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Thread: Local Walmart is now stocking a Sewing Dept

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    Local Walmart is now stocking a Sewing Dept

    It has finally happened here in Spanaway, WA. Whoo Hooo! I noticed that areas were being moved around and then noticed bolts of fabric, notions and sewing machines. There was even one bolt that tempted me, nice fabric. They are not finished yet so I will visit in a couple of days to see the progress.
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    Ours too! The cutting table is up and the fabric is coming in slowly. The clerk said the fabric is of finer quality...that reamins to be seen. I have found very good quality and very poor quality there. I am looking forward to checking it all out. Glad your local Wally World is getting fabric as well.

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    Some of the fabric at Wall mart is just as good as Joans. Some is thin as paper. Just touch before you buy.

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    Caroline and Oma I am so happy for you. Walmart is the only fabric store in town here. I have to travel about thirty miles to a LQS. Have found some really nice fabrics at WM but as nvb50 says, feel the fabric. I liked it when they had their $1.00 racks, often found some really nice pieces there.
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    Today at our WalMart there was fabric for $1.00 and $2.00 per yard. It was nice fabric...

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    The Walmart here has always had a fabric dept. Feel the fabric before you purchase it. Some is paper thin. I brought some easter fabric that was so thin that I used it to just cover my coffee table.

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    The fabric department in our Walmart is being overtaken by crafts - luckily we have 3 quilt shops, a Hobby Lobby and Hancocks to choose from.

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    You girls are lucky. Our Wally got rid of their fabric(against volumes of protests) except for one aisle of pre-cuts and packaged lengths. Last week, they did away with most of that. Now just about 6 feet of lousy pre-cuts and junk! I am in the country and this town is the nearest for us to shop. Now we have two small quilt shops, but it's almost 100 miles to any place for discount fabric and supplies.

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    Those who are happy to have the fab back in their local Walmart should contact corp and let them know it is a welcome return/addition....I did.

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    I'm told that our Walmart will get it's fabric back in 2014 when it does it's re-model again.
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    I was told they were going to 'redo' the sewing area. Well...they did. Put in pre cuts (very small section), not bad, but did away with the batting! I have been getting more batting than I will ever buy of fabric there. Boy are they losing sales!! So disappointed!
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    I was told by manager of material department here that all would be material back as there was a class action law suit that if men could have hunting and fishing, women should have material and crafts and so they would be bringing it back. but by all means, contact corporate and store manager and complain about lack of, squeeky wheel gets the goods (greese). If enough pople bitch they will listen. Also district if you can find out how. And have all you friends do the same, even if they don't sew.

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    Wall-Mart has some good fabrics and some are not so good...It is good to have it back.....I missed it....

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    Our local Wallyworld has always had a sewing dept. since I've been here. I get a lot of remnants from them. Picked up fabric yesterday and there was like 5/8 yard left. I went ahead and took it also. It was pink and I have 4 GDs. Works for me. Ours carries the fatquarters and layer cakes, skinny stax. Irritates me though, people go in and just to make sure they really are the size they say they are on the manufacturers package, they still have to open. Spoke with the clerk and she called security because one person opened 4 packages to get the colors she wanted. Then threw the rest back. They told her to leave. I asked if they got her for shoplifting and they didn't know what to charge her with.(?). It's called shoplifting. manager should have been fired. he certainly didn't have his head in the right place.

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    It's great to have fabric back in many more Walmart stores. However it would help if they also had someone there to cut it without waiting forever for someone to come from another department.

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    I was walking through the brand-new Walmart near us yesterday, and noted they had a fabric department.

    There were signs there that marked the bolts on one rack "premium quilting fabric." I looked at the quality of the fabric and one thought immediately came to mind. That was. "In what alternate universe could one actually consider this junk "premium quilting fabric?""

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    In our small town near a large city, Wmart has not had any fabric in their store here but I see where they have started offering sewing machines, notions, etc. Bought some bobbins which is one of the best ways to ensure they will keep sewing notions in the store. Demand is the real reason to continue the service. The larger Wmart in the city has a limited quantity of high quality fabric for quilting @ $12.98 a yd plus lesser quality and pricing. I still prefer Hancock's or quilt shops when conveniently located. Love when Walmart marks down good fabric.

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    The Bonney Lake, WA store has fabric - it's a great place to get $1 and $2 sale fabric for my 9-year-old daughter (she loves to practice, practice, practice!). And I found some really nice flannel and made a couple of baby quilts. Walmart online carries quite a few nice brand quilting notions and books not found in their store at great prices - I've ordered numerous times and had it shipped to the store for free. Overall am very pleased with Walmart!
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