Thursday, August 23, 2012

Facebook, Etsy and Stitching Up A Dream...

A few months ago we posted a request on our Mary Jo's Cloth Store Facebook Page.
We wanted to know how you were using our fabric in your businesses. Seems a whole lot of you are selling through ETSY. We are impressed with the talent that responded. It must be true, you can SEW your way to success and we can help!
Thanks to all of you who responded in emails and on Facebook.

The following are this months featured customers.

1. Lauren Perkin - owner, maker, designer
"I have a degree in interior design and a whole lot of imagination. Currently, I live a dreamy life in North Carolina, where I get to wake up every day and work really hard at creating beautiful things."
Click here to see Etsy Store.

2. Lisa Gay - "I design sewing patterns and most of my fabric comes from MJ's. :)"
 Click here to see Etsy Store.

3. Emily Brown - "Welcome to made by emily! Take your time looking through my aprons, oven mitts, pot holders, and burp cloths. Choose the fabrics and style that best fits you!"
Click here to see Etsy Store

 4. Lisa Carpenter - "We update vintage lamp bases and hand craft shades to be complementary.... using Mary Jo's fabric, of course! Click here to see her Etsy Store."

 So here is the thing. We love that you count on us for beautiful fabric at terrific prices. We understand that you need to have a reasonable profit margin for your Etsy business. So in the spirit of you making a bit more cash in your pocketbook, remember that we post new SALE items several times a week. Sometimes it can be fun to design a few pieces from fabric & trims you had not expected to come your way at such an amazingly inexpensive price. You may want to consider logging on to often. Take a few moments and cruise around to see what you can see. We think you will be delighted.
If you own a "Fabric" business and would like to share your online store, Blog or website, please send us an email today.
If you are a Facebook user,  "like" us on Facebook. You can keep up with the latest at Mary Jo's Cloth Store, online and in the store.
We thank-you for being wonderful customers. Enjoy these late summer days.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Color, Color, Color...

Today the newest color issue of House Beautiful arrived in the mail. There is nothing like being a bit of a voyeur and peeking into some really fabulous spaces. The colors are all over the map, however they are also somewhat sophisticated.
For classic looks you may want to choose a palette of Taupes, Greys Greens or Blues. Sometimes a whole room of Tangerine, Hot Pink or Lime Green can be a bit trendy and bright. When thinking bright colors, it is usually best to use the splashes of color in Pillows, Curtains or Tablecloths. Even Artwork can have a bit of your favorite POP of color to pull a room together. When re-doing a room or a whole house it is important to think about the following:
1. How will you use the room?
2. How does your color schematic work with the "whole house"?
3. Is this a classic color that you can change up just by throwing in some new Pillows, Curtains or a Tablecloth?
This is important. The more you know and understand, the better equipped you will be to make an informed decision.
On the internet if you google "color in the home" and click on images you will be supplied with more inspiration than you will ever have the time to implement. Really! This is a fun exercise when you are thinking shades of colors and how they will play with some of your bright pops of color.
One of the blogs I stumbled upon had some interesting thoughts on a conservative but truly lovely "whole house color scheme" that could be incorporated into living and work spaces.
If you want to create good flow and cohesiveness in your home, a whole house color scheme is the way to go. It is not about having the same color throughout the house, but instead using colors throughout the house that coordinate with or complement each other.
I know…sounds easier said then done!  The new Martha Stewart Living paint line at Home Depot. Each paint chip has a color key symbol in the upper right hand corner. For easy coordination, simply select colors for your home from the same color key.  As long as the symbols match you can’t go wrong. We started with choosing the perfect color for the nursery. We moved into this house with a new (less than a month old) baby boy, whom in our old house never had a space other than a play pen. Naturally we wanted to welcome him to his new home with a great nursery just for him.
Thanks so much for the inspiration Jackie. 
Click here to go to her website.

At Mary Jo's Cloth Store we have expanded our Home Decor department. We are carrying some of the finest Silk Duponi some as low as $10.00 per yard. We have also Linens, Tapestries and Toiles as low as $10.98 per yard. We are carrying Prints, Paisleys, Solids and truly much, much more. Log onto and click on Drapery or Upholstery and you will find EXACTLY what you are looking for at prices that are fair and reasonable. We look forward to helping you outfit your house with the most beautiful fabrics available.
Have you taken our survey? We are rebuilding our website and really NEED your feedback. Help us to help you be the change you want to see. Really! Click here, we are offering a free shipping code for you once you finish the survey. Thanks agian.
Do you have a sewing project you ahave completed with Mary Jo's Cloth? If you do, send us a photo and a short description. If you have a blog aor a website we will feature that as well! Good for your business. Send us an email today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Free SHIPPING + A Survey...

We are redesigning our website and need your help.  We want to know how you shop, what you like and how you find your fabric online. Our goal is to create a new website that is not only easy, but is also a joy to visit, browse and shop. We want the new website to be easy so you always find what you are looking for at any given time.
Your opinion means the world to us.

If you would click on this SURVEY link, a few things are sure to happen.
1. We will get the answers we need to build a website that is suited for YOU, our Mary Jo's Cloth Store Customers.

2.We will build the new website based on your opinions.

3. You will receive a code for FREE Shipping on your next order at YEP. It pays to help out!

 4. You will be the change you want to see. Be a part of the solution and take a few
moments to share your opinions, you really will make a difference in your future shopping
experience at

We thank you in advance for taking the time to help us out.