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    The good news: The TV news just reported that Walmart is adding back their line of fabrics.

    Tha bad news: Price of gas means you won't be able to afford to GET to Walmart to buy that fabric!!!

    :? :? :?

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    Good news, yay!!!. Bod news, too true.

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    How true - how sad.

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    Lol! True about everything'. I try to do all the errands together!

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    It just gets worse and worse. My car only gets 12 mpg around town, so I'm very careful to make as few trips as possible. I keep a list and shop the ads so I can do all the shopping in the same direction. It's been more than a month since I put gas in the car. People mock me for shopping at Walmart, but I can get most of what I want there. Once, a store had made a mistake and I had to drive back there. I told them how much it cost me to drive back there to fix their mistake and they gave me money to compensate... I was kind of surprised!

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    Ha ha ha!!

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    Wow, I wish the stoe I worked for would do that. We have customers that drive quite a ways to get there, sometimes mistakes happen and some do mention the cost of gas that makes the mistake worse.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    It just gets worse and worse. My car only gets 12 mpg around town, so I'm very careful to make as few trips as possible. I keep a list and shop the ads so I can do all the shopping in the same direction. It's been more than a month since I put gas in the car. People mock me for shopping at Walmart, but I can get most of what I want there. Once, a store had made a mistake and I had to drive back there. I told them how much it cost me to drive back there to fix their mistake and they gave me money to compensate... I was kind of surprised!

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    I am ever so grateful my WalMart is only 3 miles away :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    The good news: The TV news just reported that Walmart is adding back their line of fabrics.

    Tha bad news: Price of gas means you won't be able to afford to GET to Walmart to buy that fabric!!!

    :? :? :?
    Very good post!! Truer words were never spoken.

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    So true!! Made my 1st laugh of the day!!

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Amen

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    The good news: The TV news just reported that Walmart is adding back their line of fabrics.

    Tha bad news: Price of gas means you won't be able to afford to GET to Walmart to buy that fabric!!!

    :? :? :?
    Make it a once a month trip, get groceries etc while you are there to make the trip worthwhile.

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    I am very glad to have a local Walmart.
    Even tho I'm broke as a joke I was just in there on saturday and while waiting for an oil change I was petting fabric.
    There were 2 free patterns . . . one quilt of the month
    and one for spring with butterflys on it super cute!!
    and the April QOM for a 92X92 pattern was under $30.00 for all material.
    so yeah for all those getting fabrics back!!

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    Which Walmarts and where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    The good news: The TV news just reported that Walmart is adding back their line of fabrics.

    Tha bad news: Price of gas means you won't be able to afford to GET to Walmart to buy that fabric!!!

    :? :? :?
    Well, we can always walk anyway.
    I walk all the time, good for the soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    The good news: The TV news just reported that Walmart is adding back their line of fabrics.

    Tha bad news: Price of gas means you won't be able to afford to GET to Walmart to buy that fabric!!!

    :? :? :?
    aint it the trueth....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    The good news: The TV news just reported that Walmart is adding back their line of fabrics.

    Tha bad news: Price of gas means you won't be able to afford to GET to Walmart to buy that fabric!!!

    :? :? :?
    Make it a once a month trip, get groceries etc while you are there to make the trip worthwhile.
    We do -- we live 30 miles from the nearest Walmart - and Albertson's (a grocery store) is next door to it. So --we already manage our trips.

    As for walking -- NO way!!! It's 1 1/2 miles from our house to the DQ -- and nothing in between....kinda blows the idea of exercise when you walk to the DQ and get a big ice cream cone!!! ROL

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    The good news: The TV news just reported that Walmart is adding back their line of fabrics.

    Tha bad news: Price of gas means you won't be able to afford to GET to Walmart to buy that fabric!!!

    :? :? :?
    talked to a lady today that just opened a small fabric store, she claims she has spoken to the MAIN man at WM who assured her that our local WM would NOT be getting any fabric back. He told her that only WM's that had made money on fabric and were in RURAL areas with less than 10,000 population would be getting fabric back!

    Our WM fabric ALWAYS made money..tons of it..we are the largest town in 100 miles with nothing but rural towns around us...ALL who have 4-H, scouts, homeschooling, etc...

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    My Walmart has bolts of fabric but they are not fabric that could be used in a quilt. More like dressmakers fabrics. And a very limited amount of them.

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    it hit over $4.00 this morning in a city in the detroit area!
    i think i need a moped for shopping!

    i use
    www.gasbuddy.com to find the cheapest price in my area..

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    When we were first married, we lived in Pontiac, Mi. My childrendon't believe my stories of gas wars when gas got down to 25 cents a gallon. Ah, the good old days.

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    So true! I live so far in the country, trying to only go to town when I work anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    The good news: The TV news just reported that Walmart is adding back their line of fabrics.

    Tha bad news: Price of gas means you won't be able to afford to GET to Walmart to buy that fabric!!!

    :? :? :?
    You are so funny. Don't shop at Walmart. Everytime I do I come out mad and frustrated. The last time I was there was maybe 2 years ago. I had to scan all my own items, there wasn't a checker in sight. I don't mind doing a few things, but a whole cart, Thank you NO!

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    So the ears perk up when a neighbor or friend says they are going to Walmart..."Can I have a ride?". Give the driver a little something for the ride a-long. Better yet, carpool with friends.

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    Walking might be good for the soul, but it would be a 10 mile round trip walk for me!!

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