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Thread: Walmart fabric, again.

  1. #101
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    I live in Las Vegas. The nearby Walmart is now undergoing the big remodel and the fabrics are going away. The manager of the department told me that another Walmart in town would still carry the fabrics. She didn't know which one, so I'll have to search them out I guess. I haven't ever seen the BOM at my local Walmarts. It is very frustrating. I really dislike having to pay $9 and up at the LQS.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    The store in Dade City, Florida did have the sales, but they WERE NOT marked or advertised -

    And then one day everything was loaded up and taken away.
    Mine in Cumming GA went the same way. There are a few really awful pieces still there, but the rest is GONE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn Luker
    I live in Las Vegas. The nearby Walmart is now undergoing the big remodel and the fabrics are going away. The manager of the department told me that another Walmart in town would still carry the fabrics. She didn't know which one, so I'll have to search them out I guess. I haven't ever seen the BOM at my local Walmarts. It is very frustrating. I really dislike having to pay $9 and up at the LQS.....
    You are sooo lucky to have a store to have a shop like Nancy's Quilt shop in the area! I visited there when we were in the area several years ago - it's fantatic. I'd LOVE to have a shop like that near me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    My camera is giving me a white screen. I guess it's a goner. :thumbdown:

    I found a working camera. I try to buy one fabric I really don't like that much because this helps me to be more creative. The large pink floral is the one I don't really like. The top two are my favorites.
    BellaBoo..that top fabric is possibly the one I am missing from Memories...only it looks more tourquoisey than the sage green of Memories but I'm sure it's the same pattern.
    I I pm'd you..but perhaps I should put it out to this group to see if anyone does have extra of that one fabric....thank you for your help...hugs SG

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoAnnGC
    Quote Originally Posted by JoAnnGC
    For anyone who is interested in doing so, you may contact Walmart corporate HQ through wallmart.com. This is what I sent them today:

    I am a member a very large international group of quilters who have a discussion forum on Quiltingboard.com and am writing to express our collective extreme disappointment that so many Walmart stores have discontinued their fabric departments and that there are plans to do the same in many other, if not all, Walmarts throughout the United States. For as long as I can remember Walmart has been the go-to location for affordable fabric and sewing notions, not only for quilters but also for those who sew clothing, crafts and home decor items. Despite the resurgent popularity of quilting and home sewing Walmart has chosen to turn its corporate back on those of us who have patronized your stores for so many years. We want you to reconsider this unfortunate decision and bring back this offering. We are compiling a list of Walmart stores that still sell fabric so that we can post this on our quilting board's website as a reference for our members. I would greatly appreciate it if you would email that information to me. Thank you very much. I look forward to your response.

    I will be very surprised if I get a respons from them but will definitely post it if I do.
    This is the response I got this morning from Walmart:

    Thank you for your message.

    Dear JoAnn,

    Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding the fabric department in your local store. As with any merchandise decision that we make, we have based our decision to reduce the stitching and fabric departments on customer demand, which does not appear to be as high today for a full stitching and fabric offering in some markets as it may have been at Walmart in the past.

    In keeping with our emphasis on being a store of the community, Walmart is converting the fabrics and crafts department in some stores to a newly expanded assortment of merchandise that focuses on life's celebrations. We are thrilled to offer our customers this exciting new crafts and celebrations center that makes available craft and party planning needs along with information on current trends and new ideas in the area of life's celebrations, such as holidays, weddings and birthdays.

    In those stores where the new crafts and celebrations center is placed, merchandise commonly referred to as 'notions' will be included in the product offerings - such as sewing machines, yarn, needles, thread, etc. As a part of this conversion, most of our new and remodeled stores that opened earlier this year, as well as a small number of existing stores, will feature the new crafts and celebrations center in place of bolt fabrics. Walmart will continue to carry cut fabric in most of our stores. Due to the continued evaluation of our stores, we are unable to share a list of existing stores scheduled to receive the new crafts and celebrations center at this time.

    Sincerely,
    Walmart Customer Care
    I also wrote and got the same reply....possibly a form letter??? Here in Naples Fl we have 2 WM's with great fabric dept. I just found out about the BoM from WM thru this thread and only one of the stores carries it. I bought all but one fabric for the Memories...It is beautiful materials in wonderful patterns....i pd $2.97 a yard. I'm hoping someone has extra of DT-9336CW-2 (Fabric B)....I pm'd BellaBoo to thank her for giving us this info and to see if she possibly had that fabric. The lady at one of the WM's said the letters to WM had kept their fabric dept open....hugs to all of you SG

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    I just spoke to someone at A.E. Nathan in New York. He assured me that "not all WalMarts are doing away with their fabric." I read him the reply that we have all received from WalMart and he wanted to know who signed it. Apparently he thought because I have a pronounced Texas accent that I am illiterate.
    I asked him whether there would be other outlets for A.E. Nathan fabrics and the block of the month. He said all they need is WalMart. I asked him if A.E. Nathan will go out of business when WalMart takes all the fabric out of all the stores and he said, "We haven't got that far." He also said that Nathan has order for BOM through 2010, but does not have a list of stores that will carry it. "You will have to get the list for yourself," he said. So much for customer service!

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    Looks like all he has is a contract for six more months of Walmart. And what did Walmart do with all the fabric taken out of the stores? It was whisked away by truck. It wasn't taken to the other stores that still sell fabric, that isn't done.

    When Hancock's Fabrics closed the store here, the store has lots of bolts of fabric not sold. I asked what was going to happen to the left over fabric. The rep Hancock sent down to oversee the closing of the store said it would be taken to the dump. Everyone was shocked to hear that. We all said WHY? Why not donate it?
    She said it would be doused with a heavy oil so the fabric could not be salvageable. She said that's Hancock's policy. That's the way it's done. And she agreed it was such waste. I haven't bought anything from a Hancock's Fabric store since. FYI: Hancock's of Paducah is not Hancock's Fabrics

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    I always hate to hear about something like that! What a waste. For goodness sakes, they could at least donate it, and receive a tax break!

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    I would like to say that if your walmart store carries fabric you
    are very lucky indeed. I really enjoyed shopping there. I have
    purchased some poor quality fabric and would like to see sewing
    section in our walmart again
    Thanks for the info.
    mary Daw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    I just got the newest Walmart quilt of the month. I's called 'Memories' . I just loved the fabrics! I do like doing most of them if I like toe colors and feel of the fabric. I made 2 tops at my last retreat that were quilts of the month and had lots of complements on them. My fellow quilters didn't believe they were from Walmart !
    I haven't seen that pattern. Who is it by? Could you post it so we can all see it?
    Angie

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