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Thread: HURRAYYY!! Our voice has been heard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17
    Lets not get to happy by Fabric they may mean 'Pre packaged' only!!
    As I understand it some stores do have pre-packaged but they are keeping the bolt fabrics. Hopefully, they will be bringing the bolts back to all the stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakebaker
    Sure do hope they bring fabric back, I don't go to walmart any more since they took the fabric out, I buy our food and hardware elsewhere. Don't miss them a bit.
    Same here. I have no reason to drive the few extra miles to shop there now. I have other stores closer to me. The only reason I went to WalMart was their fabric department then stayed to buy clothes and food.

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    I sincerely doubt ours will be getting yardage back. They just did a *huge* remodel, and wouldn't have anywhere to put it. It's fine...I do most of my fabric shopping online anyhow, because it's far too expensive to buy fabric locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt'nmomma
    I hope ours gets there dept back but I doubt it. They just finished clearing it out a few weeks ago. They are getting ready for there remodel.
    Crafty Linda left a number above. 800- walmart. call and complain, it can't hurt and might just help!

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    our Walmart still has the fabric. hopfully they keep it
    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    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.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great news for you!

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    All our Walmarts by me (middle of CT) closed their fabric departments and put in that stupid Celebration aisle. I have never seen anyone in it. Gee you think they would have done some focus groups or something to see if getting rid of their fabric was a good idea. We have the LQS scattered around and Joann's of course (I am SO tired of their stuff - it never changes...)but since The Fabric Place closed, we really don't have many places to get reasonably priced fabrics. I love the LQS but its hard for them to compete ($9.00/yd is just too much...) - we have no Hancocks or Keepsake Quilting here.....

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    This is great news------ BUT that was the rumor over a year ago and one by one they are taking the fabric out of all the Walmarts in this area. What's up?

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    Woot, Woot!!

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    I hope ours comes back! Fingers crossed.

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    Hi i hope the Walmart in Adrain and Jonesville ,Mich. get the fabric department backtoo. I like their material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysQuilting
    Quote Originally Posted by cakebaker
    Sure do hope they bring fabric back, I don't go to walmart any more since they took the fabric out, I buy our food and hardware elsewhere. Don't miss them a bit.
    Same here. I have no reason to drive the few extra miles to shop there now. I have other stores closer to me. The only reason I went to WalMart was their fabric department then stayed to buy clothes and food.
    Same here....only when the music got too loud, the "commercials" were in Spanish, and the aisles were soooo crowded that you couldn't move.......well I had a panic attack right then and there...couldn't breathe, couldn't think, couldn't move. :-(

    After this happened four times, I gave up. I shop only at Target now, and LQS for fabric......and only on extremely rare occasions, like less than once a yr, do I venture into a Walmart...and NEVER EVER ALONE........

    Guess I just can't handle what the Walmart powers that be deem is to be my shopping experience...........you know, that "international, extremely crowded" experience in my own backyard.......

    But for those of you who can and do enjoy shopping at Walmart...congrats on getting your voice heard....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    that is great news, I hope they bring the fabric department back at ours
    Ditto---I hate having to drive 97 miles to small town to get fabric from Walmarts...But they have good buys...for us on a budget!
    Where do you find a Walmart fabric dept. within 95 miles in Oklahoma??? I thought they closed all our fabric depts.

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    The on in our little town is still there! I cant beleive it, they said theywould be closing back in Jan. Now they arent sure?! Hope not!
    The huge one, in our Walmart in the city closed this year. They had a huge selection, lots of fabrics of all kinds!

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    The 2 WM closest to me quit selling bolts & those pkgs are too expensive. Found 1 that still has the bolts but it's farther away, so that's where I'll shop. I'm over in that area quite a lot, picking up GDs, etc.

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Most of the walmart's I run across here in Texas have been really scaled back. This really presses my button. WallyWorld came in strong in these little towns, ran out all the Moms/Pops.....Then they want to close the fabric areas....now people are forced to go elseware for fabric. My mother is 80 and only goes to the big town if she has someone to drive her. there are no choices for her. Many people are in her shoes. Now we hear that they are going to fix it with prepackaged fabric. Translated, this means no one to cut fabric and if you do find some one, it will more than likely be the young person who would really rather not be there. Oops. I went back & read what I have so far. This must really push my BUTTON. Thank you for being there.

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    I heard a rumor that our was going to return the fabic dept too, to prepackaged amounts...fine by me. our has been gone about 2 years.

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    Ours has been gone over a year and I only go there once a month now, if then... Rather give my money to the other
    local stores if possible. There is only one in town with fabric
    left and it is on the other side of town. Just go to Hobby Lobby
    with my coupon two miles away. WM loss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakebaker
    Sure do hope they bring fabric back, I don't go to walmart any more since they took the fabric out, I buy our food and hardware elsewhere. Don't miss them a bit.
    Me too. I figured out that for most things the grocery store had them just as cheap and sometimes cheaper. The service is so bad I would rather go to the hardware store across the street. Once in awhile I will go in for household products IF I can't find it at the dollar store.:-)

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    Ours put in the pre packaged stuff and its part polyester,,,no thanks!

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    Ours eliminated fabric dept. about 2 yrs. ago. Sure wish they would bring it back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    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.
    I was told the same thing at our Salem, OR store on Mission St. Sale rep. said to just keep calling that 1-800 #. Seems to be working! :thumbup:

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    Glad to hear it for you ... maybe they'll rethink it for more of their stores. Ours here haven't had fabric on the bolt for 3-4 yrs now. Only cheesy fat 1/4s and a few precuts

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    Thank you for the heads up about Walmart selling fabric. I live in Perry Hall, MD and I never knew that they sold fabric there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    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.
    never have heard of this success before ! Congratulations !!

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