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Thread: Fabric at Wal-Mart $7.46 ?

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    Fabric at Wal-Mart $7.46 ?

    I just left Wal-Mart and they had some new fabric by Fabric Traditions that was priced for $7.46. This is the first time I've seen it above $6.00.

    I must say the selection was very pretty. Unfortunately I can't say it felt any different than their other fabric. They really have some pretty AE Nathan fabric though.

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    wow I will be checking our walmart. haven't been in since before Christmas because trying to use alot of what I have..

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    fabric at our WM is $5.98 but it is very poor quality. Looks great, feels terrible. I would never use if for anything but crafts. Way too much work to make a quilt and then use something this bad.

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    I can't imagine paying that much for WalMart fabric. Occasionally I buy fabric there, but not for quilts. I agree, too much work involved to use cheap fabric. I do use their fabric for children's projects, but not for my projects. If that makes me a snob, then so be it. I want my quilts to last for awhile at least.
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    I've been checking out the fabric at different Walmarts and I'm seeing the same thing. Very poor quality, so I'm there with you, my time is not worth using inferior fabric.
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    Our walmart has pretty fabric and the highes I seen is $5.97

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    I was really shocked at the rising prices at Walmart, too. But since Walmart is one of my biggest sources for fabric-I really do use their material to make quilts-it's still better that LQS on my beyond limited budget! I will also agree that sometimes WM's quality is lacking, can't go too cheap, but then I don't buy what I don't feel it right for my purpose. Sometime when reading reactions of others about Walmart I feel out of place. So I just want beginners to know (especially when starting out) it's okay to use Walmart fabrics, it's cheaper when making mistakes while learning. I just think of the origins of the quilt and the materials that were used. I guess to me the finished quilt is perfect because it's made with love, on the sum total of it's parts
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    Before mine stopped carrying fabric, they carried a nice line and a cheaper line. Mine has not started carrying fabric again so I don't know what they have. I made a lot of things from what I bought from then back then that still look great after a lot of use and washing.

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    I'll have to check out the Walmart that carries fabric.

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    My Walmart doesn't carry "lines" of fabric, or maybe it's all been picked through. Every once in a while, I'll go look at their fabric but my stores sells the "cardboard" type fabric. It's stiff in a bad way. And like I said, there's no matching fabric, except maybe one other piece.
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    I too use Wal-Mart fabrics. I also buy at LQS all over, but there I only buy from the discontinued rack which is sometimes cheaper than Wal-Mart..... I don't need the newest fabrics out there and my pocketbook doesn't like it either. In 2009 I had to have one line that was new and loved and just recently I have found another line that I just might 'have' to have... But both of them are slated for a specific project. One top is done the other in the 'works'. That is why I have a stash, so that I can have a variety without walking out and spending lots of bucks at once.

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    I wish my Walmart would bring back fabric!

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    I've bought some fabric at Wal Mart before the holidays and it was very nice I forget the name of it you just have to be careful when buying. Sue

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    When my Walmart had fabric, there were some of the same fabric I could buy at my LQS but about $5 less. Now we just have the cheap pre-cuts.

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    None of our WalMarts even carry fabric anymore, at least that I've been able to find...
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    All the comments here are very interesting here because I'm sitting here holding pieces of Robert Kaufman and Timeless Treasure material and it feels exactly like the other piece I'm holding which is the one I purchased from Wal-Mart two days ago. Hmmm, Wonder how that happens?

    No doubt,there are some fabrics that are very thin and poor in quality at Wal-Mart no doubt, but perhaps there are some of better quality that are being added... that is unless my fingers have lost their touch discrimination.
    Last edited by Gladys; 02-18-2012 at 10:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    When my Walmart had fabric, there were some of the same fabric I could buy at my LQS but about $5 less. Now we just have the cheap pre-cuts.
    Tartan, I'm so sorry. Where I used to live that happened.

    But here our old store had fabric and when they built the new Wal-Mart the fabric department was transferred and the size and amount was increased. We have about 4 aisles full of fabric.

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    Just wanted to bump this up to see if anyone else who has fabric at their Wal-Mart has these prices. I did notice they have a few new lines and producers too.

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    My WM has packaged fabric, package in 2 yards for $10.96. Its not the best fabric and the prints are not pleasing. Not sure if this WM ever had a fabric dept since we just moved to town 8 months ago.

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    One Walmart nearby has David Textile fabrics which is quilt shop quality for $4.79 a yard. The other Walmarts near by does not have David Textile fabrics. The one that has the DT fabrics, the fabric dept manager orders it directly from the rep. She said all the fabric managers had to do was have the rep come to their store. Walmart has contracts with the company.
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    firstly one must understand that not all WM fabric departments are created equal! Those stores that never lost their fabric and now have enlarged depts actually have the better fabric. THat is because they actually have a dept. mgr and store mgr that understand the value of the fabric dept. some stores that got fabric added back in do NOT have dept mgrs and usually have store mgrs that are angry that they had to give up valuable electronics space to something so unworthy of their time and payroll dollars! Ours at least has more than just the pre-cuts, which are just horrid, BUT it is never kept up, you can never find help, etc because it is not considered a dept., just a time wasting area to the store mgr. The fabrics they get in are whatever WM HQ sends them. Nobody gets to actually "ORDER" anything! I have been the stores that never lost their fabric, it is a real DEPT with a staff and mgr and it is amazing the difference. However, the prices, are rising daily! I have seen some upwards of $10+ dollars and yet the quality is still not the best. SO, basically what I am saying is, what WM might have is not necessarily the RULE of thumb or the NORM for all of the WM's! One must actually go out and visit several WM's of varying sizes, etc to really get a good /true account of what the fabric is like out there! Same with the LQS's though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendsy View Post
    I was really shocked at the rising prices at Walmart, too. But since Walmart is one of my biggest sources for fabric-I really do use their material to make quilts-it's still better that LQS on my beyond limited budget! I will also agree that sometimes WM's quality is lacking, can't go too cheap, but then I don't buy what I don't feel it right for my purpose. Sometime when reading reactions of others about Walmart I feel out of place. So I just want beginners to know (especially when starting out) it's okay to use Walmart fabrics, it's cheaper when making mistakes while learning. I just think of the origins of the quilt and the materials that were used. I guess to me the finished quilt is perfect because it's made with love, on the sum total of it's parts
    Guess I'm a little late in responding to this but I have started to ignore any postings with the words "Walmart" and "Fabric" in the title. It is such an over worked topic.

    To members such as Wendsy, don't EVER let anyone make you think that your work is inferior because of where you buy your fabrics. People buy what they can afford. You already stated that you make sure you feel the fabric and if it doesn't feel right to you, you don't buy it. You have the concept down. I do the same thing if I am at Walmart, Joanns AND quilt shops. There are absolutely no rules as to what fabric you can use in a quilt or where you have to buy your fabrics to be accepted. It is wonderful that quilters have choices as to where they buy their fabrics, it is just not a requirement to buy the top of the line of everything.
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    You can buy top of the line fabric cheaper than Wal-Mart fabric.

    http://www.5bucksayard.com/
    http://aaaquilterssupply.bizland.com/store/page7.html
    http://www.quiltingcotton.com/
    http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/inde...0&redirect=yes

    All have fabric for $5 bucks a yard or less.

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    Sorry about the double post. I'm getting weird errors.
    Last edited by Scissor Queen; 02-29-2012 at 07:32 AM.

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    I have also bought fabric online, spent $10/yd and when it came it was nothing but crap! Time restrictions forced me to use it, but will never buy from that vendor again. Shows me that when you buy online, you have to be very careful, because you can't feel that fabric.

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