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Thread: Went to grand opening of Hoppy Lobby

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    Super Member mar32428's Avatar
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    Since I'll be losing the fabric in my local WM this February, I was anxious to see what HL would have to offer. They will not be any nearer to me but at least they have fabric.

    The store is a cross between a JoAnn's and an Old Time Pottery. They do have some of the loveliest artificial flowers of anyone in the area.

    Their fabric dept. is larger than the WM ever was but I was disappointed with the prices. Or I should say price. Broadcloth was $1.99 and everything else was $7.99. They had a few islands with %50 off but the choices left much to be desired. I thot the fabric was a very good grade but it seemed to be very blah in variety of color or patterns.

    I thot the notions and accessories (batting, stabilizers,etc) was
    very limited.

    Guess I'll stick with the internet. My problem is I love to feel the fabric.

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    Get on the website for HL and get their email newsletter. They send coupons like Jo-Ann's and Michael's do.
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    There is usually a coupon in the Sunday paper for 40% off and they regularly run fabric for 30% off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintstoregirl
    There is usually a coupon in the Sunday paper for 40% off and they regularly run fabric for 30% off.
    Thanks TMF and PSG for the heads up. Since they're new to us, I will have to check their web. Got the Sunday paper and went right by their ad. Expected it to be a color insert but it was a full page black and while in the regular section. Met an ASG friend in the store and thanks to her extra coupon, did get to use the 40% off.

    I did see some craft items you can't get anywhere else in town like a full line of the glass bricks in all sizes.

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    Tip: Print a couple of copies of the coupon off their website, and take a friend to the store with you. They allow one coupon per person, so have your friend check out separately, and that way you can use more than one coupon! ;)

    Hubby and I do that quite often. :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise
    Tip: Print a couple of copies of the coupon off their website, and take a friend to the store with you. They allow one coupon per person, so have your friend check out separately, and that way you can use more than one coupon! ;)

    Hubby and I do that quite often. :mrgreen:
    We do that at JAs all the time.

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    The fabric selection MAY get better! Ours is pretty good, and they change the newer fabrics once in a while. I have found some really pretty stuff their. They dont hve a HUGE selection though, but most of the stuff is really nice quality!

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    Our HL has many of the same fabrics as WalMart, only more $$$. Fabric selection is smaller than WM. Packaged batting is almost non-existent. Our WM hasn't indicated that we'll loose the fabric section.

    I use their coupons to get the pricey tools, rulers, etc. Will also use one to buy a bolt of Warm & Natural, or 10 or more yards of WonderUnder & so on.

    Even if you get your newspaper, you can get a couppon off the website. Print out as often as you need to and visit every day. ☺

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    Ours has a great selection of fabric, but a lot of it is $12.99 a yard (regular price). Unless you have a coupon or they've got a sale going, it's pricey! :shock: Even the remnant bin is high.

    Their fabric is very nice, though, and they do have a good assortment of notions, batting, etc.

    There are two smaller Hobby Lobbies nearby, but their selection isn't as good.

    We're supposed to get a Joann's sometime soon. I've never shopped there before, except one time online. A little competition is good! ;)

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    Their fabrics are really nice - have a wonderful hand and feel wonderful. I am getting ready to start a new project with a couple of pieces from them. Their fabric usually feels more like cotton sateen thatn just basic cottons. And they have been running all cottons 30% for several months. And their ads are ALWAYS a full page in the regular section of the paper. Their philoposhy is get the word out but don't waste the money for flashy. They are definitely not a flashy place. BTW I don't know if you noticed but they are closed on Sundays. Can be a PITA sometimes, but I always felt blessed to have them. Don't have them now and really miss them. When I go back home to visit, I ALWAYS set aside $300-$400 for my fabric splurge.

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    I got curious as to WHERE Hobby Lobby is located.....they're in every state EXCEPT Oregon!!!!! Wonder why that is?????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    The fabric selection MAY get better! Ours is pretty good, and they change the newer fabrics once in a while. I have found some really pretty stuff their. They dont hve a HUGE selection though, but most of the stuff is really nice quality!
    I agree. The fabric was a very nice quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltswithConvicts
    Our HL has many of the same fabrics as WalMart, only more $$$. Fabric selection is smaller than WM. Packaged batting is almost non-existent. Our WM hasn't indicated that we'll loose the fabric section.

    I use their coupons to get the pricey tools, rulers, etc. Will also use one to buy a bolt of Warm & Natural, or 10 or more yards of WonderUnder & so on.

    Even if you get your newspaper, you can get a couppon off the website. Print out as often as you need to and visit every day. ☺
    Too far to go every day. They're only a mile or so from our JA's. What I spend on gas, I don't spend on fabric.

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    Hobby Lobby has fairly good quality of fabrics. It usually runs $7-8 /yd often with 30% off sales. The quality seems to be between Joann and LQS. There may be more HL coming to your area since my area went from 1 to 4 in about 1 yr. If you are looking for a certain color of thread or zipper go to Joanns since HL does not carry a wide variety. Their yard is very nice with a good selection. They also have a wide variety of other crafts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I got curious as to WHERE Hobby Lobby is located.....they're in every state EXCEPT Oregon!!!!! Wonder why that is?????????
    According to their help, this is the first of three stores they will open in central Florida in the next two months. I've got a couple of remodels going on within a mile or two from me. Could I be so lucky????????

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    There's also a Michael's near by. They're definitely going to give the local stores a run for their money.

    From what I saw of the crafts, there seemed to be a dabble of this and that except scrap booking. They've got enuf paper to cover the town. Also looked like a good paint supply. I also do dollhouses and mini boxes and their mini supply was very limited. That leaves the mini shops and there's only one in our area. Super shop but like fabric, I can go broke in there very quick.

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    I like some of their fabric. Ours is a little better priced though.

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    My Hobby Lobby honors competitors coupons. They have taken Micheals and Jo Ann coupons.

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    I learned from my friend today that the store didn't get it's final permit till three days before their soft opening. She talked to one of the salespeople who told her that they still haven't fully stocked this store and some changes are going to be made. This might explain why there were so many open shelves or ones only partly stocked. Hey, I'm open minded and more than willing to give them a chance.

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