnic, backyard grilling, or summer menu just a little more tempting and tasty, we are rolling out yards of food on fabric for your shopping pleasure. Select from a pound worth of vegetables or assorted palate pleasing treats to cover your table tops, line your food baskets, and blanket the soft grass for a day under a blue summer sky. Whatever way you choose to celebrate the month of May, have more fun crafting with some of the  really cool novelty fabric picks hand selected just for you!

J&O Celebrates National BBQ Month with Great Outdoor Fabrics.

It has been said that May is National BBQ Month, and while presidential proclamation records will state otherwise, the majority of Americans agree. So light up your grills, call all your friends, turn up the music and let the good times roll! At J&O Fabrics, we carry a large selection of assorted novelty cotton prints and outdoor fabrics to suit almost any uniquely themed outdoor gathering.

If you have a love for nature and wildlife, we have floral and animal prints.

If you have always had an affinity for the 70s era, we have a selection of retro prints to transport you there.

Make Your Summer a Lasting Memory with J&O!

With the lazy, hazy dayz of summer slowly approaching, thoughts of laid back days along exotic umbrella covered beaches, long Sunday drives in your drop top convertible, and majestic sunsets that never seem to end come to mind. But the one symbol of summer that has withstood the test of time as one of the most nostalgic memories of the season is the infamous back yard BBQ.