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Old 09-18-2011, 04:59 AM
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To my surprise this morning there was a flyer for Walmart that fabrics are back in more than 2000 stores. I've seen several post here about fabric coming back but I never expected a ad from walmart to be published.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:22 AM
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we get ads from Walmart every other week
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:26 AM
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A friend and I stopped by a new Super Center Walmart in Fort Stockton Texas. They do have a fabric department, but it is extremely small. But at least they do have one!
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:27 AM
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Lot of the stores are bringing it back.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:28 AM
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Our Walmart never did lose their fabrics and now they are adding more. I do like what I see!
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:29 AM
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My closest Walmart has a few bolts of fabric again. Very messy department. No one actually working there, as usual. It looks like they threw the bolts onto the shelves and left. They didn't even sort them by color etc. I don't have high hopes.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:17 AM
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Reports of the demise of the art of Quilting were greatly exaggerated! Our numbers are growing!
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:40 AM
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I agree with OCQUILTS. I've not seen any reports that the quilt industry is dieing. Yes, it did take an economic hit just like the rest of the country. But, according to shop owners, business is now on the upswing.

with the advent of intricate patterns and the special effects of hand dyed fabrics, more and more "young" people are taking interest in quilting.

Our local Walmart has brought back the fabric department, but so far I'm not impressed. It is about a quarter the size of the old department. What is really disappointing is you cannot pick out a focus fabric and find enough cooridinating fabric to make an entire quilt.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:32 AM
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A couple of the ones I go to never lost the fabric department, and in fact have had a decent selection all along. A lot depends on the manager of the particular store and the person next up in the chain of command as far as how much emphasis they are willing to devote to it. Rumor has it that our area has managers with family members who sew/quilt.
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As I posted earlier, I got a flyer here today in Carrollton, Ga and was so excited. We have a HL here and a Joann's about 30 miles away and I was hoping to have a more convenient location. The WM is across the street from my church and I went over to see....NO FABRIC WHATSOEVER and of course neither of the two employees I asked knew anything about it. I don't normally shop WM anyway but thought if they had fabric they might win me over as a customer !
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