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Friday, September 13

Hancock''s of Paducah - Been There!

Fabrics are so cute.  Perfect for Smocking!

It was one of the Biggest Fabric Stores I have ever been in.
And  quality fabric.

Hancocks of Puducah is not part of the Hancock fabric chain although they were related by blood in the past.    Update - Alicia sent me the link to History of Hancocks of Puducah.

For quilters - Boxes of Kits and Charm Packs and Fat Quarters.
Bundles of cute fabric.

In the back (huge) room, there are tables set up for cutters.  They were the nicest ladies I ever met!  Extremely friendly.  One of them had a smocked dress there to show me!

I was looking for Blue and White fabric.  
There are teams of workers there to help you select fabric.

It was part of my Summer Vacation trip.  Passing through beautiful Kentucky.

If there had been an heirloom section - it would have been perfect!!

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kr said...

Hancocks of Paducah is my favorite store! They also have a website and catalog for those not able to visit the store, although visiting the store is an experience not to be missed.

When we travel to TX to visit my inlaws, I always see the signs for Paducah. For 10 years I have longed to be able to have the time to stop and visit the store. This past summer, we made a wrong turn and ended up in Paducah of all places. Can you believe that? And I wasn't the one driving. My husband let me browse in the store while he visited a guy's store down the street. A win-win for everyone. Next time, though, I'm going to visit the museum and a lot of the other attractions in beautiful Paducah.

Jeannie B. said...

Yes, Puducah is not to be missed! Several fabric shops, antique shops, a quilt museum and a cute downtown area to walk around in!

Anonymous said...

Wow. That had to be a great place for you to visit. It caught my eye on Feedly (reader) b/c of Paducah (Texas). But, I guess you were in KY. Oh well.

Haven't been by in forever. Nice to stop by and see what you're up to.


Anonymous said...

PS mentioning your blog on my blog tomorrow. ;) Jenn

Alicia said...

The Hancocks were originally from my hometown. Yes, they are related to the Hancock's chain: their uncle was the chain's founder. HOP's mother had a fabric store here until she retired and moved to Paducah to live with her son. I bought my first fabrics and patterns at Mrs. Hancock's store as a teenager, 40 plus years ago.

Here is a history:

Going to HOP is on my Bucket List.

Jeannie B. said...

Thanks Alicia - I put it in the blog!

Patty said...

OH my! I will def. have to put this on my list for when I go visit my daughter.

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