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Thread: There are a few good things about WalMart losing their fabric dept.

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    I picked up (another) Fiskar's rotary cutter on the ruler for $23. June Taylor basting spray for $5/can. Several rulers for a fraction of the cost. Cutting mats are on clearance...but they weren't mats I wanted.

    I've made an absolute haul over the past few weeks. :lol:

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    I was in WalMart today just browsing. I don't think they are closing their fabric dept. They seem to be getting in new items almost every week. I came across a couple of the Fiskars rotary strip cutters marked down to $25 & just had to have one. Tried it out on some scraps when I got home - I like it! This is switching subjects, but I also noticed they had gotten in some Fiskars 14" rotating cutting mats $24.95. I have been wanting a rotating mat but have been too stingy to pay for one! Should I splurge for this one or save up for an Olfa 17"??? Comments anyone?

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    You have made a great haul!! :D
    Our Walmart fabric store isn't
    closing, as of yet. So no great
    bargins here!! But I am glad it
    isn't closing. I am doing the
    Happy Dance for you!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Around these parts whenever Walmart remodels a store then the fabric dept. closes. :x

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    all the local walmarts here have closed or will be closing their fabric dept. the last one is schedule to close in august.

    i'm waiting until all the warm and natural goes on sale and them i'm gonna pick it all up.

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    I went looking at the two Wal-Marts by me to see if I could find one of those rotary strip cutters, but alas, neither of mine had one. :-( Oh well, maybe I'll get lucky next time.

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    According to friends, the nearest Wal-Mart still has a fabric department becasue there are no other fabric stores nearby. I haven't been in to check it out, so I don't know if they have any good stuff on sale. I may have to break down and scout them out. I do not shop Wal-Mart as I don't agree with their policies, so I don't support them!

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    Wow I am so envious of you all getting such good deals!!! Our Walmart never has anything on sale in the fabric dept...unless it is a product they are no longer going to carry. :(

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    I live in AR and know several buyes that work in the Bentonville office of WalMart. Believe me I have given them an earful about WalMart closing the fabric section. Nothing they can do. WalMart will not be keeping any fabric bolts of in any store. A few out of the way stores will continue to sell fabric bolts until all is gone from the inventory. There has been no contract signed buy fabric on the bolts from any distributor. No thread for now but that is because Coats and Clark is not manufacturing thread they use to sell, it's all a new line. Walmart did not contract the new line or want to pay that much for the new thread, something like that. They signed a contract with June Taylor so those all those items will be stocked. And the remodel every six years or so? This came straight from someone who knows. It's a marketing ploy. Walmart knows every one knows where items are in the store and what section to go to. People can run in and out faster. If the store is re arranged completely people will have to navigate to find items again and while searching will see items they will probably buy that they usually avoid seeing. WalMart could be super great if they weren't so money hungry. I don't shop there much at all since the fabric, floss, and needlework items have disappeared.

    One a good note, Connecting Threads are now only selling fabric made from US cotton and manufactured in the US for $6 a yard. That's the same price most of the WalMart fabric is selling for now. The fabric is excellent. I have a bunch of it. Every Wed. on the website many fabrics are marked down as a weekly web special.
    That's when I buy my fabric for backings.

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    the downside to connecting threads is its all reproduction prints and i'm not a big repro fan. i very rarely buy fabric from walmart except for my niece since they charge alot of the disney stuff.

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