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Thread: Wow, I was impressed........

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    Wow, I was impressed........

    well, I had not been to the Walmart that has a Fabric Dept. (not the one closest to me - 7 miles-this one is about 25 miles away) for about a month, but a needed a notion and did not want to "travel" to the JoAnn-about 25 miles only in a different direction-more traffic, so there I was. Well, I was pleasantly surprised....not only had the dept. expanded with more bolts, and better, I might add, but more notions, and pre-cut jelly rolls, charms, and also 1/2yd and 1 yd, along with fat quarters, priced a lot more reasonably than LQS....plus they had some of their "old" bolts at clearance...actually two whole shelf units full.....and I had fun shopping.....and as I was having the fabric pieces cut I mentioned to the "associate" to let whomever is in charge know how great I thought the improvement was and "thanks".....she said altho the fabric was priced a little higher than previously it seemed to be getting good results. Sometimes I wonder about these surges in prices on various commodities.....gas, with its "shortages, causing this see-saw pricing, cotton shortage now causing the same for us.......my wallet has a shortage lately, so I will definitely continue to seek out the best possible price for what I need/want and shop there, just as if I want to go out to "eat", sometimes, McD is all I can swing........just had to say...thanks to Walmart for giving us another alternative for shopping........all my quilt projects are not intended to be Heirloom, just my personal therapy and if they don't last forever, I don't care......

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    I'm glad to see better quality fabrics than before.
    Peace is one of His greatest gifts.

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    With so many of my QB friends raving about WM's fabric, I decided to cruise through the fabric section yesterday when I was doing my shopping. I found a darling daisy print 60" wide for $2.00/yard. I bought 4 yards (should have bought the whole thing!! LOL) It has borders on it that I don't know how I will use, but for $2/yd, I could throw it away. I won't. Also bought some FQ for $.97. LQS has them for $3.50!!!

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    While I'm way out of range from any kind of Walmart over here....do not think you can't make something heirloom out of walmart fabric...make it love it and pass it on down the family chain! in 20 years people will not be looking and picking out the fabric you bought from walmart and comparing it to a LQS! Fabulous deals are wonderful no matter where you find them!! happy quilting!
    *Rachel*

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    Green with envy!

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    We have two WMs within driving distance (different directions) and the fabric selection is SO much better at one, than the other. I've seen some of the exact same fabrics, at Hobby Lobby, for more $. When I see sales bins, I search out the VIP by Cranston/Cranston Village bolts; most of them are very nice fabrics!

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    Not everyone can afford LQS prices, a simple fact of economics. I say use/buy what you can afford and enjoy yourself. Many times QB members purchase fabric from yard sales/thrift stores and are quite pleased with their hauls. So, have fun and be sure to share your results with us.

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    I'm certainly not a fabric snob, and it's hard to beat WalMart prices for new fabric! I never assume fabric is "better" because it costs more or is only sold at the LQS. I buy what looks and feels good, and is affordable. I am grateful for WalMart.
    Shirley in Arizona

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    the fabric is for quilts if there is a flaw, slub, misprint...you can 'fussy' cut around it.....so quilters can use fabrics that clothing sewers would have a nightmare about.

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    I hit that clearance section last week. Got a lot of fabric. Was pleased to see some fabric that I had bought previously and know how it washed up so I bought that (7 yards of that LOL) I'm thinking aprons for christmas this year. I am pretty picky about fabric but I think Auntie D. summed it up with her statement that Not everyone can afford LQS prices.

    Thank you Walmart for bringing the fabric back!

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