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Thread: Went to the new Hobby Lobby in Manchester, NH yesterday

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    Really nice store! Seems like a cross between Home Goods, Michaels, and Ben Franklin Crafts. It's a great setup, colorful and bright.

    They had quite a bit of fabric too. Nice, nice fabric, around $7 a yard but 30% off. Pretty home dec fab as well, some $20 yd but also 30% off. A ton of yarn, scrapbooking and painting things too.

    That is the first one near me and I am impressed. There are a lot of empty spaces so I think they are still receiving goods.

    Just wanted to share. :)

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    Hi. I'm in Nottingham, and was thinking of taking a drive out there tomorrow. Thanks for the review...now I'm excited!! Although it is going to be hard to beat the sales at Ben Franklin's fabric dept in Raymond.

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    I pass by hobby lobby everyday on my way home from work and have to stop, to purchase fabric, crafts or just to see what's new.

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    You won't be disappointed in shopping at Hobby Lobby! We have had one for about 6 years and I love it!! Look on their website for store coupons. Many times they have a 40% off any item, regular price. Our store will let you take the 40% off fabric instead of the 30%.

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    Kathios - Bens is having sales? This weekend? Not just the color of the month? hmm...I must have missed the sign.

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    Do not forget that Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday

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    I guess out of curiosity I may just have to cruise down the Man. to check it out.

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    sewcrafty - don't go today...they are closed on Sundays!

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    ME TOO. I was there around 3pm. and had the same impressions. My DHand DD waited in the car they were tired? of shopping at Kittery Me outlets and Best buy and Babies are us in Manchester. Finding Hobby Lobby was a great surprise and unexpected. Raymond was one of the towns we looked at for a smaller home, but setteled more southwest. Definnately worth another trip...
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    Really nice store! Seems like a cross between Home Goods, Michaels, and Ben Franklin Crafts. It's a great setup, colorful and bright.

    They had quite a bit of fabric too. Nice, nice fabric, around $7 a yard but 30% off. Pretty home dec fab as well, some $20 yd but also 30% off. A ton of yarn, scrapbooking and painting things too.

    That is the first one near me and I am impressed. There are a lot of empty spaces so I think they are still receiving goods.

    Just wanted to share. :)

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    Jacqui - we may have been there at the same time! I got there around 4!

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    I thought there was a more friendly feel at the store. lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    Jacqui - we may have been there at the same time! I got there around 4!

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    I love Hobby Lobby! We have sev here & their Corp offc is here. It is a Christian based business and have respect for their employees. They also own Mardel Christian Bookstore. They seel CD's, Teaching supplies for Churches, books on all subjects as well as fiction, Bibles, gifts and just a cool store! They close at 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Which is wonderful for their employees. After ea holiday, they do markdown their items quite a lot. I love shopping for Christmas stuff after Christmas & have gotten some great buys. lol

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    I went to one for the first time yesterday while waiting for them to service my car. I was specifically looking for a curved needle to do basting (they only had the really thick ones) but I did check out the fabrics. I couldn't believe the prices!! Some were a little below LQS prices, but a lot were a LOT below LQS prices. Never heard of any of the manufacturers though. Quality felt OK on the few that I fingered. Did not buy anything!!

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    We are getting one here in the middle of Florida soon, if the construction signs are to be believed. Can hardly wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by great aunt jacqui
    I thought there was a more friendly feel at the store. lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    Jacqui - we may have been there at the same time! I got there around 4!
    :-) :-) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    Kathios - Bens is having sales? This weekend? Not just the color of the month? hmm...I must have missed the sign.
    I haven't been by this weekend. They usually have tables of markdowns. I have not seen an ad for their truckload sale yet, and that is the best sale ever! I'm hoping there will be one soon.

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    I came near there today going from Maine to Western Ma. I wish we had something other than Jo Anns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathios
    Hi. I'm in Nottingham, and was thinking of taking a drive out there tomorrow. Thanks for the review...now I'm excited!! Although it is going to be hard to beat the sales at Ben Franklin's fabric dept in Raymond.
    I miss our Ben Franklin, had some good mtl. and prices. None in our area any more....Green Bay WI area

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    Hobby Lobby is a great store. I used to shop at one in CO Springs, and then the new one in Meridian, ID. Now I'm in Raleigh, NC, and there isn't one out here. There is one in Charlotte, so next time we go down there, I'll have to make sure it's not a Sunday. When we used to exchange XMAS themed gifts with family, I'd buy them after XMAS and store until gift-giving time the following year. Great bargains.

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    I have been a couple of time to Hobby Lobby as it is down the road from me. I love the store and so beautifully laid out. Sat. when I was there I found that they sell stained glass sheets that really surprised me as I have never seen that in any other stores. I think they are going to do very well. Not much advertising has been done so word of mouth is the thing.

    Happy 4th of July to everyone.

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    The folks in NH are lucky to have Hobby Lobby! Here in SE Mass we have one Joann's that has awful fabrics, and not even quilting cottons, no quilt/fabric shops,and a Michaels that has no quilting or fabrics. I just mail order fabrics, notions, and yarns. I am tired of driving around and being disappointed. If you have a quilt shop in your area, you are blessed!

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    Manchester NH is just a quick trip up on 93, exit 1. Right across from the mall of NH.. I moved up to NH 3 years ago from MA And manchester was an hours drive from the south shore. But now I have to go across the state and it took us 2 hours. go figure.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne
    The folks in NH are lucky to have Hobby Lobby! Here in SE Mass we have one Joann's that has awful fabrics, and not even quilting cottons, no quilt/fabric shops,and a Michaels that has no quilting or fabrics. I just mail order fabrics, notions, and yarns. I am tired of driving around and being disappointed. If you have a quilt shop in your area, you are blessed!

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    We have one it has been here for about 10 years. I would go to there web site and sign up for there email http://www.hobbylobby.com/ . I just love ours. I am in there all the time. They are closed on Sundays.

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    Hobby LObby has a lot of sales. Never pay full price for anything there. Things usually go on sale every few weeks. You can often get a coupon on line or here there is a coupon in the Sunday paper every other week for things not on sale that week. Here the coupon is usually in the Living section of the paper. Yes lots of nice fabric.

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    I love Hobby Lobby..always something on sale so you never have to pay full price. They have 40% coupons very often for full price items..it is hard to find something for which I can use it. I usually end up buying a quilt book for 40% off! Great store and lots of fun stuff!

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