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Thread: HURRAYYY!! Our voice has been heard!

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    Senior Member susanwilley's Avatar
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    Walmart is keeping their fabric depts!! yipppeee! This is what the sales lady in the fabric dept here in Glen Burnie told me today. They are changing this store into another Super Walmart and they are keeping their fabric. She didn't know if the ones already closed would be getting them back. But, it seems they will not be closing any more fabric depts. From what she told me Walmart has been getting petitions, phone calls and emails to keep fabric in their stores. Hopefully she knows what she's talking about.

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    wonder if they will bring back the fabric depts they've already taken out?

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    They can keep their fabrics. Junk! I believe you get what you pay for and Walmart carries junk. As you can see I don't shop Walmart.

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    hurray!!!!

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    I was told our Wal-mart was keeping their fabric here.

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    I find that WalMart has good fabric.

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    That's great to hear Susan!

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    That's good news.

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    You just have to look carefully at their fabric. Some good stuff. Some paper thin.

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    awesome!

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    I have found some very pretty and good quality fabric at WalMart but also have found some that I left at store but that is same anywhere I have shopped. I could only make one quilt a year if I brought all the fabric at Quilt shops

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter41
    They can keep their fabrics. Junk! I believe you get what you pay for and Walmart carries junk. As you can see I don't shop Walmart.
    Agree! :thumbup:

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    I was at our WalMart today and saw some very nice fabric, some pretty nice quality cottons. I asked the clerk who the fabric buyer was, and she said that she and another clerk had a lot of say in what fabrics the store would purchase. I wonder if this accounts for some of the differences among the WMs? Personally, I do purchase fabric at WM if what I'm making isn't going to be an "heirloom" or something special. I buy the best I can afford for the project I intend to make.

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    So glad for you susan..... :) happy quilting

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    our wm carries some very good quality fabric.

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    I heard WM is coming to SA .... I hope they have fabric ..... our quilt-shops can do with some competition .... quilt-fabric here starts at R120 per meter!

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    My walmart doesn't carry fabric anymore but they carry... fat quarters, cut yards, charm packs and jelly rolls in about 20 different coordinating patterns in both cotton and flannels. No bolts of material, just all precuts. Quality is not to bad, not the best, but not the worse either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tootsie
    I was at our WalMart today and saw some very nice fabric, some pretty nice quality cottons. I asked the clerk who the fabric buyer was, and she said that she and another clerk had a lot of say in what fabrics the store would purchase. I wonder if this accounts for some of the differences among the WMs? Personally, I do purchase fabric at WM if what I'm making isn't going to be an "heirloom" or something special. I buy the best I can afford for the project I intend to make.
    Yep, I do the same. I have used Walmart fabric and nothing else. It works fine for me and my quilts have looked great...except for my quilting that is, still working on that. LOL

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