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Thread: Hobby Lobby vs Joann

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    I live in a fairly large town in Southern California (100,000+) and have only a very large Joann. Our Walmart just got fabric back into the store, but is limited, but better than nothing. Just heard the other day, while shopping at Joann, that Hobby Lobby was opening in my town....I have never been in one, or shopped in one. Can you tell me what to expect....

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    They have more crafts than fabric but they usually have a nice selection...I truly love hobby lobby because they do a 40% off cupon every other week on one item I have used it to buy all kinds of large items....

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    I love Hobby Lobby! But, as said before, they don't have as much fabric as Joann's. They have really great decorator items and craft items, though. Even my husband likes to go-can't say the same for Joann's. And the coupon is terrific!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frauhahn
    I love Hobby Lobby! But, as said before, they don't have as much fabric as Joann's. They have really great decorator items and craft items, though. Even my husband likes to go-can't say the same for Joann's. And the coupon is terrific!!
    My hubby loves to go to HL! He won't go to a JoAnn's though.

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    Hobby Lobby has a smaller slection but a good one. Great coupons. I like it better that Joann's.

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    Hobby Lobby has everything.

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    Hobby Lobby is great for "all around" home decor shopping. Plus, depending on the size of the store they have a great needlecraft and fabric section.

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    OMG!!!! I have been to Hobby Lobby in Colorado and Florida. Love Hobby Lobby, not so much for fabric, as they are ok, not really Quilt shop quality, but their crafts and decorations are fabulous!!! They are kept so much neater and tidier than Michaels or Joanns. I live in No County San Diego....where are you exactly??

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    I am expecting this to be a fairly large store as they are taking over a good size Mervyns empty store. I feel very blessed that I will now have choices, Walmart, Michaels, Joann and now Hobby Lobby..... Competion is always a good thing, the Joann in my city is the second largest in the nation, and has not always been managed or run well.

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    I buy from both but I think that HL has better quality in their own brand for around 3.99-4.99 that is with their 30% off every day on fabrics. With all the other stuff you could spend quite a bit there

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    Quote Originally Posted by yayaquilts
    OMG!!!! I have been to Hobby Lobby in Colorado and Florida. Love Hobby Lobby, not so much for fabric, as they are ok, not really Quilt shop quality, but their crafts and decorations are fabulous!!! They are kept so much neater and tidier than Michaels or Joanns. I live in No County San Diego....where are you exactly??
    Temecula....store to open October 28...come up and play !!!

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    I think Hobby Lobby is more like Michaels but better. I like the fabric better than Joanns too.

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    Don't have a Joanns here but I do love Hobby Lobby for more than just fabric.

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    Hobby Lobby also runs 30% off sales on fabric quite often here in my area.

    mltquilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    Quote Originally Posted by yayaquilts
    OMG!!!! I have been to Hobby Lobby in Colorado and Florida. Love Hobby Lobby, not so much for fabric, as they are ok, not really Quilt shop quality, but their crafts and decorations are fabulous!!! They are kept so much neater and tidier than Michaels or Joanns. I live in No County San Diego....where are you exactly??
    Temecula....store to open October 28...come up and play !!!
    Yeah!! I'm about 40 minutes from Temecula!!! I"ve been wondering if they would bring Hobby Lobby to California.

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    Hobby Lobby is a great home dec store and they have tons of craft supplies. Their fabric is a NICE selection, and they keep their fabric STOCKED. Usually, if I bought a yard or two of a particular "calico," I can rely on being to go back and get another yard. Of course, that doesn't apply to their seasonal selections, but I think they do a good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    Quote Originally Posted by yayaquilts
    OMG!!!! I have been to Hobby Lobby in Colorado and Florida. Love Hobby Lobby, not so much for fabric, as they are ok, not really Quilt shop quality, but their crafts and decorations are fabulous!!! They are kept so much neater and tidier than Michaels or Joanns. I live in No County San Diego....where are you exactly??
    Temecula....store to open October 28...come up and play !!!
    Wow, I can't wait. I live by San Diego so Temucula is definitely worth the road trip, not too far. I love Hobby Lobby. Also visit the store by my daughter's house in Arizona when I visit her.

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    Is Temecula the only one opening in S.CA?

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    You will love Hobby Lobby. They have some really good sales. I always use the 40% off coupon to buy my Warm and Natural batting.

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    The fabric selection is not as large as JoAnn's but they carry some respectable fabric ( VIP, Some P&B). I can typically find a better quality of fabric at Hobby Lobby than JoAnn's line of Keepsake.

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    Who hoo! I'm in Vista, will come up to Temecula and check out the Hobby Lobby! Had those in Texas where I am originally from and haven't been to one in a million years.

    HI THERE KAREN!!!!! Guess who....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrquilter
    Who hoo! I'm in Vista, will come up to Temecula and check out the Hobby Lobby! Had those in Texas where I am originally from and haven't been to one in a million years.

    HI THERE KAREN!!!!! Guess who....
    Hi Robin!! How are you??? QB is such fun!! I'm in a Boomerang swap!! We should get together!! I just added you as a "buddy!" We can go to Hobby Lobby together sometime?!

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    To warn you Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays. I love the store. The people are always friendly. I don't shop at Joann's it is a hour drive. When I get there I have to pull my number then. Still wait about one and a half hours to get fabric cut (it could be just that store). Never ever have had to wait like at Hobby Lobby.

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    Would love to have a Hobby Land, if for no other reason than to have a choice. Right now we only have JoAnns and a rather crappy one at that. Colonia, NJ seems to be the worst one ever. The ones in CT are lovely.

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    You are very blessed to be getting a Hobby Lobby. They have awesome merchandise including fabric. They are a great company that gives their employees Sunday off! I totally support them.

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