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Thread: New Fabric Department!

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    Congratulations! Happy shopping!

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    Wonderful! I am lucky that my Wal-Mart has always had a large fabric selection. Quilting fabrics, fleece, lace, you name it. Some people choose not to shop at Wal-Mart, but, I have purchased many yards of fabric from them. Enjoy!

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    Be careful what you buy. The Wally store here has a lot of ''fabrics'' made in Pakistan and Mexico and the contents are unknown ? I'm clueless as to what that means exactly. I bought a 1/3 yd piece to re-trim a doll blanket - I stay stitched it before washing it and it raveled beyond the stitches by a couple inches. I took it with me back to the store to show them and when I pulled the bolt it read made in Pakistan of unknown content and because I sewed on it and washed it my money was unrefundable. At least it was a cheap lesson. So read the end tabs to save yourself money and time.

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    The reason that Wal-Mart removed the fabric section and many other items from their stores is because a few years ago they hired a new president. He wanted to upscale the store and get rid of old-fashioned things. After he did that, Wal-Mart lost a lot of customers. That guy has since been fired and a new president installed.

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    We have fat quarters fat eighths some half yard cuts, would be nice if they came back with bolts batts and thread.

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    I was so happy when they put the fabric departments back in at both Wally's in our town. Then Jo-Ann's came back .. Wooooooooohoooooooooooo.. I still shop LQS, Hobby Lobby and whereever else (online or off) that I can find for good reasonably priced materials.

    All I can say is shop till you drop or just stand there and drool for a while if the hubs is with you. LOL
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    Had a nice one in our Wally World too......till they said Super Size Me. FQs and sme really really ugly jelly rolls are all we have now.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    I know how you feel. Walmart in Newport almost went away but now it's back and they have really great fabrics reasonably priced,
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    We will be getting ours back when Walmart does the remodel in Feb. and it will be nice to have somewhere local to buy fabric again.
    Thankful to still be here.Someone upstairs must still have a plan for me.

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    Of two that I frequent, One has yardage the other not. The one with yardage has no one immediately available to cut, You have to wait for someone clear accross the store to come & cut. Usually a long wait. My time is to vaulable, unless it is something I abdsolutely have to have. Chain fabric stores & LQs have someone there all the time, also they are knowledgable about fabric & quilting-sewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    Ours used to, till they super sized it. Never could understand that. The fabric Dept. was always busy, and always aline of ladies waiting to get fabric cut! If you saw something you liked you better buy it right then, or it would be gone.
    They are in the process of super sizing our Walmart. And the fabric dept got smaller.
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    Keep watch, they are supposed to be bringing them back, class lawsuit that if they had fishing and tools for men, they needed to have sewing for women. We always had one here, and super WalMart 15 miles from here went to very small material/sewing department. I was in there last week and it is larger than it used to be. So you may get a supprise, and ask store manager or assistant when they are bring it back to your store. The will do what customers want if enough push for it. And contact corporate too and ask. I find a lot of fabric in there that is good and great designs, and alot of it going to more of a quilt shop cordinated fabrics type set up.

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    All us quilters gave them what for and I think all of the Walmart stores are putting fabric back in. Yay for savings

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    The Wally closest to me is remodeling, maybe we'll get fabric. We lost our aquarium a year ago, maybe it will come back, too.
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    Congratulations. Maybe a Wal-Mart near me will get fabric back, as the one closest to me has a pitiful craft area, let alone fabrics, and the one just a little further away, nothing. It's disappointing, as I loved shopping the fabric dept., especially when I needed background white on white or beige on beige prints, or backing fabric. Someday maybe.

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    the walmart in lake havasu expanded their fabric dept. last year and brought in wonderful lines of quilt quality fabric. when doing that they sold out of alot of what they felt no longer went with there new expansion and sold them for $1 - $3 a yard. i cleaned up with over 100 yards of fabric before heading back to canada for the summer. needless to say i was a happy camper. i got alot of large 6-7 yard pieces for doing backs of quilts. thought ahead and really picked up some beautiful fabric.

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    We just have precut fabrics. Better than nothing. Enjoy yours I am so happy for you.
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    I heard today that all should be back in April, all stores! Ours never left but boy did it get junky. It looks a little more organized now, but you still cannot find anyone to cut fabric for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieCMilligan View Post
    Hey everyone! I just wanted to share my excitement with you guys. I have such exciting news!!!

    Wait for it....Wait for it....

    My local Walmart just incorporated a fabric section!

    WOOHOO! One ecstatic girl right here!
    Mine too! I was quite surprised at the quality of the jelly rolls and charms. Not a huge selection but very nice.

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    My WM here in Grants Pass is nice and large, but oh so messy and disorganized. Don't want to complain because I don't want it to go away, but it sure is hard to find things. Finding someone to help entails ringing a bell and waiting...and waiting.

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    We have a lovely lady who is assigned to the craft/fabric/shoe area. You have to walk around a bit, but can usually find her. If she's not there I call customer service and tell them I'm in the fabric dept and waiting for help. That takes care of it most of the time. Our store was remodeled about a year ago and the fabric dept was enlarged and a new cutting table put in. You do have to be careful of quality - just as you do in any store, but there are diamonds to be found if you're willing to look a while.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosy View Post
    The Wally closest to me is remodeling, maybe we'll get fabric. We lost our aquarium a year ago, maybe it will come back, too.
    YES, we have fabric! three whole rows, with the usual mix of flimsy stuff and good stuff.

    No aquarium, but now they have chicken feed. go figure!
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    The fabric department in our Walmart is getting smaller all the time!

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    I live about 20-25 miles in each direction from several Wal-marts. The one in Navasota has greatly expanded and has what looks to be a really nice selection. The one in Tomball rearranged but didn't seem to expand. They have always had a fairly good selection and they usually have someone close by to cut fabric. The Hobby Lobby in Tomball is right across the street and has nice fabric too. There is also a small LQS in Magnolia that has a nice variety of fabrics at good prices. So I feel quite happy with my choices now. Wish Joann's and Hancocks were closer though.

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    You will save lot of money, just watch out for the fabric quality
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