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Thread: I went to Wal Mart today and was in for a shocker!

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    Junior Member gaevren's Avatar
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    They brought back the fabric section! Before it was just two small rows with sewing notions, a couple machines, and craft supplies. I went in this morning and they have a ton of bolts, batting, stuffing, supplies, and a cutting station!

    I know a bunch of people have been calling to try and get Wal Mart to bring back the fabric sections- apparently it's working :thumbup:

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    Can't weight for our's to get it back next year.

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    I'm glad you finally got it back. We never lost ours.

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    Hooray!!! Everytime someone reports on this, I do a happy dance!

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    Congratulations, so happy for you!

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    Great news :D:D:D

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    We never lost ours, but the selection and quality has been so poor, I haven't shopped purchased fabric for 2 years there. I see it only because I buy yarn in the same section.

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    We never lost ours, but the quality is not as good as in the past, and the price is very high for the quality.

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    We're getting our fabric dept back very soon. I wanted to do a happy dance and shout "sewers unite". When it was announced that Walmart was taking out the fabric depts and it was reported that the CEO. made the comment that "sewing was a dying art". I made a tablerunner using all Walmart fabrics and monogrammed a label for the underside saying "Sewing isn't a dying art! In memory of all the Walmart fabric depts. Date: Jan 2007". I almost sent the tablerunner to him(President of Walmart) but decided I liked the runner too much and didn't want to part with it.
    Think I need to make a second label to put on the tablerunner, put something about the fabric depts. coming back. Chris

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    Ours is putting it back too. Was there today to get Meds but wanted to get home and forgot to go to the back and see what was done.

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    Glad to see the post from Alabama! Here in the Atlanta area, we have no fabric bolts in departments that I know of...yet. Hopefully soon!

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    Just called my store...nothing yet.

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    Glad for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaevren
    They brought back the fabric section! Before it was just two small rows with sewing notions, a couple machines, and craft supplies. I went in this morning and they have a ton of bolts, batting, stuffing, supplies, and a cutting station!

    I know a bunch of people have been calling to try and get Wal Mart to bring back the fabric sections- apparently it's working :thumbup:
    Today when I went to our local WalMart saw they were adding a sewing area to the store. This store is only two years old and never had a sewing department. Looks like they have added a lot of space for bolts of fabric and notions. Yipee store is only a couple of miles from me. Can't wait to check it out.

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    We still don't have ours back, yet. :(

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    They put fabrics in our new Walmart and it is fabulous. All different kinds and different qualities and prices. Too bad I haven't bought much. I just have alot I had already bought there and other places. I'm trying to use up a whole bunch before I buy anymore.
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    I recently re-discovered the fabric section in our WM too. I was so excited! Fabric prices are getting too outrageous, so this will help.
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    You are so fortunate. The WalMart here has never had fabric. I so wish it did.

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    I do wish we could get our "old" sewing section back. We never actually lost it, but the quality gets worse and worse and the prices have doubled. The funniest part is back when they had decent fabric and great prices you could never find anyone to cut it. Now that I don't want any of the fabric they are selling I usually see someone in the area. Go figure.
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    We got our back, but very limited selection, they say they will be adding more as time goes on. I was surprised at the prices....a little steep, for the selection.
    I did go to a Walmart in Montrose Ohio. What a fantastic sewing/craft/ fabric department! Fabulous selection of all types of fabric. Notions, supplies AND someone in the department at all times....who knows how to sew!
    I was so impressed, I went and asked to talk to the manager. He first thought I was going to bite his head off (must happen a lot to him), but he was delighted to here how I thought the whole department was unbelievable. I told him the 2 employees that I have met there were very professional and knew the fabrics. The department showed pride in the job they were doing...that was "their department" not a afterthought that the electronics department had to cover.

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    i got a shock today too, but not in a good way.

    who knew quilting cottons with christmas prints were going to cost $17.50 a meter?

    yeah. pass.

    (not @ walmart. at the local mill store. how am i to support local business with prices like that?!?!?! and plus you've never met a more unhappy, unhelpful group of staff members....)
    aileen

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    I was told by a Walmart employee that each store manager decided whether they put fabric department back in their stores are not. The Walmart closest to me it's not going to carry fabric however I am lucky enough to have several others in the area that do have fabric now.

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    Congratulations! I'm so happy when I hear about their stores getting their fabrics in... I do like to get blender fabrics there since they're about the only place in town other than the high end shops that carries blenders... but sadly in the past two years they've doubled their prices :'( so I'm not buying my blenders often... but it's great when you need to find something and they're the only place in town that has it.

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    We have two Walmarts in Norfolk, plus a Walmarts grocery store. The one never did sell fabric and the other never stopped. The one that never stopped is making it bigger and the one that never sold before is now selling. Which I love because it's closer to me than the other one. I wish that store was also 24/7 like the one farther away but it doesn't take long to get there and its great when you are up late and need something.
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    Ours came back a few months ago, and until recently you would have to go to customer service and have someone paged and then wait for 15 minutes and still NO ONE showed up.

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