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    New Fabric Department!

    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!

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    Congrats!!! Enjoy!!!!

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    Wonderful! Wish my WalMart had a fabric section.

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    That is great.
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    Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaawww!
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    Good for you. Ours has had one for a long time.
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    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.

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    Ours only sells fq and jellyrolls and some charm packs now. Wish they would sell more.

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    Lucky you, mine does not have a single thread of fabric, took it all out a few years ago... and they used to at least have batting...not anymore. Anything sewing related is less than 1/8 of an isle... my grocery store has the same stuff.

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    Good for you. Ours never lost theirs, and awhile ago they made it bigger and redesigned it. I think I must live in a quilting belt. There are about 8 quilt shops in a 25 mile stretch of a highway that goes right past my house. That's not counting WalMart and JoAnn's. I count myself lucky.
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    ​Lucky you! They took ours out and we only have a few pre-cuts now.

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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!

    Where in Southern Illinois--------------I go to Harrisburg from time to time!
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    Walmart in Plano Illinois has also resurrected the fabric section...altho it is now quite small (compared to Ottawa Illinois) hoping whoever is in charge here will be aggressive and bring in more fabric choices..........time will tell........

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    They brought fabric back to only one of 3 stores near me ... but it's half FLEECE and the other half is fabric that isn't even as good as before ... (sounds a lot like Joann's here !)
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 01-16-2013 at 12:41 PM.

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    Lucky you. Wish ours would.

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    Thats great-here in Scotland we don't have Wallmart, but Asda Stores-they are a subsiduary of Wallmart.

    Wish they sold fabrics-I would never be away from it!
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    Myers now has fabric also

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    Congratulations! (but I am jealous) Mine still doesn't have anything like that.

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    Enjoy!! I used to be able to buy a cute print of teddy bears that were pastel colors and looked gingham-y. Don't know how else to say that. The new section in our WalMart isn't carrying it, but I keep checking. Meanwhile, it's close to home and great for interfacings, etc., and they do have some cute fabrics.
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    Ours recently re-opened here, too. It isn't as extensive as it was before, but closer to me than Joann's or any other fabric stores. Handy does mean plenty to me!

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    congrayts!! I don't know who had the brilliant idea to do away with a fabric section to start with but hope they realize what a mistake they made. It also appears that some of their fabric is of a bit better quality than before yet they still have "cheap" stuff too

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    Ours use to be great! The manager really knew good material and accessories from bad ones. Last year they decreased the size, brought in lots of less and cheaper material and you really have to be careful what you buy.They still carry a small section of batting but not all sizes. My LQS is very good but does not have as big of selection as some stores.

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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.
    The same thing happened at my WalMart. It seems that after they supersized, they carried fewer choices on a lot of items and dropped the fabric and sporting goods departments. When we first got word on the board at WalMart reinstalling fabric departments I asked our store manager about when we would get ours back. He replied that he had not heard anything about that. Oh, well.

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