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Thread: Save the Fabric- Walmart Petition

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    Debbie, as long as there are people like us on this world, we have hope. We moved to a small town, 150 people, and we made our own reality, but in the city, we keep the guard up. Here, it is not like the old days, but it is good enough for now.

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    Ladies, you can get really good "quilt quality" fabrics online from a whole lot of shops. Quilt shops. Some of them, like www.fabric.com have free return shipping within 30 days if you decide you don't like it.

    I have NEVER been disappointed with my orders. The websites have very good photos of the selections, and will indicate sizes of prints. If you check back occassionally you'll find super deals!

    I recommend fabric.com, fabricdepot.com, artofsoul.net and 5bucksayard.com for starters. You can google "quilt fabric" and get unlimited websites to go to.

    Also, if you are looking for quilt pattern ideas, I found quilters warehouse shops website shows beautiful photos of patterns they sell.

    You could spend all day just surfing the net and think of the gasoline you won't be using driving around!

    Hope this helps!
    Wendy

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    Our local stores were. WT Grants, Economy store, Clark's we had a lot of them. My favorite was woolworths I liked to buy pearls for 49 cents. We used to giggle over the foam bra inserts. They had candy by the pound and you could mix it up........they enjoyed the kids.
    then you have to stop and think of the flu and ther iron lungs for polio.........not all good.......
    Does your Walmart have check outs where you do it yourself? :shock: . I refuse to do that, more people lose a job

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    Speaking of Woolworth's......my Dad got his first job at a Woolworth's in WV when he first arrived in town from the farm. He asked his aunt and uncle if he could stay with them. He was 15 years old. He was born in 1907...and this would have been 1922. He recently celebrated his 100th Birthday and still talks about sweeping the sidewalk and the floors in F.W. Woolworth store as his first job.

    A ladies dry goods stoe owner asked him to come work for him, gave him a key to the door, said to let the girls in and lock up at night, and keep the sidewalk swept. He stayed there until he retired. A content life, doing what he really enjoyed doing. (of course, he did not sweep the floors the rest of his life. He was promoted to manager in time.)

    It was a sad day for him they they went out of business.

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    Well, last time I checked the signatures totaled 31,714. This is 31,714 people, or at least email addresses. LOL. But that many people purchase products whether it is fabric, thread, yarn, crafts, etc. from a company who apparently does not care how many people support their business...so will it really even matter in the end how many signatures there are? Will 31,714 wallets break Wal-Mart if they do take out the fabric departments, if the people who vowed to stop shopping there if they quit selling fabric stay true to their word?

    Wal-mart sells crafts that children use in school to make projects for various subjects. Can they take this away from them? I mean really, not EVERY store sells the same products that Wal-mart does and especially not at the same price. They are not even considering their customers or their future customers, the children. How can we be CREATIVE if we cannot buy products that assist us with our projects? I know, being a future teacher, how many times I have made trips...especially midnight trips to Wal-Mart to get items for the next day for a science class molecule project or paints and paper or glitter and glue, or scissors and pencils, etc. It doesn't matter what it is, it has all came from Wal-Mart...


    Okay, I think I have had my "vent" for today, lol. Everytime I think of this, it makes me so angry and disappointed all at the same time. :!:

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    Heather, I was told it is just the fabric and patterns that is going. They will still have the crafts. I've also heard they will still carry thread and sewing machines, things like that. I do NOT know for sure. If they get rid of ALL that stuff, they're CRAZY! They're crazy anyway. I'd love to see an ACMOORE come closer.
    Is the one in Clarksburg the only AC Moore in WV????

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    Well as far as stores go and before Wally World, we had Ben Franklin and TG&Y. My girlfriends mother sewed and was a fabriholic like I am today. We used to giggle about her mothe because she would go to TG&Y and buy fabric and come home and put it in this big ole dresser that she stored her fabric in. Oh how we giggled about that! But it's come back to haunt me :lol: I am jsut as bad. If she is looking down on me from Heaven she is probably laughing so hard that she has tears in her eyes. That what I get for giggling about people especially fabriholics :!:

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    Miranda,

    The only other AC Moore we have here in WV is in Barboursville.That is even farther than Clarksburg. Isn't that disheartening?!


    Vicki,

    Funny you mention laughing at your friends mother, I used to think my grandmother was so silly for having all of these large containers and dressers full of fabric. When I was little, I thought what is she going to do with all of that, now I am thinking wow, if I only had all of that,just think of what I could make. Haha. It is funny how the tables have turned. Everytime I go to Wal-Mart, I always buy tons of fabric that I know what I will use it for in my head but actually doing it has not caught up yet,lol. I have so man PIGS that it isn't funny.

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    If we could feed the fabric whatever it is we feed the PIGS to make them grow, our STASH WOULD GROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh, my gosh..Ben Franklin and G.C. Murphy along with Woolworths and Sears were the ONLY shopping places of my girlhood!! Great cheap prices, good varieties, and lots lots lots of things for us to look at, touch, and purchase with our dimes and nickles.

    Some of my first embroidery pieces came from there, stamped pillow cases. lol lol

    Sharon

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