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Thread: Marshalls Dry Goods Batesville, Ar

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    Marshalls Dry Goods Batesville, Ar

    Leaving for a short quilt fabric shopping trip to Marshall's Dry Goods and Paducah, Ky in a few weeks. I have saved my pennies and plan on buying a rather large stash. I plan on retiring in 8 years and I know finances will be tighter then than now, so preparing my hobbies for the future. How many HOURS should I plan on spending at each store - Marshall's Dry Goods, Hancock's of Paducah and Quilt In A Day in Paducah? We plan on arriving at Marshalls around 1 PM on my first day. I think they close at 5 PM. I'm also hoping to find some Accuquilt accessories at a good price.

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    I have not been to any of them, yet. I sure hope you have a great time!
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    Quilt in a Day---not a very big store at all---2 hours????. Hancocks---HUGE and with a great back room full of bargains---I would figure 4 hours for that one.

    Never been to Marshalls but it looks really BIG.

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    I did the same thing when I knew I would have to retire. ( didn't want to, but my hubby has Alzheimer's) Boy! Am I glad I stocked up. This year has been "quilt-busy" Buy all you can carry and afford!

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    been to hannocks and you will be amazed at wghat they have have fun!!!!!
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    It's been a while so if they hadn't changed, everyone's right. Quilt in a Day is a small store - check out their bargain room. Hancocks might have what you want for the acuquilt - don't have one but they have a HUGE area for that kind of stuff. Their flat fold tables are awesome! It will take hours to go through that store.

    Marshall Dry Goods has great prices. See anything you like - buy extra because that fabric might not be there next time. I got a managers special on 6 yards of fabric for only $1.67 a yard! There was not a thing wrong with that fabric - the clerk told me he just does that. Found lots of nice fabric for anywhere from $2 a yard (cotton fabrics) to $4 a yard for batiks. It's been 3 years since I went by there so things could change. 4 hours should be sufficient for you to shop at Marshalls.

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    I have been to all three. QIAD downtown Paducah is small but lots to see and super friendly. Hancock's of Paducah is huge with every fabric known to quilter there. Marshall's is my favorite place to shop. I go there about every six weeks or so. I over buy because I know what the price of the fabric is selling at the quilt shops and it's hard not to buy. Once you see the fabric at Marshalls, you will feel comfortable buying it online. Ask to be put on the email list. Only the front of the store you can have yardage cut from bolts, the back you have to buy whole bolts. A sales rep will have to write up the ticket for the whole bolts. I deal with Sharon but all of them are super nice. Look in every nook and cranny at Marshall's I have been many times and many items I didn't see the first few times I went. Caryl Beyer Fallert has a shop and open studio in Paducah and don't forget the Quilt Museum and several quilt shops downtown. I would plan on two days at Paducah.
    Got fabric?

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    I did the same thing about a year before I retired. Bought the sewing machine of my dreams, and tons of fabric and lots of kits. Have never been sorry!!!

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    I have not been to Marshalls but DD lives in Paducah and we go to QIAD and Hancock's of Paducah (not to be confused with Hancock's) every time that we go to visit her. QIAD will have modestly priced fabrics - Hancocks might have some red stickers on the top of the bolts which means that they are on sale - but for the most part, very expensive store. But, many have cried when they walk in there - so says the management. My DD is a newspaper reporter and has interviewed the Hancock's for articles for the newspaper during Quilt Week.
    Nikki in MO

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    I haven't been to any of them. Might want to take a "must buy" list to keep handy before you get ga-ga and sidetracked

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