Hobby Lobby fabric

fincheloverAugust 9, 2011

Is their fabric descent or is it like Walmart some good and some not. I have never purchased their material and I want to try theirs out if its worth it.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've bought a few pieces from HL and thought it was just fine for what I needed. It's not Moda or other quilt shop quality, but since it is our only shop in town, I was glad to have just about anything. And, I have experienced very nice, knowledgeable salespeople in that department.


    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 10:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

This is a judgment you'll have to make for yourself. My Walmart (no Hobby Lobby close) has both pretty good and really bad fabrics. Your Hobby Lobby will probably be about the same. Sometimes they will have pretty darn good stuff inexpensively, but more often than not it will be cheap fabric at cheap prices.

Personally, I put too much effort into quilts to buy "cheap" quality fabrics, but I do check Walmart and stock up if I find a good fabric at an inexpensive price.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 10:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have purchased from Hobby Lobby - mostly good, but as Teresa said, not Moda quality. Our HL staff is also very nice & knowledgeable. They do have good sales from time to time also.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 12:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I used to love HL and would buy multiple yardage with their 40% off coupon and they had decent fabric. Unfortunately, they downsized by half in the department and started stocking cheapy stuff for the same price. I still find good quality from time to time and buy my warm and white batting there pretty much all the time. I also buy my notions there.


    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 11:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm not current on Hobby Lobby as we don't have one close by, but at our last house there was one and I loved their fabrics. They had some beautiful ones from fabric lines that were advertised in quilt magazines. And there were some great mark downs at a back table. There was also another HL about 1/2 hr away and they did not have a good fabric dept. So I think it can vary from store to store.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 2:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I buy a lot of notions there, and what litte fabric I have purchased there is better than all but the 'premium' or designer lines at JoAnnes. My problem is I have stood at their counter numerous times and never could get anyone to wait on me but once. Staffing issue. Definitely better than the Wally World stuff on my very, very rare trip in there when I need something in the middle of the night and no place else is open. (read computer crash at tax time for the business, lol)

So it looks like your mileage there can vary.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 2:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I used to buy lots of fabric at Hobby Lobby and WalMart but the prices (for the quality) have gone way up at both places. Walmart has doubled some fabric prices from 3-4 years ago. Why would I spend $9.00 per yard at either of those stores when I can support a quilting store for the same price per yard?


    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 3:22AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Jamestown Landing ready to quilt.
I got the top done and loaded onto the frame. I am...
The Zelda Quilt-Along
We launched Zelda: The Quilt-Along on my blog yesterday....
2015 March Block Lotto
Welcome to the March Block Lotto! The lotto is open...
2015 April Block Lotto
Welcome to the April Block Lotto! The lotto is open...
Official Retreat Sign-up
Thought I would start a separate sign-up thread for...
Sponsored Products
Woodard Wyatt Flex Adjustable Chaise Lounge - 520470
$970.45 | Hayneedle
Robert Abbey | Axiom Pendant Light
$484.00 | YLighting
Red Ceramic Lamp: 30 in. Decorative Antiqued Crackled Red Table Lamp 27422
Home Depot
Glen Isle Dining Outdoor Side Chair Cushion, Patio Furniture
$129.00 | FRONTGATE
Firm Harvester Double-Shell Feather Pillow
$119.99 | zulily
Chrome Chandelier 5-Light
Dristi Pink 18 x 18 Zebra Print Throw Pillow
$57.95 | Bellacor
Cosby Sofa - Key Largo Pumice Beige
Joybird Furniture
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™