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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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    that is great news, I hope they bring the fabric department back at ours

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    Susan the gal who works at our walmart fabric told me the same thing..they got so many complaints they are not going to close it...well the one at the store in Klamath Falls Ore anyway...
    you can call 1-800-WALMART to complain...

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    That's wonderful. Ours never lost theirs just down sized it but now it's bursting at the seams with faric. One lady told me to today that they are gonna get 5000 yards of fabric next month. They don't have room.

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    Hope we get some of ours back!! I have 5 WM's within 10 miles & 2 they never put it in, 2 they closed, & the farthest away still has some.

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    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.

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    Exiting!! Our Walmart downsized,but I remember we used to go there and get scads of $1 a yard fabic. It was a blast!! Maybe that will happen again if we all complain in a kind way about what we want and will shop for.

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    That's great for the stores which still have fabric.
    Ours has been gone for 3 yrs I think.
    I hope they bring it back.

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    She also said something about packaged fabric. 2 yards bagged and hanging on racks in some of the stores. She said they had complaints about that too. It wouldn't be good for someone who needs more than 2 yards that isn't pieced together but it would work ok for us quilters. Maybe they will bring back fabric to the ones closed.

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    Thats good to know. WM is the only place to buy fabric in La Grande. I was upset when they discontinued selling embroidery floss last year.

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    i just finished sending feedback to walmart on their website. hopefully it will help.

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    ha ha ha ha ha!

    I personally love this, because originally it felt like "We are Giant Wal Mart. We know what's best for you. Here, have a celebration section..." and now it's like "Gee, guys...I think we effed up. How do we fix this?"

    :lol:

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    YEAH!!!!!!!!

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    Lets not get to happy by Fabric they may mean 'Pre packaged' only!!

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    I have one near me that still has fabric on bolts, but the other one nearby only has pre-cut fabrics. The bad thing is that I prefer going to the second one! :cry: I sure wish they would sell bolt fabric. :?

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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.
    Ours, too! In fact they've put in some better quality fabrics! Whooopeee!

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    We never lost ours but now they sure have some pretty spring fabrics!! Now all I need is an influx of money! :lol:

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    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!

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    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.

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    I hope we get in back in the ones here in Western mountain Maryland !!
    I has been about 3 years since they took it out.
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    It would be a smart move if they do!!!yipppeeeee!!!

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    Ours is still carrying fabric and keep adding new lines, our trouble is finding somebody that works in the dept.

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    good to hear that walmart keeping it over there where you at too.i was very happy to hear that walmart keeping it over here, since that is my nearest walmart and i be driving already 35 min to get there.god bless all of you

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    The Walmart near me has had a remodel, they still have a fabric department, but its way smaller than before. better than nothing though.

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    I have talked to store managers, written my local stores, and emailed several times Wal Marts headquarters.... Finally, someone listens.

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