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Thread: Does anyone else LIKE WalMart fabrics?

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    Does anyone else like (or admit to liking) some of the fabrics from WalMart? (Please notice - I said SOME)

    True, WM does NOT have the selection of a nice LQS, but I have gotten some GREAT fabrics there.

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    I like some of their fabrics. I am just careful about what I buy. My Mom buys them also, and she has has no problems.

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    i also buy from walmart, i have gotten some nice fabric but as lov-quilts and cats says you have to be careful, i have not had any problem so far.

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    No. I have not bought from Walmart for a long time. I have finally purged all my WM fabric from my stash.

    I have had many of those fabrics fade and fall apart on some of the first quilts I ever made.

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    well... I should be crowned the wal mart queen,,lol.. I love it, and yes I love their fabric. I am not an expert quilter, but I like what I buy,, I stay away from the really thin ones,, but they have such a wonderful array to select....

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    I really like the Cranston Village VIP fabrics that they carry. They seem to always be really nice quality with a nice heft to them and good looking prints.

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    yep :thumbup: (here we go again ) :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I really like the Cranston Village VIP fabrics that they carry. They seem to always be really nice quality with a nice heft to them and good looking prints.
    We know that you also buy the LQS fabrics.

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    I think it totally depends on what you are going to use it for. Ours has some nice stuff, and some junk. I found some beautiful fabric the other day to add to the Asian quilt I am planning to make for one of my daughters. For 2 bucks a yard. You could not tell it was not from a LQS. I find good stuff for making clothing there all the time, but that is not where my interest is anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    yep :thumbup: (here we go again ) :lol:
    Someone always has to stir the pot!! Can I have a donut with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I really like the Cranston Village VIP fabrics that they carry. They seem to always be really nice quality with a nice heft to them and good looking prints.
    We know that you also buy the LQS fabrics.
    Yep, I buy from all over, whatever looks and feels right. :D

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    I certainly have bought fabric from walmart and have had no problems with it. I have made some entire quilts with walmart fabric and really, really liked them. Just my humble opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    yep :thumbup: (here we go again ) :lol:
    Someone always has to stir the pot!! Can I have a donut with that?
    QuiltingGrannie has taken over my donut business.
    I have a fruit stand now. ;-)

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    I was in my WM (Warsaw, Indiana) a couple days ago. They had a few carts full of A.E.Nathan fabrics, new on the bolt and sealed in shrink wrap. They had the cutest prints. No price yet, but I would be anxious to see what those will be priced. Our fabric prices went up from $2.44 to $2.97 and the $4.44 went up to $4.97. I don't buy much from WM, but there are times when I have seen some really nice fabrics there, and if I like it and cannot see my hand thru it, I will buy it.

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    i love some of their patterns on the fabric. I have actually just bought about a week or so ago 3 yards for two different quilts i am making.

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    Yup. I have bought some fabric that I really like at Wal-Mart, made quilts out of it, and it's held up just fine. You just have to be careful, like you have to be careful anywhere you spend money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    Yup. I have bought some fabric that I really like at Wal-Mart, made quilts out of it, and it's held up just fine. You just have to be careful, like you have to be careful anywhere you spend money.
    well said! :thumbup:

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    Yes, I like their fabric. I have found some good deals too. It depends on what you want. I look every time I go there. I understand they are going to get rid of selling fabric in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    yep :thumbup: (here we go again ) :lol:
    Someone always has to stir the pot!! Can I have a donut with that?
    QuiltingGrannie has taken over my donut business.
    I have a fruit stand now. ;-)
    That's cool....cause we are all bananas anyways.....lol

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    Since I frequent WM at least 4 times a month, I HAVE to visit the fabric department. Alot (about 90%) of my fabric comes from Wal Mart, yes they have some pretty good fabric there. I've seen better at Jo-Ann's, but I will not pay $8.99 a yd when I can get pretty close to the same at Wal-Mart for about $3 less. Because of what I'm making right now, I'm going to purchase better quality fabric because it must withstand the coming school years use.

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    We lost the fabric dept. last year. Anybody use their precut packs?

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    Has anyone knowingly used similar fabrics from different sources side by side and done a "Consumer Reports" testing on them?

    I keep hearing about the three different grades of the same print - and yes, I have seen the same print on different fabrics - but I have never seen, for example, three different grades of the SAME print of a VIP fabric. I have seen different weights of VIP fabric, but not of the SAME print/design.

    Just wondering if anyone has been able to actually acquire (or at least seen, in person) "all three" grades at the same time.

    I've been somewhat limiting my spending for the past few years, so - my information may be quite out of date.

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    I like a lot of the WM fabrics. I have done several quilt of the month quilts and had many complements on them. I too really check their fabric choices before I buy. Sometimes I substitute another fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    yep :thumbup: (here we go again ) :lol:
    Someone always has to stir the pot!! Can I have a donut with that?
    QuiltingGrannie has taken over my donut business.
    I have a fruit stand now. ;-)
    That's cool....cause we are all bananas anyways.....lol
    maybe we are the monkeys that eat the bananas ;)

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    I can't say I've actually compared side by side but, I did order a Beatles panel from an online site along with several coordinating prints. The prints were great but the panel was skewed. I saw the same panel in Walmart (quite unexpectedly) and it was printed just as poorly.
    If I had seen it first at WM I would have assumed it was a second.

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