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Thread: 42 bolts of fabric...

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    42 bolts of fabric...

    At work today it was time for my break, but I saw a 'regular/frequent' customer come into the dept. So I decided I would wait for her to pick her fabrics before I took my break. 30 mins later she is still selecting fabrics and there are just a few bolts in her buggy. 45 mins later I decide I needed to take my break, put out our sign that says, 'see photo lab', and went to take a 15 min break.
    I come back to find her still picking out fabric. She has now been in the dept for over an hour. But her buggy is FULL!

    She comes up to the cutting table and we start talking. She has selected fabric for 4 small quilts she has patterns for.

    After cutting anywhere from 1/4 yard to 6 1/4 yards from the 42 bolts she had selected..... I had the honor of figuring out where all the bolts went! We are in the middle of receiving a TON of new fabrics so not all have a real home yet. I have put most of the new ones up so sort of knew where they belonged.

    I was just glad I was the one there to cut it all for her and to be able to put it away! Anyone else would have had a cow and complained about it.

    Just another wonderful part of my job in the fabric dept of WM.

    Phyllis
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 03-30-2012 at 08:55 AM.

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    Wonderful!!!

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    Wow. I bet those complainers aren't quilters are they?
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    42+ bolts at Walmart? Mine does not, and told will not, have any fabric.

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    Wow, that is a lot of fabric!!!!

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    Wish I could pick out 42 bolts! What fun! My biggest is about 6-8 bolts I think.

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    When ever I make a "mass' purchase while the person is cutting I start putting the bolts back after they have been cut. I never want to cutters to run and hide .

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    Now thats ALOT of bolts !!! wow..

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    Atleast your wal-mart still has a fabric department. My nearest wal-mart renovated their store last year and got rid of the fabric department. You can still buy some fabric there, but they have very little selection and it's pre-cut into 1/4, 1/2 and 1 yard lengths. The last time I went, they might have had 10-15 diffrent fabrics, but no bolts. I was seriously disappointed and Wal-Mart lost a loyal fabric customer. Not to mention that now it's almost impossible for me to find any fabrics unless I go to Michael's or Jo-Ann fabrics which is an hour away from my home.

    But I'm like you, I'd be in paradise playing with fabric all day.

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    I think that would be so much fun to cut all that fabric. It's fun just looking and touching it. They should only let quilters work in the fabric dept!!! Lol....glad you had fun.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
    Heather

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