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Thread: Walmart batting

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    Senior Member Lisa's Avatar
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    I just got back from Walmart. Checked out the fabric section of course, noticed they have been thinning it out quite a bit. Then I saw thier batting, they had the poly high loft and low loft King/Queen all marked down from 11.98 to 5.00. They also had the cotton batting full size marked down to 5. They had the poly high and low loft full also at 5. Needless to say I had to check out and go to my car and empty my buggy so there would be room for food (which is what I went for) lol. I have gotten into using the cottton batting but they only had 3 of them left, I snatched up all 3 of those and then enough of the other to keep my mom and I stocked for awhile. I asked the girl there if they were closing fabric out and she said they would be remodeling next year and if it's going to get phased out it will happen then. She said all the other stores in this region have phased it out when it came thier turn to remodel. Our JoAnn's closed, I have a Hancocks and 2 other Walmarts close enough to shop at, one of them is brand new and has the "mini" sewing dept., the other one is older I don't know when or if they plan to remodel. Regardless, I have my batting stocked up! :D

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    Good for you!

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    Awesome Deal :D

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    The laast time I was in my walmart , I noticed it looked a little lean on fabric. The ladies told me they are losing a few fabric lines but have many more new one they are bringing in. There are not many notions and out a bit of batting but it sells a lot of fabric, so looks like it is staying
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    My Wal-Mart near me is not closing the fabric dept, but they are in the process of building s super Wal-Mart just across the street, so I wonder if it will be phased out then. Stinky Walmart.

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    Wow! That's a great deal!

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    :D Wow! I'm going to Walmart! The one in St Augustine, Fl is very good. I got a lot of fabric when we were down there in Nov. They said they were keeping their stock but I'm not sure of the one near my home in MI?? You DO have to be careful of the fabric, though. i got some that ended up being very hard to work with & I could really see the difference from the quilt shop fabrics! I'm starting to 'haunt' the sales racks in the quilt shops & get better stuff! If you're going to put all that work into something, you should use the best materials you can afford. You CAN get some good stuff there but be careful! Just a tip: I have been getting 100% cotton thread from"Connecting Threads" It is Egyptian cotton & NOT 'fuzzy'. It's on sale now for$1.59 for 1200 yds, size 50. Satin finish. Very good buy, lots of colors! Happy sewing!! I just had surgery on my shoulder so won't be sewing sant time soon but can't wait to get back! Will make me work harder in therapy! haha!

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    I did the same thing at our Walmart. I pray to God my husband doesn't look under the two guest beds....:):)

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    I too just came from Wall Mart and all of them here in the Tucson have stopped selling material and batting but one. They too are going to phase it all out and we do have quilting stores, but they charge an arm and a let for this stuff and your first born to boot. I know they things that are sold at the fabric quilt stores is better, but when you are just learning and want to practice on things, I sure don't want to spend 9 or 10 dollars a yard for this stuff. Today and bought the rest of the ream of the soft and natural batting for 2.74 a yard and paid about 12 dollars for the balance and I bought one piece of 36X36 craft size for 5.00 at the quilting store.

    Anyway, I just had to put my two cents in and wish Wall Mart would not stop selling this stuff!!!!

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    That dog is adorable!!!!!! I want one!!

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