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Thread: I came from my local Walmart and guess what

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    I'm so glad your Walmart is keeping their fabric. I know the ones in our area are going to be doomed and I'm not looking forward to the day it happens. We have about 6 Walmarts in my area and 2 of them have fantastic fabric departments. The employees in the fabric departments there don't have any idea about when the material will go away - they just say sometime...

    We have two Hancock's near by and I tell you what a few weeks ago they had their Xmas material on sale for $1.99 a yard so I went in not that I really needed any to add to my stash but went anyway and was appalled - their $5.99 Xmas fabric was Walmart's $1.50 Xmas fabric last year!!! Yup the star shaped snowmen and whatnot.. yup. Hancock's is selling it for $5.99 a yard!!

    I will really miss our Walmart fabric when it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    Yesterday, I was at Walmart. This is 45 min from my home, and I purchased some nice material that they had just gotten in. I asked the saleslady, if and when this fabric dept will be closing and she said most likely never.
    When customers heard about Walmarts ridding there stores of the fabric dept, all heck broke loose at our store. They were bombarded with phone calls, both at the store and at the main offices. There were protesters outside the store. Customers threatened to stop shopping there. The local schools were going to have to shut down there home ec classes because that is where the students and schools purchased thier needs such as thread, needles, fabric etc...
    The woman told me you should have seen it and heard what was going on.
    I was happy to hear this, as sometimes they do get some really nice stuff there.
    Brenda
    Doesn't seem to matter where I am at...the 2 stores that they said were going to keep open are being slowly taken over by other pooh! They are now down to about an aisle at each store...hardly any supplies at all! I think they are slowly making it go away here...Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    no i'm not.

    i was there over the weekend buying my neice her own stash (she's getting a sewing machine for her birthday saturday) and the girl working there was so angry with me.

    i had about 25 bolts and i stacked them according to how much fabric i wanted cut.

    she gave me a snotty look and said "do you know how heavy this stuff is".

    i told her i was twice her age and if she thinks this is hard work she better not get married, have children, or move out of her mothers home - because it only get harder from here.
    I love it!!:)Bet she thinks twice before speaking ignorance again!:)We hope!:)Skeat.............who thinks you must be a great aunt too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    no i'm not.

    i was there over the weekend buying my neice her own stash (she's getting a sewing machine for her birthday saturday) and the girl working there was so angry with me.

    i had about 25 bolts and i stacked them according to how much fabric i wanted cut.

    she gave me a snotty look and said "do you know how heavy this stuff is".

    i told her i was twice her age and if she thinks this is hard work she better not get married, have children, or move out of her mothers home - because it only get harder from here.
    Good for you. It is exactly her attitude that is causing us to lose the fabric departments in Walmart........whoever in Corporate that made that decision must of been her parent......and I repeat....geeeeez!

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    this news may not be of use to anyone who lives within a few miles of a walmart fabric department ...BUT for those who drive an hour or more each way to find one, i recommend you check out this webstore instead: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/CROWSNES...1QQ_fsubZQ2d33

    here's the thing: most of their fabrics are $2.99 per yard (before shipping). the selection is waaaaaaaaaaaaay huge compared to walmart. most of it is Red Rooster which is several notches nicer than the fabs walmart now sells for nearly $5 per yard. AND if you scroll down to the GENERAL FABRICS CO. GOODS section you'll also find a surprising number of the same fabs walmart carries. that's pretty close to the same price walmart charges.

    now, if you buy 5 or 6 yards, it'll ship in a flat rate envelope, so you add roundabouts $1 per yard for shipping ... about $4 per yard. walmart's nicest stuff is selling for more than that.

    this shop can stuff up to 28 YARDS into the $10 flat rate box. so, if you buy enough to stuff the box, you're adding less than 50 cents per yard for shipping. (regardless of the amount you buy, they're always great about figuring out the least expensive way to mail it to you.)

    now, think about the gas it takes to make a 2-hour round trip, PLUS the walk from and to the parking lot, the standing on line, etc, etc, AND the value of your time. buying online at webstores like this one saves me googobs of time and money ... and my walmart is within walking distance. (well, it would be if i wasn't so lazy. :lol: )

    i put in the link because it happens to be my favorite starting place when i'm searching for savings on fabrics. but, it isn't the only place online to find nice fabs for a steal IF you're willing to shop around and build a favorites list of the places that always have a good selection of low-low prices on their clearance pages.

    i buy so little now from walmart that i feel guilty when i pass the department. i make a few purchases now and then as a show of support to the wonderful ladies who work the department but that's about it. AND i can shop in my jammies - which i can't do at walmart unless i want to get arrested or hauled off in a straightjacket. :wink: :lol:

    sorry to be so windy, but my point is to let you know that there is life after walmart. what goes around comes around. sooner or later, ignoring their customer base will catch up to them because we will all be laughing our way through the internet to spend our $$$ elsewhere.

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    Sadly enough, most Walmart employees do not have any idea what their main office is planning for them. I usually stopped at my Walmart once a month and would pickup a few things in the fabric department. I usually asked if they had heard anything about losing the fabric dept. and was always assured they would not be losing theirs. Long story short, it was there in March and April and was gone in May.

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    You nailed it!

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    Agreed, good for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    no i'm not.

    i was there over the weekend buying my neice her own stash (she's getting a sewing machine for her birthday saturday) and the girl working there was so angry with me.

    i had about 25 bolts and i stacked them according to how much fabric i wanted cut.

    she gave me a snotty look and said "do you know how heavy this stuff is".

    i told her i was twice her age and if she thinks this is hard work she better not get married, have children, or move out of her mothers home - because it only get harder from here.
    Good for you. It is exactly her attitude that is causing us to lose the fabric departments in Walmart........whoever in Corporate that made that decision must of been her parent......and I repeat....geeeeez!

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    The main reason Walmart is doing away with the fabric is the new directors think fabric is too old fashioned and won't attract the 'upscale urban' customer Walmart is trying to reach. The image of little old ladies buying fabric is not the image they want. I heard this from a Walmart buyer. They went with the excuse of the fabric dept. takes up too much valuable space for little profit. I seldom go to Walmart these days.

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    well i'm upscale and urban and the only time i go to walmart is to buy fabric for my niece.

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