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Fabric at Wal-Mart $7.46 ?

Old 02-17-2012, 12:05 AM
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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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Old 02-17-2012, 03:15 AM
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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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Old 02-17-2012, 04:05 AM
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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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Old 02-17-2012, 04:37 AM
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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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Old 02-17-2012, 05:09 AM
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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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Old 02-17-2012, 05:57 AM
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Our walmart has pretty fabric and the highes I seen is $5.97
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:54 AM
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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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Old 02-17-2012, 08:12 AM
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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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Old 02-17-2012, 08:32 AM
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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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