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Thread: We have a Walmart

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    We have a Walmart

    Our new Walmart - a small super Walmart - opened Wednesday (a week ago). Since I work I was not able to make it to opening day. I went last night expecting no material or at best material in 2 yard packages. What I found was 2 isles of bolts of material.

    I get a lot of the material for our Youth Camp crafts from Walmart. So now I don't have to go out of my way when I get off work to go to a Walmart. I can just head for home, stop at the Walmart and be home when I leave there in minutes.

    YEAH - - say what you want to about Walmart but I work hard for my money and Walmart lets me stretch it.

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    Way cool. We have a super walmart about 5 minutes away. A few years ago, they brought back bolts of fabric and for the most part it was okay. Lately though the selection has gotten horrible and their prices have skyrocketed and lots of fabric now cost the same as Joanns and Joanns has gotten mighty expensive that for the amount of money youll spend might as well go to a local quilt shop.
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    The fabric at Walmarts seem to vary with the management. Some in our area are good and some are lousy. Good luck with yours.

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    I was in mine last week and they wee bringing a lot of new fabric and it was some of the best I have seen there lately. I didn't have time to look long so need to go back and take a good look.

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    I have a Walmart practically in my backyard. 3 blocks away. I've gotten same fabric there as JF and Hancocks. I need to stretch my budget too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonymac View Post

    YEAH - - say what you want to about Walmart but I work hard for my money and Walmart lets me stretch it.
    That's right! Good idea to ward off the "hoity-toity" early.
    Enjoy your new WalMart

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    I have found at our Walmart some good, some bad. There is a big variance in quality. Just look carefully and see if it will do for your projects and it will be fine. The hardest part at ours is finding someone to cut the fabric.

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    I am so jealous. Our Walmarts (there are 2) stopped carrying fabric about 2 years ago
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    Green with envy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmickChick View Post
    That's right! Good idea to ward off the "hoity-toity" early.
    Enjoy your new WalMart
    Really? Just because some choose to use thier budget differently? Some choose to stretch a quilting budget by shopping at Walmart other use thiers to buy a lesser amount of higher quality fabric at a quilt shop so what!
    Neither is right or wrong they are just different.

    Nonymac that great I'm glad you have someplace close to you for fabrics, nothing worse than driving out of your way or making a special trip and not finding what you want. At least this way your stop is not a waste of your time I mean who the heck walks out of Walmart without at least something to show for it.
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    Not all Walmarts carry the same items, ​you can shop online then have it sent to YOUR Walmart free of charge. (to search for fabrics you have to put fabrics in search) Good when looking for something specific. I have ordered a few quilting items that way.
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    I haven't, as yet, bought quilting fabric from Walmart. The material I get from them is usually used for camp crafts (they love making a new pillow every year) or doll clothes for my DNs Amerian Girl Doll and other various craft projects.

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    My area Walmart has fabric and they are still trying to get rid of the awful Christmas fabric they had last year. Don't care for their fabric designs and they don't carry a complete line of matching fabrics. So matching is a problem.
    My favorite quilt shop is online and called Connecting Threads. I buy a lot from them. They also send catalogs.

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    I buy and have bought fabrics from Walmart and it is very good. They do have thinner fabrics for cheap prices. I always go by the feel of fabric.
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    I love to buy material from my Wal Mart.
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    I have been buying fabric from Wal-Mart since we moved up here in 1997. Only 1 quilt shop locally and one fabric shop and they are more in to upholstery fabric. Some is good, some so so and some is not good, but when your retired and have to watch every penny you can find some great buys. Also ordered and bought some supplies on line and in store. Just like some people will only drive a Cadillac it depends on taste, expectations and INCOME. We all do what is right for us, or should to live within our means.

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    I like Walmart when they have good fabric--and was quite fond of Hobby Lobby for awhile because I thought I was getting good prices when I saw the 40% off all over the store, then bought some fabric and lo and behold, the fabric was priced at the 40% off price when I was looking at the price, then when I noticed the price she wrote down, it was the same as the ticket, and when I commented on it, she told me the 40% off was figured into that price. So I paid $8.97 for a piece of fabric that I mentally figured around $5.00 and was OK with that, but not $9.00. Oh well, so I don't shop at Hobby Lobby for fabric anymore. I like good fabric, but I also watch what I spend per yard for fabric, and I have been disappointed with HL fabric a time or two when I got home and washed and dried it.
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    At our WalMart we too have a difficult time finding someone to cut the fabric. But then I have more time than money.

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    have found lots of good deals at wal-mart glad you got one close to you!!
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