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Thread: Hancocks of Pudacah

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    Ok ladies am thinking of taking a field trip to Hancocks of Pudacah. I need info please. This is probably about a 4 hour trip for me. Tell me is it worth it? I have heard so much about it being so big and everything. Please help me decide. If not there then where? I live on the Cumberland Plateau about 2 hours east of Nashville. Any suggestions?

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    Go! You should really go. Make a day of it, take some friends. You won't be sorry... Oh, and bring the plastic!

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    Have you ever been to Tennessee Quilts in Jonesboro? Am thinking it's maybe a little bigger. I love going since I only live an hour away. My daughter says it'a my candy store! Have LOTS of Moda, Kaufman batiks,good selection of Civil War, children's fabrics, & 30s reproductions.
    And it's Paducah (puh-DOO-cuh).

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    A definite GO!! I live 20 mnutes from Hancock's and love, love, love it. Really nice ladies who work there who know the fabrics. I would surely spend the night and go back the next day as there will be plenty missed the first time through. Hope it impresses you as much as it does me.

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    Doesn't Eleanor Burns have a store in Paducah Now???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    Doesn't Eleanor Burns have a store in Paducah Now???
    Yes, it is located in Downtown Paducah on 5th Street. I believe it's between Broadway and Jefferson. Nice store. Jeanie is the owner and really sweet. Would be a good stop if you're in Paducah.

    Hancock's is just a whole nuther world. So much there!!

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    Never been to Tennessee Quilts but will have to. I have family there in Greenville so next time I am over there will have to go on down the road to Tennessee Quilts!

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    what is the actual name, is it Eleanor Burns? I will put into my GPS when going there.

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    It is Eleanor Burns. 5th Street is a one-way street and as you approach you will see a HUGE yellow painted quilt on the side of the building that says "Eleanor Burns." Can't miss it.

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    On second thought I believe the E. Burns shop is called "Quilt in
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    I've been to both, along with Iva's and Cherry Pit in Sevierville, and Pappy's in Maryville and Mammaw's in Knoxville.
    Hancock's is the winner if you have plenty of time and money. They're not that expensive, but sure do have lots of fabric for you to love. It's huge! Tennessee Quilts has moved to a new building and it's a nice shop, but not any nicer than the others. There's also a new shop in Kingsport.
    Mammaws has tons of fabric, a little crowded, but she's rearranged it and it was much better the last time I was there.
    Pappy's is great, and 2 miles from me. I love Iva's, Cherry Pit is also great, and they are about a mile or so apart. I shop all of them. Hancock's is on the way to my DD in St. Louis. I have quilty friends in NE TN, and we get together now and then to shop and lunch. The others are about 30 miles away.

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    Definitely go! I got to one time and I have to say it was a bit intimidating with all that lovely fabric. My advice...go with a few projects in mind. I have to have an idea of what I want no matter where I go or I don't buy much. I'm so weird.

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    Wonderful experience - GO! You'll have a fine time. They have a great selection of fabrics.

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    I would have to say NO. I wasn't that impressed, especially since I called ahead before traveling an hour and a half (one way) and was quoted the wrong price on batting. It wasn't what I was willing to pay when I arrived. It turned out they quoted me 1/2 yard prices instead of full yard, which makes no sense because the fabrics are sold by the yard, not half yard. They may have a huge selection, but I didn't see anything I couldn't find somewhere else and cheaper. Guess I'm just too much of a bargain shopper. I won't be back. Just my two cents.

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    I was not really impressed with Hancocks. It was nice but after all the hype I heard, it was a real let down. I wouldn't make it a destination.

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    I do agree with Ronna. Having a project in mind is wise, or the amount of fabric can be overwhelming. If you do have a project in mind there should be no problem in filling the order...but different people prefer different things.
    They also have a huge selection of books and patterns.
    Lots of batiks and lots of Moda...those are my two favorite sections.

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    yes I do have a project in mind. Still collecting material to make my DH a Bargello. It is going to be in Greenes

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that I am getting ready to leave for this Hancocks. Like I said it is about a 4 hour drive one way so I sure hope it is worth it. I also will be stopping at the Eleanor Burns Quilt In A Day store. I am really excited to be doing this.

    Will let everyone know how I found these stores. If it was worth it or not.

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