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Thread: Hancocks in Paducah

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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    My DH just took me to Hancocks. WOW!!! All I could do for the first half hour was walk around and LOOK. Never saw so much absolutely gorgeous material. We only went to LOOK but came out with a new pattern and all material except the backing. The ladies there were VERY helpful in helping me (I bought fat quarters as suggested by the pattern) in finding material for the borders. If you get a chance to go--just run and don't stop until you get there.

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    I wanna go, I wanna go! I keep telling DH that we need a vacation in Kentucky, but he's not biting. Someday I'm going to get there if I have to walk!! But I am happy for you. Congrats!!

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    I will flying out to see my son soon in Tenn. Guess what airport I land in?? Paducah! How great is that. I think I will take transportation there and then go to my son's...what do you think???

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddysmom
    We only went to LOOK but came out with a new pattern and all material except the backing.
    That's funny. I went into my LQS today to buy a roll of thread - same story. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by teddysmom
    We only went to LOOK but came out with a new pattern and all material except the backing.
    That's funny. I went into my LQS today to buy a roll of thread - same story. lol


    Famous last words "I just need a spool of thread"!!!!

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    That usually gets me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    I will flying out to see my son soon in Tenn. Guess what airport I land in?? Paducah! How great is that. I think I will take transportation there and then go to my son's...what do you think???
    A couple of years ago, when I flew to Phoenix to see my folks.. I went to three quilt shops BEFORE heading to my folks house. I had to buy a new suitcase to take all my purchases home!

    So I say Fabric first! :lol:

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    I always seem to need one thing and come out of the store with a bag full.

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    I was in Paducah last month! Went in to look and this is what I came out with! So much fun! Can't wait to go again!
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    What is sad is that I live 45 minutes from Paducah and go there 4 or 5 times a year but I have never been in Hancock's. I have got to make a special trip one of these days and check them out,

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    I went there this past summer, was so overwhelmed i left and didn't buy anything...LOL.

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    You that have been there in person are so fortunate!!
    I have only ordered from them online. I get their catalogs and just drool.


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    I went there in July, I have bought from them online and was excited to get to shop in person. The store is huge, the prices are Quilt shop prices. I look at the sale page online all the time and just assumed those prices are good in the store, they are not. I did get some Moda scrap bags, you have to ask for them as they were in the back, an employee had to take you back there. I also got some cuts from the scrap bins. I got some Sulky Totally Stable that must have been old, packaging different, that does not adhere when ironed. I don't want to sound like a sourpuss but I was disappointed. By the way someone I know who goes during the Paducah Quilt Show told me that they have lots of discounted fabrics during the show. I also went to Eleanor Burns shop while there and really liked her shop. Bought lots and signed up for emails for sales.

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    Where is the Eleanor Burns shop in Paducah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddysmom
    Where is the Eleanor Burns shop in Paducah?
    It is downtown. Only a few blocks from the quilt museum.

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    I have been there three times but always during the quilt show. And yes, they have bins of fabric in the back (just during the show I think) with discounted prices. Came home with a suitcase full of fabric each time. Love it.

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    I've been to hancock's in paducah. My husband drove me there when I was fairly new to quilting, ten years ago. I wandered and picked and chose and tried to make Smart decisions but it was hard to keep my logical self at the ready. My sweetie busied himself with I don't know what. (nor did I care. lol...) After a bit, I realized he was standing next to me. "Hi!" said I. He just smiled and said, "Do you realize we've been in here for four hours?"

    Fours Hours??? no. I did not. I was clueless. I felt Drunk. So I let him guide me to the check-out. I had bags of things, even though I felt I was doing my very best to control my urges. We drove home and I believe I had to go to bed. hahaha...

    Perhaps an experienced quilter would have been less shocked, less dazzled by what she saw. But as a newbie who needed Everything and who was so unaware of all that was available... my senses were bombarded. The quilty fairies took charge of my brain. And my credit card!

    It was a Grand Day.

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    I love buying from them online with their sale items. Always had great experiences with them. Also went there during the "big sale" they have while at the Paducah Quilt Festival. If I remember correctly, everything was $3.00 per yard! It was crazy, tho, thousands of quilters there!!! But we had fun and dropped $1000 between 2 of us. And that was just at Hancock's!!! The other stores in town were an entirely different story! What a great time and I highly recommend it!

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    My daughters and I went on a road trip last summer. The subject of the trip was Biltmore Estate so we drove there first. Then we meandered our way west. Hancock's of Paducah was definitely on the list once I knew we would be within driving distance. My daughters dropped me off at Hancock's when they opened, picked me up for lunch and we all went back after lunch. We did leave before they closed. :) It's a great store with so many choices of fabrics and fabric lines. We did wander through their warehouse. I don't know if we were supposed to but I just had to go back there. Overload for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by teddysmom
    We only went to LOOK but came out with a new pattern and all material except the backing.
    That's funny. I went into my LQS today to buy a roll of thread - same story. lol
    Kind of like going to the grocery store "just" to pick up some milk, eh?

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    Be sure to pack you suitcase inside a larger one so you have enough room for the purchases you will take home.....lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    I will flying out to see my son soon in Tenn. Guess what airport I land in?? Paducah! How great is that. I think I will take transportation there and then go to my son's...what do you think???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    What is sad is that I live 45 minutes from Paducah and go there 4 or 5 times a year but I have never been in Hancock's. I have got to make a special trip one of these days and check them out,
    You are kidding. If I lived that close to Hancock's I would be there at least once a week. I live in Tennessee and have been there 3 times. I am like the person that started this thread, the first time I went there I was just so over whelmed, I almost walked out with nothing. I love that store. :thumbup:

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    Hancocks in Paducah is THE place to shop for fabric. I have been to the show 7 times and my daughter 12 times and we never miss going to Hancocks. I don't think anyone could go in there and not find something they can use or want. During the show they have help everywhere, schools close and the teens work in it, as well as their mothers. The selection of fabric is well marked and available and reasonably priced. If you have never gone to the quilt show in Paducah, you don't know what you are missing. Try it, you'll like it and they have everything.

    Carol J.

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    I went a couple of years ago as my sister lives in Kentucky and I talked her into driving over with me. Wow what a store. Arranged very nicely. Hit the bargin bin/cuts first and then the rest of the store. Thank goodness I had something in mind or it would have been sensory overload. Had a little shopping cart overflowing by the time I got to the cutting station. Haven't used all the fabric yet but hope to get back there soon as my stash is a bit lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntryquilter
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    What is sad is that I live 45 minutes from Paducah and go there 4 or 5 times a year but I have never been in Hancock's. I have got to make a special trip one of these days and check them out,
    You are kidding. If I lived that close to Hancock's I would be there at least once a week. I live in Tennessee and have been there 3 times. I am like the person that started this thread, the first time I went there I was just so over whelmed, I almost walked out with nothing. I love that store. :thumbup:
    LOL! When your on a tight budget you stay way from places like that. :)

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