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Thread: WAL MART

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    Junior Member rannyof3's Avatar
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    I have to tell you that I lied. NOT ON PURPOSE. I just found out that when we get our new Wal Mart in June of 2010, (super Wal Mart) THERE WILL NO LONGER BE FABRIC. Sooooooooo our choices will be Jo Ann and the quilt store down town. I can't always afford Jo Ann's much less walk into the down town quilt store. REALLY GOING TO MISS THE "bargain place"......

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    Junior Member rannyof3's Avatar
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    Heck. I'm one of those gals that "want it know" and it's really hard for me to pick things out on line. Guess I'll have to learn, huh? Can and "old dog" really learn new tricks????

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    When the Walmart here closed the fabric dept. the only thing of fabric they sell now is fat quarters of craft quality fabric. A few jellyrolls of silly looking fabric and some fat quarter bundles which are rather nice quality but limited in selection. There is a great assortment of June Taylor rulers and cutting mats. Scissors, needles and other sewing notions but NO thread at all. No floss or crossstitch/embroidery supplies. No patterns. Red Heart yarns and crochet and knitting needles are there. Sewing machines are still sold and random sewing items.

    I most of my fabric and thread from Connecting Threads. I really like the quilt sampler packs there. I look for bargain and clearance items at other online shops.

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    there are 3 near me and none of them sell fabric anymore, two of them don't sell jellyrolls even. About 30 minutes away another one still has fabric but they are scheduled to remodel in 2010 and their selection has gone way down over the last year. I am lucky that Mary Jo's is about 30 minutes away too. I've bought online from fabric.com, connecting threads, and one other place I can't remember. Its harder to me to match colors online.

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    You have to ask the craft dept. manager to order the fat quarters, rulers and things from the warehouse. They have a choice of what they can carry in their departments. The craft dept manager here orders everything she can from the list that has anything to do with sewing/quilting.

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    I am so sorry to hear that your new
    Walmart won't be carrying fabric any
    more!! :( I must say that I have a lot
    of good luck finding just what I want
    with online stores. They can have some
    pretty great sales. Enjoy your Walmart
    fabric's for as long as you can!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    Its harder to me to match colors online.
    There are a few online fabric stores that show you the coordinating fabrics:
    http://craftconn.com/
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/

    And many more which show you all the fabrics within a given collection.
    http://www.equilter.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by rannyof3
    Heck. I'm one of those gals that "want it know" and it's really hard for me to pick things out on line. Guess I'll have to learn, huh? Can and "old dog" really learn new tricks????
    GO to the expensive store and pick what you want and come home and buy on line for less. The only thing is the idea that the manufactures make several qualities of the same fabric (something I learned here) and you may not be getting exactly what you saw in the store.

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    We just got the new Super Wal mart in our town. We had a large craft/fabric department in old store. We have one small aisle of crafts in new store. Few ugly fq's,mostly pre packaged craft kits. This is suppose to be how the new stores are. I dont like it.

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    I only had two reasons to go the Wal Mart. One was my feed for my birds ( a macaw and an African Grey ) and to check out the fabric department. Now my fabric is gone and they have discontinued my birds favorite food. Now I will not be going there at all. I can find my bird food on line and buy my fabric at the LQS and the fabric store here. Bye Bye Wal Mart.

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