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Thread: FYI - Walmart

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    Since I'm in Halls I will keep that in mind.Thanks for the info.

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    Ours in SW Minnesota still has fabric and wonderful ladies to help you with matching fabric colors. Sure would miss it if they ever took out the fabric....to the point of maybe not even shopping again. Only for the reason I love to sometimes just stop in the department to see what new has arrived. One LQS, otherwise have to travel 180 round trip...that would surely cut my spending down :(

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    In Jacksonville, TX, south of Tyler, we are supposed to be going to quarterial to rounds(?). Am I saying that right? No skiens of material to choose from, only small amounts. We signed a large petition which, of course, did no good at all.

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    One of my friends went to her local Walmart in Mesquite, TX last Saturday and all of the fabric is on sale because they're getting rid of it. She bought about 100 yards and said she only paid $1-$1.50 a yard. I'm going over there tomorrow morning to see what is left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    I think all Wal Marts around here are getting rid of fabrics, some craft stuff and crap that would seem not to be very profitable, I don't think most people would buy. Expanded the electronics dept., which I don't buy, okay for now as I have tons and tons of fabrics, if I need a match for something I will go to a Jo Anns, we several not too far away.
    Okay, Ladies, think on this: More and more merchandise in WM is imported from China. Hmmmm, maybe China hasn't yet gone into production of fabrics, so WM is forced to buy domestic fabrics manufactured in this country, meaning WM does not make as much profit on it. So, until they can buy cheap imports from some other country, they will do away with U.S. produced items. Back in the 70's I lived in Arkansas and shopped at the very first WM in Springdale, AR. Mr. Sam Walton was alive and well, in control, and had the motto: "Buy American"! He didn't sell anything foreign unless it was unavailable or not produced in this Country. What happened to this ethic?

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    I stopped at the WalMart in Coldwater MI on the way home from Indiana today. They still have the bolts, so I asked if they were keeping their department. I was told that there isn't a JoAnns close by so they would be keeping their fabric department. Not long after they built that store they went from bolts to the hanging fabric. (2 yd cuts) I wanted 2 1/2 yds and wasn't going to buy the extra just to get the 1/2 yard so they lost that sale. I told them I wouldn't buy precuts. I was one of the people that complained and I'm sure many others did because they went back to the bolts. Maybe if enough people complain about the cuts they will go back to bolts in other stores. This was sometime between 2000-2004 because I would stop at that WalMart everytime I would go visit my son at college.

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    We're lucky we still have fabric and a cutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    My WalMart had 5 yard bolts for $5.00 yesterday. I've never seen that before. The fabrics weren't what I would typically buy 5 yards of, but could be nice for little girl sundresses, or pillowcases, etc.
    The last time I went looking for white material and saw the above, I asked the salesclerk if she thought the fabric was 100% cotton and she said she didn't know. It felt really stiff, as if it had a lot of sizing on it. I liked the colors and would have bought a 5 yard cut (well a lot of 5 yard cuts, I would have shared with a friend lol) but did not want it if it was not 100% cotton. It says on the end that it is from unknown origin and unknown content. A lady wanted to buy 2 yards but was told she had to purchase the entire 5 yards and she declined it and left.

    Another funny thing about this was the salesclerk told me someone asked her to measure it to make sure it was 5 yards and the clerk told her of course it was, it says 5 and the company wouldn't mark it as 5 if it wasn't. :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    It seems like the stores in areas with any sort of other fabric/craft stores within 30 miles are getting rid of fabric and crafts. The ones with greater distance to other options seem to have been more successful in retaining their fabric and craft departments.
    That's not the case in our area. The first to go were the ones in places that didn't have other sources close. The one closest to a Hancock's and Hobby Lobby still has fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    My family no longer work for walmart So I can't get the information.
    Well I can take that back.
    My son in law got his job back.
    I will see what I can find out Hes in Madisonville Tenn

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    I have 4 Wal-Marts in my general area.....don't ask...I don't know why. I only shop in 3 of them. Of those 3, 1 removed material entirely and did not get replaced with the 2-yd cuts, etc for the two facing walls. 1 went to the 2-yd cuts, etc for the two facing walls. They have jelly rolls, fat quarters, 5 in squares (can't remember what they're called), 3 yds total in coordinating fabric, batting, fiberfill, sewing machines, etc. They even sell regular name brand sewing patterns. The 3rd store will be remodeling and they will still have fabric to be cut but I won't know any more than that until it is finished.

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    i cruised through ours after work yesterday. it's due for a second remodel in february. the fab department will almost certainly be eliminated then.

    it's ironic, really. they have really improved the selection in our store, and it's 75% good stuff. the newer fabs rate pretty high on the Snooty Scale. it was the prices that floored me. $5.47 per yard!

    mind you, fabs of the same type sell for at least $9 and up everywhere else, so from that standpoint they're good prices. just a shock to see those stickers in a wally dept.

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    We still have a fabric dept.They also had 5 yd bolts....to sell as is, not cut from. Anyway, no cotton & it looked like a thin double knit...& some sleazy looking see thru stuff. Didn't notice any FQs or pre cuts.

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    Patrice, you're adorable. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightylady
    Patrice, you're adorable. Thanks
    well, thanks very much! :mrgreen:

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