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.

Picnic Prints!

Now that the weather is warm it is time to fire up the grill and pack up the picnic basket. Eating outdoors at a park or by a lake this time of year is so refreshing. You just can’t beat the beautiful weather, not to mention having a place for the kids to run off all their energy. It’s not hard to see why picnics are such an iconic summer activity.

After years of use, spills and stains it’s probably about time to update your linens and blankets. We carry a great selection of prints that are perfect for your next picnic, including some classy outdoor fabric!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!


Take me out to the ballgame! Baseball has always been an All-American sport. We just can’t get enough home runs for the home team and strikes against the visitors.

I must admit I’m a bit clueless when it comes to some sports, but I love baseball. I guess it’s because my Dad and I enjoyed playing catch until the lightning bugs came out. When our favorite team was playing we’d pop our own popcorn or pick up a few boxes of Cracker Jacks to munch and crunch our way through the game.

J&O Fabrics Celebrates Memorial Day!

 As many Americans dust off their summer patio furniture, pull out their trusty grills, tame their out of control yards, and gear up for a guarenteed weekend of food and fun, still others are remembering loved ones lost, dreams deferred, and the lives of those who stood on the frontlines and so bravely defended what they believed in til the end. From traditional trips to memorial sites to honor fallen hero’s and mourn the loss of life, to the gathering of friends and family to celebrate life and the beginning of the summer season, all weekend long it seems wherever you turn, there are flags waving at half staff, parades, picnics, poppy donations, and reminders of what makes America the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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.