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#TransformationTuesday: The Jump from Napkinsonline to Fabric Textile Products, Inc.

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I am obsessed with social media. I love sharing my pictures on Instagram, keeping friends up to date with my Facebook status daily, and tweeting about whatever comes to my mind. Come on, though. What 23 year old isn’t?! My day always begins the same. Turn off the alarm, get my glasses on quickly so I can find my way out of bed without falling, and swipe right to unlock my iPhone. A wave of emails, statuses, photos, tweets, and whatnot floods my brain for a few moments before I start my morning routine. While scrolling along this morning, I noticed the daily hashtag on almost every post I saw- #transformationtuesday. A light went off and the idea for today’s post came about!

“Transformation Tuesday”.

“Yes.”

“That’s it. I got it!”

Fabric Textile Products, Inc. is the place I call home Monday through Friday. I assist with shipping orders, taking care of our customers, managing social media accounts, shopping for new products, sourcing new vendors, and whatever else may come my way, but things weren’t always this way. Believe it or not, up until 2 years ago this company was a just a 1 woman operation.

Flashback to 2007.

We began selling hemstitch napkins as Napkinsonline on the internet. Our products were well-liked and in high-demand by both commercial and home buyers, so we began to offer matching table linens. After a few successful years, we started selling leftover fabric scraps given to us by our sister company, Something Different Linen, Inc. and business really began to boom! From there on out, we sourced our own products and sought out the help of various vendors. Before we knew it, we had outgrown the little space we once occupied and needed more hands on deck.

Flash forward to 2013.

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I joined the Fabric Textile Products, Inc. team fresh out of college as an assistant. The job had become too much for just 1 person and we were planning a move. By this time our product catalog included not only hemstitch table linens and fabrics, but also a wide array of textiles for the home. The keyword here is growth. We officially dropped the name Napkinsonline and became Fabric Textile Products, Inc. – a subsidiary of Something Different Linen, Inc. We launched a fresh website, left our small crammed space and settled quickly into a new larger location on the other end of town. And here we are now!

In just 2 years Fabric Textile Products, Inc. has transformed from a small internet operation into a full-fledged supplier of fabric and textile goods for all. Our inventory grows daily, our customer base reaches farther locations, and our name is recognized by so many. The only place to go from here is up!

Warmest Regards Always,

Joanna

Photograph disclaimer: Please note photos credited to Fabric Textile Products, Inc. belong to myself and our company. All others images belong to the owners/businesses that have been credited and/or directly linked. I do not own those images. They belong to their rightful owners. Thank you.

We’re getting our Shamrock Shake on!

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Yes, I said it. We are getting our shamrock shake on. It just rolls off the tongue.

Happy March everyone! One of my favorite holidays is just around the corner. What holiday you may ask? St. Patrick’s Day that is! You may also be wondering why I enjoy it so much. Am I Irish? Italian. Do I like the color green? Not a fan. Do I enjoy eating meet & potatoes served with a perfectly chilled beer? Absolutely! Who doesn’t?! I can go on and on about why I love the day so much, but I don’t want to bore you all to death talking about myself. Whether you choose to celebrate St. Patty’s Day or not is all your own. Here at Fabric Textile Products, Inc. we are firm believers in the idea that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and we are here to help with your holiday party planning! We are also HUGE fans of the delicious minty-fresh treat that McDonald’s rolls out for just a brief time every year… the legendary Shamrock Shake. Get your green sweaters and bagpipes ready! We’re having a party!

It’s all about the green. Green clothing. Green decorations. Green drinks. Green rivers (If you live in the windy city, that is). Green everything. Instead of going overboard on the festive color this year, why not try a fun pop of color on your dinner table? Instead of bringing out Grandma’s favorite green tablecloth, napkins, and plates this year, try something a bit more subtle. I like the idea of a bold napkin on a traditional white plate. The good people at Better Homes and Gardens featured a how-to video on the four leaf clover napkin fold in 2010. I thought this was perfect!

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How adorable is the clover fold?! I absolutely love it. Click on the photo above to watch the full DIY tutorial video. I would show you myself, but I would probably embarrass myself. You could try this napkin with any one of our beautiful Milliken Signature Dinner Napkins. I suggest Fern or Clover, but you could also use Hunter or Forest too.

If origami or folding intimidates you, a simple alternative works just as well. Try one of these other options for a fun touch of green!

 

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Hemstitch Dinner Napkins in Fern, Artichoke, & Peapod

DSCN1554Milliken Bistro Stripe Napkins in Sage & Kelly Green

If you are feeling crafty and would like to make your own, we have a great selection of cotton prints by Quilting Treasures in stock as well!  All items mentioned can be purchased directly from our shop. Hopefully you have gotten some ideas for your holiday table and are feeling lucky!

Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I know I will!

Slainte!

Joanna

Fabric Textile Products, Inc.

Photograph disclaimer: Please note photos credited to Fabric Textile Products, Inc. belong to myself and our company. All others images belong to the owners/businesses that have been credited and/or directly linked. I do not own those images. They belong to their rightful owners. Thank you.

Happy Holidays from Fabric Textile Products!

Santa Claus is coming to town!
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 Season’s greetings! With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the office holiday parties, stocking stuffers for the kids, countless hours of wrapping left to do, which ugly sweater to pull out of the closet this year, and finalizing the grocery list for the dinner menu. We here at Fabric Textile Products, Inc. like to include one more thing to our holiday prep checklist – holiday decorating. Of course there’s the multi-colored lights on the roof, a giant inflatable Santa Claus front and center for the neighborhood to see, fake snow galore, and a personalized stocking for every member of the family (pets included) hung on the mantle for all to see. What about the table? Shouldn’t the table be decorated for the big day too? Of course! That’s where we come in to help! Check out our simple, yet festive table setting ideas below.
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Try adding sweet treats or a string of lights for a little fun! We used red and white peppermint candies (a holiday staple) and a string of white Christmas lights meant for indoor use to brighten, but not over crowd our table. We also added a simple reindeer vinyl placemat to appeal to the kids. This is great for breakfast with the kids! Pair it with our red cotton hemstitch dinner napkins and forest green Milliken polyester tablecloth and voila! Simple, festive, and quick.

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Looking for something a little different from the norm? Try a new napkin fold, such as the classic bow tie, seen here. Add ribbon, lace, or a strip of your favorite holiday fabric for a fun twist. Your guests will be think it took you hours to put together each individual setting, but in actuality it only took a few minutes and a little creativity. Milliken signature napkins work best for folding and can be pressed with an iron to keep the folds creased and crisp! We added a Christmas plaid to the center to match the tablecloth and centerpiece. Want to learn how to make this bow tie? Click here to view the quick tutorial!
Feeling inspired? Want to create a table scape of your own? Browse our collections of affordable napkins, table runners, and tablecloths at Fabric Textile Products, Inc.. We have beautiful cotton hemstitch napkins, Milliken signature polyester table linens, and our very own Loom State Pure Linen collection. There’s a color to match any table and quality products to fit every budget.
We wish you all a happy holiday season and very Merry Christmas!
Just a friendly reminder to all of our customers…
 
Please make note of the last days to guarantee delivery by December 24th! Be mindful when choosing your shipping service at checkout. We only ship Monday through Friday. All orders placed before 1:00 pm EST will be shipped same day. All others will be shipped the next business day.

USPS Priority Mail – Friday 12/19

FedEx Ground & Home Delivery – Wednesday 12/17

FedEx 2 Day – Monday 12/22

FedEx Overnight – Tuesday 12/23

As always, FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100!!! No code needed!
Photograph disclaimer: Please note photos credited to Fabric Textile Products, Inc. belong to myself and our company. All others images belong to the owners/businesses that have been credited and/or directly linked. I do not own those images. They belong to their rightful owners. Thank you.

Hanukkah is right around the corner!

Hanukkah officially begins on December 16th at sundown.

The Festival of Lights is almost here, and what better way to celebrate with family and friends than to brighten up your holiday table! Of course, you can find festive table goods and decorations at your local party store, but we think classic table linens are best for the occasion. Our large inventory of table linens provides you with many options. We have cotton, linen, and polyester goods in a wonderful array of colors. We suggest blues with a neutral accent for a classic look or blues with a nice pop of gold for a fun twist! Want to be really creative? Add foil-wrapped chocolate coins for the kids! They are a great table accent and a sweet treat!

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**Navy Signature table runner, Royal Signature napkins, Gray hemstitch cocktail napkins, Navy hemstitch cocktail napkins, Royal hemstitch dinner napkins, Royal Signature tablecloth, Blue Bistro Stripe napkins, Gray Signature napkins**

Need inspiration? Better Homes & Gardens did a fabulous feature on Hanukkah table setting ideas! They have some really creative and simple ideas that would work well with our linens! That article can be found here. We have our Christmas table setting ideas coming soon! The holiday season is in full swing and we have something for everyone! It’s almost time to bring out the red and green!

As always, FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100!!! No code needed!

Photograph disclaimer: Please note photos credited to Fabric Textile Products, Inc. belong to myself and our company. All others images belong to the owners/businesses that have been credited and/or directly linked. I do not own those images. They belong to their rightful owners. Thank you.

It’s time to give thanks!

It’s time to give thanks!

We have a wide array of napkins and cotton prints that are perfect for your Thanksgiving tables. With the holiday coming up fast, we wanted to highlight some of our suggestions and showcase some of our prints as well.

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*Antique gold Milliken signature tablecloth & Burgundy Milliken signature napkins*
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*Antique gold Milliken signature tablecloth & Artichoke hemstitch dinner napkins*
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*Brown, Paprika, Artichoke and Antique hemstitch dinner napkins*
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*Chocolate Milliken signature napkins*

In our hemstitch napkins, we have the following available colors that are perfect for your holiday table settings: antique, brown, artichoke, paprika, and burgundy.

In our tablecloths, napkins, and table runners, we have the following available colors for your holiday table settings: antique gold, chocolate, and burgundy signature.

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As always, FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100!!! No code needed!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are coming soon! Remember to keep following us on social media: FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

​ALL CUSTOMERS please make note of the last days for guaranteed November 26th delivery. Choose shipping services accordingly. **Orders must be placed by 2pm EST** Thank you!

USPS Priority Mail                    Friday Nov. 21st

FedEx Home Delivery              Tuesday Nov. 18th

FedEx Ground                          Wednesday Nov. 19th

FedEx Second Day (2 Day)      Tuesday Nov. 24th

FedEx Overnight (1 Day)         Wednesday Nov. 25th

Photograph disclaimer: Please note photos credited to Fabric Textile Products, Inc. belong to myself and our company. All others images belong to the owners/businesses that have been credited and/or directly linked. I do not own those images. They belong to their rightful owners. Thank you.

Trick or Treat!!

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Black signature table cloth and paprika hemstitch napkins
Halloween is right around the corner and it’s the perfect opportunity for us to highlight some of the linens we carry for your spooky parties! We have a wide range of colors, but we wanted to point out some particularly festive colors for the upcoming holiday. Our purple, paprika, lime, fresh mango and black hemstitch napkins are perfect for your table settings. We have purple, black and pumpkin signature napkins, table runners and tablecloths as well.
Black signature table cloth and purple signature napkin
Black signature table cloth and purple signature napkin
We are also carrying plenty of Fall cotton prints, as mentioned in our previous newsletter. We have something for any event you want to plan this season, whether it’s a casual gathering or a formal occasion. Additionally, our October NFL promotion will be ending on Halloween (10/31) so make sure to order your NFL cotton prints using the code SHIPNFL14 to receive free standard shipping on your NFL orders. **ONLY ONE COUPON CODE PER ORDER – LIMITED QUANTITIES**
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Paprika, lime and purple hemstitch napkins
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As always, FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100!!! No code needed!
Photograph disclaimer: Please note photos credited to Fabric Textile Products, Inc. belong to myself and our company. All others images belong to the owners/businesses that have been credited and/or directly linked. I do not own those images. They belong to their rightful owners. Thank you.

Happy October!

table linens collage copyHappy October!

We hope you are all well into enjoying the Fall activities that this season brings. We want to take the opportunity to highlight some of the coupon codes and promotions that we have going on for the month of October, as well as some of the major items that we are offering.

We have a wide array of NFL prints that we are promoting all month long. From October 1-October 31st, use the code SHIPNFL14 at Fabric Textile Products store to receive free standard shipping on all NFL prints. **ONLY ONE COUPON CODE PER ORDER** We have plenty of prints for all your game day needs! Also, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have ribbon prints and Loralie Designs “On the Mend” line/collection.

Make sure to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for exclusive discount coupon codes! And stop by our Instagram page for more fun updates.

As always, FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100!!! No code needed!

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Photograph disclaimer: Please note photos credited to Fabric Textile Products, Inc. belong to myself and our company. All others images belong to the owners/businesses that have been credited and/or directly linked. I do not own those images. They belong to their rightful owners. Thank you.

The holidays are almost here!

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Now is the perfect time to get your table ready for get-togethers this holiday season. Whether it’s a Fall gathering, Thanksgiving, or another event, our hemstitch napkins are the perfect addition! Show off your design skills by wowing your guests with our napkins. They are perfect for cocktail or dinner parties, and can be used year round!

These napkins were inspired by the early methods of hand weaving cotton textiles in India. They are rustic yet refined, simple yet sophisticated. The durable lightweight cotton will soften up in multiple washes. Continue reading The holidays are almost here!