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Thread: Insane Sales at Hancock Fabric

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    Insane Sales at Hancock Fabric

    I went to Hancock Fabric today, I was only going to buy 4 colors of DMC embroidery floss for my quilt top I am working on. I swear I have no control when I go there. 4 items for 35 cents that was all I went to get.

    But I could not leave all around the front of the store were long tables with all kinds of fabric on sale 50% off. I only had $20 with me; because I know how I am. Yep, I spent $19.52 so I did come home with some change. Here are some pictures of my fabulous finds.

    Does anyone else have this disease? Illness? I just cannot seem to walk in, get only what I need, and walk out. I did get my 4 colors of DMC but I also left with two really cute remnants, and a yard each of 4 different kinds of fabric that was 50% off.

    I just had to share with others who will understand my condition. I'm not seeking a cure, just some understanding that I am not alone in my inability to leave Hancocks without fabric.

    First picture is my one yard each, second is my two remnants I bought today. Third and fourth pictures are remnants I bought last month that I haven't done anything with yet but they were so nice and at a great price I just could not leave without them.

    Thanks for looking and understanding. It really helps me to know that I am not the only one.
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    Great sale! I saw a picture of one fabric and had to have it, just that one design. When I found the whole line well, $170 later, it's on my way to me as I type. LOL I give myself Christmas many times a year.
    Got fabric?

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    I feel your pain ... I went to a local fabric shop the other day to get just one piece, one stinking little piece, just one little fat quarter ... $107 later ... Yes, it is a disease. I keep on telling myself it could be worse. Sigh.
    At least you got your DMC floss, I've been know to go in for just one little thing, spend a fortune but forget to buy what I went in for.
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    Oh, let's not call it a "disease"! That's so negative! Let's call it an "acquired idiosyncrasy associated with quilting". How about that? And you'll all be glad you have those fabrics in your stash when just the right project comes along! My stash has saved me many trips to fabric stores, and no doubt a lot more money that would have been spent had I gone to the fabric stores each time instead of my stash. So think of it that way. Each piece you buy and store is a money saver because of the money you save from making more trips to the fabric store. Hey, I like that. Now if I could just convince Darling Hubby Unit. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer View Post
    Oh, let's not call it a "disease"! That's so negative! Let's call it an "acquired idiosyncrasy associated with quilting". How about that? And you'll all be glad you have those fabrics in your stash when just the right project comes along! My stash has saved me many trips to fabric stores, and no doubt a lot more money that would have been spent had I gone to the fabric stores each time instead of my stash. So think of it that way. Each piece you buy and store is a money saver because of the money you save from making more trips to the fabric store. Hey, I like that. Now if I could just convince Darling Hubby Unit. . .
    I like your thinking!
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    I totally agree!! Luckily No DH to answer to!! My way of looking at this is if I want it, and it hurts noone,,,WHY NOT!! My fabric is the only thing I buy for MYSELF..of course the completed projects are always given away to others..so in the long run a stash build is another way if doing good for others, and passing a good thing forward!!

    THAT"S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer View Post
    Oh, let's not call it a "disease"! That's so negative! Let's call it an "acquired idiosyncrasy associated with quilting". How about that? And you'll all be glad you have those fabrics in your stash when just the right project comes along! My stash has saved me many trips to fabric stores, and no doubt a lot more money that would have been spent had I gone to the fabric stores each time instead of my stash. So think of it that way. Each piece you buy and store is a money saver because of the money you save from making more trips to the fabric store. Hey, I like that. Now if I could just convince Darling Hubby Unit. . .

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    I just got a postcard from them, that sale started today - I am headed there tomorrow. Great fabric!!!! Fabric is what dreams are made of!!!!
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    I certainly do! I went to Joann's yesterday for a few items for DGS's 1st birthday...cupcake liners, candy molds etc. Walked out of there with fabric for 2 new quilts...wasn't even on my list!!!

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    I wish we had one close... That rainbow fabric would make the best dress ever for my 1.5 year old niece. Better start looking for it online... Great haul!

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    Wish there was a Hancocks near me. Your fabric is gorgeous!

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    like you I set a limit, make it a game how much can I get for my money Good thing I am not rich
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    Evelyn, I miss Hancocks, they always had the best selection for novelty fabrics...........and for going only for floss and you came home with more items..........my theory is that as one enters the shop we get sprayed with a gas ordorless and colorless............it makes us purchase more...............calla

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    Ours closed a few years ago...I am drooling at your purchase. I have the same "hobby" called my ever increasing stash. I love it!
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    I know your feeling of not being able to walk out only with what you went in for - that disease is quite prevalent - so don't feel like you are doomed; it is not fatal unless you are robbing your checkbook of the money needed to pay your bills, so enjoy and don't fret about it - many of us suffer the same as you are - but are enjoying it to the max!
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    Many people suffer with their addictions of drugs or alcohol. I flourish and make life beautiful with my fabric addiction...it hurts no one but it sure pleases the eye and the reciever of a work of art that not only warms their eyes but their bodies....thats my story and I'm sticking to it...Fabric is my addiction and I'm proud to say "I AM AN ADDICT"
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    I am new to this board and to quilting......Therefore, My name is Jane and I'm a quiltaholic!

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    If I go I buy. If I don't go I buy on the net. So whatever you want to call it I caught it a long time ago!
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    Great fabrics. I got my sales notice yesterday - may have to go check it out. Glad you got your floss. I hate when I get sidetracked and buy everything but what I went into the store to get. :-)

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    Yes, I have the same problem! I have gotten to know some of the gals at Hancocks which is more fun! If I can't buy at the great sales, then I might as well quit. I certainly won't pay full price. I donate most of all of everything, so it is a win win. Yet it is a fun addiction.

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    I shop for groceries because I "have" to. I do not enjoy clothes shopping. But let me walk into a fabric or quilt store and I could be there for hours and spend more money than I have. I have decided that I have to sew up at least 2 pieces of fabric before I can buy another piece. Of course, when I go to make a quilt and need 6 different fabrics and I only have 2 that I feel will work, well then. . . . . shopping I must go. I think it is the best "disease" ever.
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    Boy do I know what your talking about. 2 weeks ago I went in to get a new light bulb for my sewing machine and the next thing I knew, I went home with a new light bulb and a new sewing machine. Of course , I had been wanting a lighter machine to take to classes for a few years. And it 's only 11 pounds. My lifting days are over, and my other machines are really heavy for me. So I was glad I got it. And it was on sale. And it was the last one she had. And when she ordered she knew the prices would be higher. So how could I not buy the machine. See how I thought it all through. So here I am with one new light bulb and one new sewing machine.

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    Understand that well as went to checkout a new place and bought all clearance fabric and spent $175 which was a whole weeks disability for me

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    Wow ! ya all sound like me !LOL I go into a fabric store and out I walk with more than I planned !LOL I wish there was a Hancock's here, but I wrote them and they said they would never put one here due to the lack of people (well my interpretation of their letter!LOL). Oh well their loss !
    Great job !! Super Haul !!
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    I think all of us quilters have very little will power when it comes to buying fabric!!!

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