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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hancock’s Half-hour

“Would you like to have a look through this?”, Christine asked me as she handed over her Hancock’s catalogue. No time to read it at work, so she suggested I take it home to look through it at my leisure. Christine is a good overseas customer and often places orders with this company.


So Hancock’s came home with me and I spent a happy half hour flicking through the many colourful pages. There was everything from Halloween fabrics, Japanese designs, lovely florals of every hue, black and whites, Civil War reproductions, French country, Americana and Christmas designs. My favourites would have to be all those beautiful Hoffman Batiks.

DSCF3732 Pages of beautiful Batik fabrics to drool over

Perhaps one day I just might make it to Paducah, to see the American Quilter's Society Annual Quilt Show. Then I could stop off and visit Hancock’s as well. However, I would probably be overwhelmed with so much choice and wouldn’t be able to decide what to buy. I could just imagine it – shall I have some of this, or this, or what about that one? I’m sad to say that this has happened to me before when I’ve been in a quilt fabric shop overseas, I am such a procrastinator. Perhaps I’ll just make do with looking through the catalogue. As I won’t be buying anything, I won’t have the agony of making any choices. Oh, I feel better already!

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Anonymous said...

Jenny, every so often Hancock's has free shipping for International Orders over $100. You can get a group together and combine orders. If you subscribe to their eNewsletter you''ll find out when these sales are on. (No affils and all that)

Leeann said...

I love the new background on the blog Jenny

FlourishingPalms said...

I've been to Paducah, and Hancock's of Paducah Fabrics on several occasions. There certainly is that moment of near panic when one walks in the door and surveys the vast room of fabrics, sorted according to fabric manufacturer. "Where DOES one begin?" I have walked away empty-handed, and walked away with pieces that have yet to be used in a quilt. Browsing a catalogue or on-line store is an effective way to avoid being too overwhelmed.

Leeann said...

I love the new background on the blog Jenny

Maria said...

Jenny popped over from Scquilters.

What lovely eye candy in your Hancocks Book. Like you I would not be able to choose.

Love your turtle, so cute.

The house quilt Chris made is great. I have downloaded the pattern but not made it yet. Too many UFO's.

Would like to follow if that is okat?


Lis Harwood said...

Love the title of this post Jenny - Al explained it to me as obviously I'm much to young to remember LOL

Jenny said...

Lis, you should hang your head in shame - after all, you are from UK, just like "Hancock's Half Hour".