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Thread: It finally came into Walmart ($1.50-$2.00 fabric)

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    Our WalMart has a couple of the same prints as JoAnns. Suprise. They also have some of the thin stuff, but most of their fabric is $5.00 to $7.00, if you consider that cheap. Some of the lQS fabric and JoAnns is coming in at $12.00 plus. Of course the oranges today at Kroger were $8.00 a bag. To each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mimm View Post
    There are two huge bins of $1.50 per yard fabric at my local Walmart - but when I touch it, it is thin enough to read through, scratchy, flimsy, and so poor quality, I would not use it for ANY quilt. I have not seen a stitch of fabric in my local Walmart worth buying - at any price. I sure hope your shop gets some better choices in.

    ditto here....just not worth my time and hard earned $$

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhaess View Post
    Thought you might want to know that ACMore has a great sale on right now. I bought three yard packs of fabric for 9.99. They are normally 19.99. Much of it is very good quality. I also purchased canvas panals 6 per pack 8x10 and 5 per pack 9x12 to use for fabric storage. The panels are 100% pure cotton. They were also half price. 3.40 and 3.99. Just thought you might like to know.
    I always like to know about sales, especially good ones. I don't think I have ever heard of ACMore. It isn't familar to me here in our area of Oregon, if they are in Oregon at all. Thank you any way it will help those who do know where one is.
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    I have made children's quilts with this fabric. My great-nephew, 5 years old, told me the reason he sits under his tented quilt is because it just like being in church with the color windows.
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    I love the WalMart $1.00 bin for costumes for plays. I hate to see the country of manufacture when looking at some of those fabrics though....
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    I researched the top 5 fabric exporting countries. They are India, China, Bandalalash, Pakistan and Turkey. The top 5 cotton fabric exporting countries are China, India, Korea, Pakistan and Turkey. So just which countries are the favorite with those looking for really good LQS fabric?
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    Cheap (as in poor quality) and inexpensive are not necessarily synonymous.

    Expensive and high/good quality are not always synonymous, either.

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    Sometimes the fabric is the same pattern as in LQS but the thread count is usually lower in the fabric at Walmart
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    19 years ago I bought fabric from Walmart to make a quilt for DH and I. It was better fabric then they sell today and the quilt I made is still in use today. It has had many, many washings and there is not a faded, frayed or torn spot in it. There is a picture of it in my Avitar...next to missgigglewings.

    Its the one with the dark green borders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valsma View Post
    A few weeks back I posted a topic about a
    tip the manager at our local Walmart told me about two pallets of cheap fabric coming in.
    Finally it came in the other day and I stopped to look at it. There are lots of pretty prints in everything from florals to juvenile prints and others. So here's the thing the bolt end says "undetermined fiber content." If I had to guess it is a poly/cotton blend. Thin and not good enough for quilts. To bad to there are some beautiful prints I would love to buy.
    Saw it today and agree--pretty prints but not nice fabrics.

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