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Thread: Now Walmart has material back, does anyone?

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    Now Walmart has material back, does anyone?

    Just wondering, now Walmart has material back, if anyone is shopping there lately, and supporting it? I have seen it in our local store but have not brought anything there. What is your opinion of the fabric? Department?

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    I've bought some from my local WM....thick, good quality,.....looks the same as LQS fabric. Although, the price was lower than the LQS.
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    We only got precuts back. I have looked at them and I could see using some of them. But it is not like a real fabric department. I was on the fabric buying moratorium which just ended. I haven't had a need to buy any yet this month.
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    I have not looked for/at any fabric at WM - have enough right now and didn't want to be tempted.
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    My local WM has not gotten theirs in yet. I've been told it will be in the spring before they have fabric. I'm hoping they have a full department, and not just precuts. However, I have read on other threads that they are seeing a mix of good fabrics and not-so-good, so I guess you just have to check it out. I know when mine gets fabric in, I will for sure be checking it out.

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    Got some fabric at the Yukon, Ok store just yesterday. They don't have much there and I saw some fabric that I remember from when I worked in my local store. Like greeting old friends. LOL They had some $2 fabric that seemed like good quality, but nothing in patterns that I needed. But will check back and maybe add to the "stash."
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    Ours is horrible - a few fleeces, a few flannels and very few cotton quilting fabrics. Mostly sleezy, thin fabrics. Not enough prints to make a decent quilt. Doubt if anybody will be buying anything - so, once again, they will close the department.
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    I just checked one of the Walmarts in central Ohio yesterday. Fairly large selection, but the cottons were thin and nothing really called to me. They had quite a lot of fleece, so might make some pajamas. Several racks of patterns, but an odd selection of stuff to choose from. Seemed to be a lot of doll and accessories. Probably won't be buying anything from them to use for quilting at all. I think my local Joann's has some better stuff for quilting compared to Walmart.

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    The two close by me have not changed, one has precuts and one has on the bolt but both sections are tiny and nothing compared to what they used to be. I look nearly weekly but it is hard to find anything I would want. Oh I did buy 4 yards of fleece at about $2.50 a yard to make a fleece tie lap blanket for DS girlfriend.
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    I have bought some a couple of times when I needed to finish something and I was in there. I don't think the quality is bad and it's about $4 to $6 a yd for the better stuff.
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    Mine finally got their's back. Like any place some good, some bad. Really like the 100pk charm pack for $9.99.

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    Mine only has the pre-cuts and I just can't use them. They would be all right if you were doing a quilt from all their packages so they would co-ordinate but I usually am looking for something to go with my stash. I have bought a couple of the fat quarters for a tablerunner but I haven't used them yet. They seem like decent quality.

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    Ours has theirs back..but nothing to get excited about. Lots of AE Nathan flannel, and quite a bit of fleece. I have bought some greens that they had from quite awhile back, and they are good quality. Also bought a couple of fat quarter bundles that were in rainbow colors and a nice quality. I sure wish they would stock more...people are anxious around here! At least they do have nice, wide backings. Yaayyy!

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    The WM local to me only has 1yd and 2yd cuts, FQ's and rolls. I have bought a few of the yardage ones and they washed up very nice. Not thin at all. The FQ's felt thin to me and I could see the rolls were not cut very well, so not wasting my money on either of those.

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    I have looked but not purchased. I purchase for the project and I have everything I need for now.
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    We never lost our fabric at our small Walmart, but when they built the super Walmart, they did not add the fabric department. I haven't been there lately to see if they have begun to add fabric.
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    Two store around here are enlarging the department, some really nice material. I believe it is up to the head of that department on what they get in. I know one of the stores here the department head tells us what she is getting in.

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    Local stores where they have added the department back are all dismal at best. No one to help, lots of fleece and not much cotton. A big disappointment.
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    My WalMart doesn't have material yet. I so wish they would get material in.

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    Our Newer WalMArt now has a decent fabric section. A fair amount of cottons and fleeces. Other fabrics I don't use. They have a good selection of muslins, a couple of backings, and an assortment of webbings and interfacings. And their prices are better than anyone else!
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    Ours is pretty good, but then again, ours never went completely away. The fabric selection is fairly broad, cottons for quilting, blends for garment making, fleece, and upholstery. You do have to pay attention to the hand of the fabric, some is wonderful (and nicely priced), some not so good. I'm just so thankful that it is still around, for the notions if nothing else. The next closest place with buttons, zippers, etc., is 40 miles away.
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    Walmart in Easton PA wasn't bad got some nice fabric, Walmart in Archdale, NC had no fabric department as of last week. Walmart Concord NC has a dept. but not to big. And walmart in other part of Concord had no fabric. Really didn't get a chance to look at fabric while there.

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    There is one wall of sewing machines, one of notions, a gondola of clearance fabric and a short aisle with batting, fleece, some quilting cottons and a few apparel fabrics.

    They never did get the pre-cuts and bundles that some of the other stores got - the employees keep telling me that the new fabric department is going to be bigger.

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    Our Walmarts is not getting fabric back. They have no sewing items. I shop JoAnns and Hobby
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    Last time I was in our not so local store, looks like they were making a wider area. Moved it to the corner. Had mostly fabric they had before. (Mostly children's) and solid. They did add some nice fat quarters, at the time selling cheap. Have always had their cutting table and someone to cut. Condensed quite considerably. The woman that man's the area, told me, they were suppose to have fabric on the whole back wall where yarn is, and out front, small tables in the aisle. I don't go there very often since I live almost an hours drive one way. I happen to be going that way later on this month, so will check out the progress. Woman said end of year, early spring. Oh, there is a lot of flannel
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