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    Hobby Lobby

    I noticed today that a Hobby Lobby is coming to North Port, Fl. Has anyone got any comments about them like what they have and how they compare to Joanne's Fabric? Thanks for your comments. Sue

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    When I started going to Hobby Lobby, I was in heaven. They had so many coupons, discounts and %off, that almost every thing was marked down at the check out. Their product is the same, but the discounts are a lot less. Must be the
    times we are having, I still go, and hope they stay in open here, as other stores had to cut back too. I`d bet when the
    store opens it`s door there will be lots of good deals, start making a list now!



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    They don't carry nearly as much fabric as JoAnn Fabrics. But, they have some very nice Hobby Lobby Exclusive fabric that they don't sell in other places. Lots of Seasonal decorating items. Lots of scrapbooking stuff. Beautiful Yarns. Lots of DMC. It's a very nice store. I hope you like it as well.
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    I have a Hobby Lobby here. They carry a few of the same fabrics as Jo'anns. Mostly its a bit higher quality. I have found some very nice fabrics at Hobby Lobby. Look for their sales on Quilting fabrics . They have 30 percent off quite frequently. Mine does not have the amount of quilting fabric as most Jo'anns. But I always seem to leave with a chunk or two .

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    I like their fabric better than Joann's. It's often on sale (30% off), but there's usually a coupon (40% off any one item) and you can show it to the employee writing up your order so that the reg. price is recorded instead of the sale price so you can use the coupon. Go to HobbyLobby.com and click on the "in store specials" link to get it. Usually the coupon is 40% off any one item, but sometimes it rotates with 40% off a specific brand or type of item.

    As the others said, they don't have nearly the quantity of fabric as Joann's. However, I think what they have is better - both in the quality of the fabric and in the colors/prints they offer.

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    We have several Hobby Lobby stores, within driving distance. Some are better stocked, than others. They generally have a good fabric selection and almost always have something on sale.

    If you have a smart phone, you can get the current coupon and just show it to the cashier. Through your search engine (mine is Safari), go to mobile.hobbylobby.com. I just keep the site on my phone; it automatically updates, each week.

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    There's a Hobby Lobby in Fort Myers that is very nice. The gentleman in the fabric department is very helpful.

    Colleen

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    We have Hobby Lobby in Daytona Beach and I shop at one in Salisbury, MD when we're north. The fabric is better than a lot that JoAnn's carries although the selections are limited. The stores are amazing - fabric, crafts, home decor. Take time to look up and down every aisle. I guess it's more modern and not the cutsie craftsy stuff that JoAnn's has, not so much country stuff.
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    I found the Hobby Lobby is way overpriced and the sales aren't as good as Joannes. More crafts than fabrics and a lot of things I really find Tacky...like a dollar store Pier One

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    I enjoy my Hobby Lobby. We just got a JoAnn's which I like too, but find I still go to Hancocks, Hobby Lobby and JoAnns. they each have something to offer. Hobby Lobby fabric has performed well for me.

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    I shop at Hobby Lobby a lot. I got one of their credit cards I use only there. You get 5 pts for every dollar you spends and then they send you $25 gift cards. I get most of my quilting mags there using a 40% off coupon

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    I actually found a coordinating fabric to a preprinted baby block my friend purchased from the LQS.

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    They opened up one where I used to live just before I moved. I only went to it once it seemed like it had alot of stuff but was more like a micheals with fabric added, definitely not as much fabric as joanns. Can't say much cause I've only been once

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    I've been in Hobby Lobby visiting my dd in Kansas, but just checked to discover there is one 65 miles from me in New Hampshire. That seems to be the only one in New England, and it was a surprise to know it's there. Also, we went there for scrapbooking stuff in KS; didn't even know they had fabric.

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    When Hobby Lobby opened in Ft.Wayne,In, 12 yrs. ago, they had a large fabric dept., but over the years, they have been gradually downsizeing it. Haven't shopped there in a while, as it seems I can't find what I need when I do go in there.

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    My nearest Hobby Lobby is a worthwhile 3-hour drive. If you're looking for decorator fabrics, they have a lovely collection. A smaller collection of nice quilting fabrics. But the main reason I go is that their prices for framing can't be beat. With one of their coupons I can get custom matting and framing done for about half the price of Michaels or Joanns.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I think the fabric is wonderful and good quality. They have gone up in price but it almost always is 30% off. Not as much of a selection as a LGS or JoAnns is the only negative.
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    Love Hobby Lobby. We have a 40% off coupon in the Sunday paper and if not, then go to the HL.com as others said. The fabric is almost always 30% off and they won't switch that for the 40% coupon. Too close to the profit margin, I imagine. It's a good place to go to get "psyched" for the next season or holiday.

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    I have shopped Hobby Lobby for about 15 years. They have downscaled their selection of fabric during this time. Several years ago they had a markdown shelf that was phenomenal. Nice fabrics would commonly be $2/yard and sometimes even $1/yard. That practice has been discontinued. I still like their store. Even though the selection isn't very large, I think their buyer does a good job of finding appealing fabrics.

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    Our Hobby Lobby is nice, not as much fabric as Joanns.

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    I find a bit better grade of fabric at Hobby Lobby than at JoAnn's...Some of the fabric is the same as my local quilt shop.
    The coupon runs everyother week in my Sunday paper... love the Kona cotton they have.
    Also, good price on sale on batting.
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    ​I love Hobby Lobby.

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    I like the fact that they have Christian Ideals in their c orporate offices and are closed on Sunday. Theylet their workers worship if they so please. We need more of these stores in the country nowadays.
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    I do not have a local Hobby Lobby. But When I get up to Chattanooga, TN where my son lives, They do. I enjoy going there because it is different compared to Joann's. I like the fabrics, the endless isles of stuff... and the Holiday items.

    I think I need a trip.....

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    I like the quilting fabrics I get at Hobby Lobby, and generally speaking, I think they are of better quality than JoAnn's. They are always marked 30% off, but they will allow you to use your 40% off coupon on them, even though they are on sale. I don't think JoAnn's or Hancocks will let you use a coupon on a sale item. I shop Hobby Lobby for things other than fabric, and am more than satisfied with the quality and price.

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