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    Hobby Lobby

    I apologize if this subject has already been discussed. Has anyone used the fabric (cotton, denim, flannel) from Hobby Lobby? Is the quality okay? I basically use these three fabrics in my sewing and I wanted to know if they are good. Besides making quilts, I also make doll clothes and matching outfits for my granddaughter. The fabrics would have to hold up to frequent laundering. Thanks for your help.

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    I find the fabric at Hobby Lobby is like all the stores. Some is good , some is not. You just have to go and touch it. I used to have a friend who would call and ask if I wanted to go fondle fabrics with her.

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    I do use HL fabric and love the 40% off coupons. The only complaint I have is the fabric never seems to change.

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    I depend upon Hobby Lobby when I want predictable themed fabrics. Mine has a good selection and their clearance items are sometimes a good deal.
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    I love their decorator fabrics!!!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I needed denim backing for a customer tshirt quilt and shopped at HL. They had 3 weights of denim. I ended up buying the middle grade, and it laundered beautifully! Hope this helps.

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    I love our Hobby Lobby...they usually have different fabrics than Joanns ... I love most of it and they do great clearance...

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    Have purchased some fabric and it was really nice!

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    I loved the clearance at my HL in Allen, TX. But, the HL here does not seem to have very good clearance.

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    I really like Hobby Lobby fabric. I feel the fabric and if I like the way it feels, then I buy it. The 40% off coupons are just the icing on the cake.

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    I find the selection of cotton quilting fabrics at HL is fine although the quanity is small. The fabric for clothing is fine also and I have made many clothing items for my GD. Their upholestry fabrics seems to change more frequently and their clearance is best in that fabric department.

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    I was just at my Hobby Lobby , selection is not so great, but found the quality to be acceptable. Not the highest but not the poorest either.

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    I've bought fabric from HL over the years and really like it compared to some of the other places. I also like the 40% off coupon and sales they have.
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    I have always liked the fabrics that Hobby Lobby carries. However, a decision was made at corporate level almost 10 years ago, and most of the stores scaled way back in the fabric department. Unlike Joann's, HL will give you the greater of the discounts -- either the sale price or the 40% coupon (almost always available on-line), whichever is better. You have to present your coupon at the cutting table.

    A big negative for me at HL is that their cash register system is not automated. Each item must be entered, which means longer lines and the potential for more error.

    Dayle

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    We have a nice Hobby Lobby which has a good variety of quilting cotton. I buy a lot of their fabric and it holds up well. When I use a coupon I present it at the register.
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    It's just like any other fabric store. They have good fabric and they have awful fabric. I've been satisfied with everything I've bought from there because I always feel the fabric to be able to tell the quality.

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    I have always brought Kona cotton fabric from HL and is very satisfied with it.

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    Their fabric has always done a great job for me. I wanted to make a table runner for my Pastor and his wife and found a great piece with gold, purple and olive green in 8" squares surrounded by a thin dark brown sashing between them. Each of these squares had a Bible verse in it. I was able to cut these apart and make into a simple 10 minute block with a dark brown center with gold a filagree print in it. It is turning out great and I had never seen the fabric anywhere else. I also support the store because they stand up for what they believe in.

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    That is exactly right, good and bad everywhere. "Fondling the fabric" is the way to go and it's fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    I find the fabric at Hobby Lobby is like all the stores. Some is good , some is not. You just have to go and touch it. I used to have a friend who would call and ask if I wanted to go fondle fabrics with her.

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    I like Hobby Lobby fabric. But yes it does seem to stay the same. What I do like is the one I use to go to cut a Full yard with a little extra for shrinkage. They didn't cut to the "thread" so that when you washed the fabric you were short like some others do.

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    I like Hobby Lobby, I like that they keep some fabrics the same almost all the time and change out their seasonals. And I agree, it's like any other store - some of their fabrics are better than others. I like to go and touch them too! My daughter has asked me if I NEED to touch every fabric, I say "of course!"
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    They quite often have Northcott fabric which feels and looks great. Another thing I like about HL is that some fabrics they can re-order if you want more of it. They also carry a lot bigger selection of blender fabrics than the Hancocks that we have in town. But my favorite place to shop is my LQS...I just wish it was bigger and had more of a selection.
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    Years ago when making garments for the growing girls; I would shop Hobby Lobby, Hancock's, Cloth World (when it was around), Denver Fabrics for the best cheapest priced fabric. Throughout the washings seemed like all 6 would hold up with the grind of kids and washing. Now that I do garments for the grands: I still shop at Hobby Lobby, Hancock's, Jo-Ann's, Denver Fabrics for the best cheapest priced fabrics and online (even tho I am not crazy about online with cards) Fabrics.com, CT.
    When the local LQS was going out of business; I bought many fabrics I would never buy at retail for 70 % off and put them in my stash and they wash beautifully as I used some in the quilts for the grands for Christmas.
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    I have bought lots of fabric from Hobby Lobby and it is very good quality. I only buy their 100% cotton fabrics. I buy fabric anywhere that is not too expensive. I only go by the feel or past experience.
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    I have bought a lot from them and have loved it all. The one I shop at has added quite a bit more and it is beautiful.

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