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Thread: Kaufman Kona cotton at Hobby Lobby

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    Kaufman Kona cotton at Hobby Lobby

    I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday and was browsing through the solids. I pulled a bolt out and looked at the label--Robert Kaufman Kona cotton. I didn't know they carried it. Our HL had a good selection and was $7.99 per yard on sale at 30% off.
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    Be sure that it is on a bolt that Robert Kaufman has made to ship their fabric out to various stores. If it isn't, it may be seconds, which in other words, NOT 1st quality fabric.
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    Was the price $7.99 after or before the 30% off?

    I ask because Hancocks of Paducah regular non sale price for Kona is $5.98 per yard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Be sure that it is on a bolt that Robert Kaufman has made to ship their fabric out to various stores. If it isn't, it may be seconds, which in other words, NOT 1st quality fabric.
    Robert Kaufman does not sell irregulars or seconds. This has been discussed many times here on the board. The Robert Kaufman company has even posted in response. If it is on a bolt with the Robert Kaufman label then it is true Robert Kaufman Kona cotton - first quality no matter where it is sold.
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    I have bought Kona cotton at Hobby Lobby. Great top quality fabric.

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    Kona at Hobby Lobby is quality and the $7.99 is reg. price. Take 30 percent off that. Such a deal.
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    I also have bought Kona fabric at HL as well as their other fabric. I really like it. Their fabric is manufactured by many companies that do not always have their name on the bolt. In fact I saw the same fabric as HL in several LQS. Also you can use the 40% off coupon on the sale fabric if you tell the cutter that is what you want to do and she will write up the fabric at regular price and they will take the 40% coupon off at the register. also the 40% off coupon can be used on regular price of sale items instead of the advertised % off. Coupons can be printed from HL site. Unfortunalely HL does not take other stores coupons. Also I just learn that the sale associate ringing up your sale on the register need to REMEMBER what items are on sale. ( the register does not ring up sale prices) So be sure to check your receipt before leaving the store. This just hapopen to me when 30%off batting was rung up at regular price not the sale price. .
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    Good to know, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves View Post
    Kona at Hobby Lobby is quality and the $7.99 is reg. price. Take 30 percent off that. Such a deal.
    So, $5.59 per yard at Hobby Lobby. With Hancock's of Paducah's frequent sitewide sales, you'd beat that at 10% off...and their sales are more often 15% or 20% off...plus they have every single color of Kona Solids made. Deals are all relative.

    And if a fabric manufacturer is not putting their name on a bolt of something you "think" is their fabric, then there's a good reason. In 99.9% of the cases, it's because the fabric on that bolt is a knock-off made by someone else with fewer print runs, and less expensive goods. If, by any chance, it's one of the 0.01% that WAS a test run by a name manufacturer, it was still done on cheaper goods with fewer print runs.

    Your decision entirely, as always, but there is absolutely no reason a name brand manufacturer would not want to put their name on a bolt they produced unless it was something they did not want to have their name associated with. Think about it.
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    I have bought Kona cotton from Hobby Lobby and been very pleased with it. But I will start buying it from our LQS. I was pleasantly surprised to find Kona cotton in a huge array of colors for $5.99. I would have thought they would sell it for much higher since it was a LQS.
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    Also, Kona Cotton is a registered trademark of the Robert Kaufman Company, so there is no such thing as a knock off. I read the Company response (someone posted a link to it not too long ago) and was quite pleased with the information they supplied.

    I believe the quilting fabrics at Hobby Lobby are first quality fabrics, and the quilting cottons are usually 30% off. There is no Hancock Fabrics convenient to me and the LQSs close before I get home from work on weekdays, so I usually buy at HL or JoAnns. I always "pet" the fabrics before I buy them, and if I don't like the feel or "hand", they stay on the shelf. As always, we, as the consumers, have the final say.

    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Robert Kaufman does not sell irregulars or seconds. This has been discussed many times here on the board. The Robert Kaufman company has even posted in response. If it is on a bolt with the Robert Kaufman label then it is true Robert Kaufman Kona cotton - first quality no matter where it is sold.

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    I buy a lot if fabric from Hobby Lobby some of it Kona cotton solids and have always found it to be very good.

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    I will have to check out HL and Hancock's. Every time I try to make something with Kona solids I have a terrible time finding all the colors I want in the same (on line) store. The shipping costs get ridiculous - not to mention the aggravation of placing an order and then getting a notice that they don't have everything you asked for.
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    I love the fabrics and prices at Hobby Lobby. I purchased a Kona Color Card and can order my fabrics on-line from HL. I use the color card to pick out the colors I want, and just order them. They have all of the Kona colors available.
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    Just to clarify, the place feline fanatic and I were talking about for Kona Solids is Hancock's of Paducah, not Hancock Fabrics. They are not the same at all and there has been no mention of Hancock Fabrics in this thread. I have no personal knowledge of Hancock Fabrics even selling Kona Cotton Solids, Kaufman or otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Just to clarify, the place feline fanatic and I were talking about for Kona Solids is Hancock's of Paducah, not Hancock Fabrics. They are not the same at all and there has been no mention of Hancock Fabrics in this thread. I have no personal knowledge of Hancock Fabrics even selling Kona Cotton Solids, Kaufman or otherwise.
    They do sell it online. I've never seen it in my local store.

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    All the cottons at Hobby Lobby are always 30% off what is marked on the bolt. It isn't a sale price.
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    Just a note to emphasize that there is NO connection between Hancock Fabrics and Hancocks of Paducah. The Paducah store is individually owned and I have always been pleased with what I got there, not so, Hancock Fabrics.

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    Nice to know, however, I don't have a Hobby Lobby close. Oh well, maybe they'll build one around here someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhboxers View Post
    I love the fabrics and prices at Hobby Lobby. I purchased a Kona Color Card and can order my fabrics on-line from HL. I use the color card to pick out the colors I want, and just order them. They have all of the Kona colors available.
    Yes, I purchased the Kona Color Card, too. I thought it would simplify choosing my colors when ordering on line, but as I stated earlier, I quickly found that it is hard to find all the colors I want from one source. I will definitely check out HL. I like Moda Bella solids, too and can get those pretty easily from Thousands of Bolts but I don't have the color card and that complicates things.
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    I have a Hancock's Fabric close to my house (5 min.) and they sell Robert Kaufman Kona cottons. However, they have a limited selection of colors. Hancock's of Paducah is the only place I've shopped for quilt fabrics that has the entire line of colors of the Kona, at least in the store. I have no idea about online because I've done very limited online shopping there.

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    I work at Hobby Lobby and the Kona we carry is Kaufman's. Some of the fabric is great but you really have to look at the quality. I bought some disney fabric and thought that it was awfully thin, once I got it home and started working with it. That said, we do have some 'quality' fabrics that are the same end tags that I see at LQS and shows. We just got in some batiks, but I have yet to investigate the quality or look at the bolts. Think these are 9.99/10.99 - not sure if they are included with the usual 30% off but I will check when I am in on Monday.
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    I need to run over to Mt. Pleasant SC and check it out..

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