Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Flower Power & Free Sewing Classes...

It feels like summer has arrived, finally and it is time to get inspired by Flower Power! We have fabrics that are fun, fresh and filled with summer colors and patterns. We have an entire page of Amy Butler bright Summer inspired prints. Check out our "Pinterest pinned Collection" you will not be disappointed. Hot Pink, Emerald Greens, Tangerines, and Aquas. Put on your sunglasses, these are bright, vibrant and quite wonderful. Imagine a few bright throw pillows, some fresh light summer curtains for your guest room or even a Lily Pulitzer inspired shift. Brights are in this season, don't wait, integrate these popular colors and prints into your home and vacation cottages and you will be delighted with the outcome, we are sure! Easy breezy to shop 24-7 online at! Remember we have an online special at the moment. Buy $100.00 worth of fabric and

you will receive 5% off your order. We are still offering 7.99 shipping on any order, large or small. The more you buy, the better the deal. This just could not be easier.
Do you live near Gastonia, NC? If you do you are probably a regular shopper at Mary Jo's Cloth Store. We have just launched our sewing Center! Yep, We carry a full line of Baby Lock Sewing Machines, Sewing Cabinets and Rowenta Irons. We also have a classroom, where we are developing a full curriculum of Sewing Classes. Yep, from Very Basic Sewing to Advanced Techniques. We have a special deal for JUST the month of June. ALL Classes are FREE!!! All you have to do is sign up and show up! We will treat you to a sewing lesson at no charge. We have a full list of our classes posted on our website. Click to check it out and please make your reservations as soon as possible, these classes are filling up quickly!

Sew, enjoy these early summer days, drink lots of lemonade and enjoy our new bright lines of fabric. Send us your photos of your creations, you never know, you may be the next featured article.
We look forward to hearing from you. A special shout out to all of you who regularly send in your projects and websites featuring your beautiful and inspired work, made with Mary Jo's Cloth. We love to take a peek at what our talented clientele is up to!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Trash to Treasure...

 Have you visited our Upholstery Fabric page at We have a great selection of fabric that can cost sometimes 4 times as much at other stores that specialize in Home Decor! Are you looking for a pattern to recover a footstool that you bought at a Tag sale or Antique Store or maybe you just want to recover a tired stool that has been in your Living Room just a bit too long!
We have Paisley, Ikat, Brocades and Jacquards along with some very sophisticated wonderful heavy duty Velvets. Our Home Dec department is truly a wonderful thing.
Step 1: Cut off the existing material.

We find many of our inspired projects online. We stumbled on an interesting Home Design Blog written by Carrie Teal who lives in Ohio. Her blog, Expressive Style is filled with wonderful projects and today we are featuring her article on recovering a stool. Recovering a Footstool is super simple and the visual directions are easy to understand. You will need only these basic items, some Fabric, Trim, Scissors, a Staple Gun and some fresh Batting if you need it! That is it! Easy-Peasy. Log onto our Mary Jo's Cloth Pinterest page to see some cool fabrics that are just right for this project! Now go and have some fun! Oh and remember 5% off of ALL web sales and a fixed shipping price of 7.99 no matter the size of the order.
Thanks for shopping Mary Jo's Cloth Store.
Step 2: Spread out your material and then cut accordingly.

Step 4: Leave the corners to do last. You will need to trim the excess material off the corners.
Step 5: Gather the material and pull tight. You will have some gathering, but that will be expected. Complete each of the four corners.
This is a finished corner. The decorative trim will cover your staples and any excess below the staple.

This is a picture of the decorative trim. This was sold  in 4 yard rolls.
  I love this stool in my living room.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Weddings, Proms, Dancewear & Mary Jo's Cloth...

Haute Couture? Have you been watching Project Runway? Do you swoon when you see the creative finished "Challenge" pieces? We sure do. Yes, these creative folks have alot of talent and drive and the New York Garment/Fabric District at their disposal. Guess what? At Mary Jo's we have much of the same fabric choices as the top designers, amateur and professional. If you log onto and click on "Bridal, Formal, Fabrics and Fashion" you will see what we are sayin'. Seriously amazing selection. Brocades, Satin backed Shantungs, Oriental Brocades, Lace Trim, Silk Duponi, Organza, Taffeta, Netting and many more types of upscale, beautiful Fabrics and Lace Trims to choose from. Our Bridal department can help you with choices for all of your formal-wear needs. 

If you want to try your hand at making your own Wedding, Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride or Prom Dresses, Mary Jo's can really be your one stop shop! Are you or someone you know about to stitch up a dress for a Ballerina or a whole company of dancers? We have bolts of Netting, Lycra and stretchy Velevt to create the most beautifill Tu-Tu and outfit you will ever lay eyes on. If you cannot find what you are looking for online, Click here, to ask Mary Jo. Leave a note telling us what you are looking for and the quantity, we will get back to you directly.



Sewing Center News: We had a lovely turnout for first "Sewing 101, Beginning Sewing"  Class. This workshop was well attended and everyone had a great time. The next Class will be held on Saturday May 25th, 1-4pm. These classes are free! Yep you read this correctly. All we ask is that you pre-register, as we have limited class sizes. We want to make sure that all students get the attention they deserve.
Once you do register, make sure you put it on your calendar, we will save you a spot!
We are also offering FREE Beginning Quilting Classes: Thursday  May 23rd, 1-4 and
Saturday May 25th 9am-12pm. Email our Sewing Center today, to reserve a spot.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's DAY and Our New Sewing Center...

Holy smokes this year is sure flying by. Indeed. Mothers Day is this Sunday. Yikes. What do you have for your Momma's Gift? If your Mom is of the sewing persuasion you may want to consider, popping onto, pronto! We can make it super easy. Our most popular items this week at Mary Jo's Cloth Store is a GIFTCARD! True. We offer them in any amount and they never go out of style. We also have beautiful fabrics online, also perfect gifts. Did you know that we  are offering a 5% discount on our online orders over $100.00, and shipping is still $7.99 no matter how much you purchase! Good deals.
Here is another thought, if your Mom does not sew and she would like to learn, we are taking reservations for classes, NOW! We are kicking off the Sewing Classes with Beginning Sewing on Monday May 13th, 3.30-6pm! This class is filled up, but no worries we have added another class on Saturday May 25th, 1-4pm. These classes are free! Yep you read this correctly. All we ask is that you pre-register, as we have limited class sizes. We want to make sure that all students get the attention they deserve.
We are also offering FREE Beginning Quilting Classes: Thursday  May 23rd, 1-4 and
Saturday May 25th 9am-12pm. Email our Sewing Center today, to reserve a spot.

Our Sewing Center will be officially opened on May 20th! Whew, we have worked hard towards this day. The Sewing Center is filled to the brim with Baby Lock Sewing Machines. One of the premier Sewing Machines in the Sewing community today. If you want to read all of the amazing Baby Lock Stories, log onto the Baby Lock Facebook page. It is impressive what this machine will do. It won't make you dinner, but we think it will make you very happy! We are also carrying Rowenta Irons, German made of course and we now have a lovely collection of Sewing Cabinets. Yes we do. So make Mary Jo's Cloth Store a destination in the next month or so, to see what we have going on. You will NOT be disappointed and that is an easy promise to keep!
To all of you Mom's out there, Happy, Happy Mother's day.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Crafty Mary Jo's & Special Shipping...

Are you a Crafter or a Scrapbooker? Whether you create wonderful items to sell on Etsy or make them for yourself and friends, we have what you need at unbeatable prices.
Pillows (embellished and plain) Dolls, Book Covers, Tote Bags, Zipper Pouches, Computer and Gadget covers or Vests?
Mary Jo's can be your "One Stop" Crafting headquarters. We have an entire department devoted to Trims. Sequins, Tassels, Buttons, Ribbons and much more. Remember, we have 32,000 sq ft, devoted to Cloth and Trims, for your sewing and Crafting pleasure! Later this month we will also be launching our newest edition, "A Sewing Center" with Sewing Machines, Sewing Cabinets and Sewing Classes. Many of our Beginner Sewing and Quilting Classes will be offered at NO charge! Yay.

We have been working really hard on expanding our Paisley and Ikat collections. These prints seem to be flying off the shelf! We also have yards and yards of SALE Fabric available online. We are posting on our website nearly everyday. The selection changes over rather quickly, so if you see something you would like to use, do not wait, especially in the SALE section on our website, it does not last for long.

If you are shopping online at, we have a shipping special. We are offering this deal for all of our online orders at a $7.99 flat rate. NO matter how large your order, your shipping price will be $7.99. The more you order, the better the deal. We have a vast selection of Fabrics and Trims on our website. Remember if you have questions, click and "ASK" Mary Jo. We will get back to you directly!

We are very interested in what you are selling online with fabric purchased at Mary Jo's. Send us the
web address of your Etsy Store and a few lines telling us what you do. We will pick the top entries and they will be part of an upcoming, Blog Article, "Mary Jo's and Etsy"!
So take the time and Email us TODAY!