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Thread: Save the Fabric- Walmart Petition

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    ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
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    Heather, I was told it is just the fabric and patterns that is going. They will still have the crafts. I've also heard they will still carry thread and sewing machines, things like that. I do NOT know for sure. If they get rid of ALL that stuff, they're CRAZY! They're crazy anyway. I'd love to see an ACMOORE come closer.
    Is the one in Clarksburg the only AC Moore in WV????

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    Well as far as stores go and before Wally World, we had Ben Franklin and TG&Y. My girlfriends mother sewed and was a fabriholic like I am today. We used to giggle about her mothe because she would go to TG&Y and buy fabric and come home and put it in this big ole dresser that she stored her fabric in. Oh how we giggled about that! But it's come back to haunt me :lol: I am jsut as bad. If she is looking down on me from Heaven she is probably laughing so hard that she has tears in her eyes. That what I get for giggling about people especially fabriholics :!:

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    Miranda,

    The only other AC Moore we have here in WV is in Barboursville.That is even farther than Clarksburg. Isn't that disheartening?!


    Vicki,

    Funny you mention laughing at your friends mother, I used to think my grandmother was so silly for having all of these large containers and dressers full of fabric. When I was little, I thought what is she going to do with all of that, now I am thinking wow, if I only had all of that,just think of what I could make. Haha. It is funny how the tables have turned. Everytime I go to Wal-Mart, I always buy tons of fabric that I know what I will use it for in my head but actually doing it has not caught up yet,lol. I have so man PIGS that it isn't funny.

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    If we could feed the fabric whatever it is we feed the PIGS to make them grow, our STASH WOULD GROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh, my gosh..Ben Franklin and G.C. Murphy along with Woolworths and Sears were the ONLY shopping places of my girlhood!! Great cheap prices, good varieties, and lots lots lots of things for us to look at, touch, and purchase with our dimes and nickles.

    Some of my first embroidery pieces came from there, stamped pillow cases. lol lol

    Sharon

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    We just returned from Austin, TX to Dallas by going through a lot of little towns, and in Jewett, we saw a Duckwall's that looked like it's still in business, but closed on Sunday. I can't remember how many years it's been since I saw one. Had it been open, I would have gone in and bought fabric (if they had some) just cuz! I did spend a huge amount in a little store in a little town on the way to Austin. She had so much cute stuff that I could have spent hours (and $$$), but I restrained myself. :)

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    they finally closed the Ben Franklins here in Tucson,but it only carried craft and sewing item,it was the total craft store.it had everything

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    They already got rid of all the fabric and patterns at my Walmart, and they moved the sewing machines and craft stuff to the front of the store. As one of the other posters mentioned, there a re a lot of other stores that I can do my grocery shopping at, I mainly went to check on fabric, glad I bought a lot of what I wanted from there when I did.

    As for JoAnns, yes, seems like more and more fleece, and the Calico's are always on special.

    Didn't hear about Hancock's closing down, shopped there a lot when I was much younger, before I started quilting, lived fairly close to one growing up.


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    I lived within walking distance of a BF growing up in the 50's and it even expanded to include a phamacy. The last time I was by after moving was back in the 80's and it was still there then. Haven't been back since, the area has gotten to be a bad part of town and I don't live in the town now either, I'm a state away and glad of it. I signed the WM petition and still they took all the fabric out of the one closest to me and doesn't look like it will ever come back. If Dad would move his perscription business elsewhere I might not have to ever go back, it makes me blue everytime I have to do any shopping there. :( I don't like having to give them any business any more.

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    I no longer get my prescriptions filled at Walmart either, since the hours changed, used to open at 7, now it's 9, I like getting things done early, so now I drop them off on my way to the gym at CVS, they have it ready on my way back.

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    I live in Indiana, and so far we still have fabric in my Wal-Mart SuperCenter. I am sooooooo glad, because that is where I get most of my AFFORDABLE fabric.
    Over the weekend, we took a trip up north to Shipshewana, In. and they have a Yoder's store with lots of beautiful fabric, but I can't afford the $7 or $8 a yard fabric when I am making a queen size quilt, so I come home and go to my local Wal-Mart to shop for the fabric I need. They carry most of all I need.

    Have a good day. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" Phil 4:13

    Pat B.

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    I will be up in Helen, GA from Aug 9th - 12th, are there any quilt shops or Walmarts with fabric in that area?

    Will also be near the Tennessee border, not sure how far if there are any in the south part.

    Thanks in advance,
    Mary

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    Oh my gosh! I haven't thought of these stores in years. I grew up in L.A. and shopped "downtown" with my mother and went by streetcar. Had Woolworth's, Newberry's, and Kress. I didn't know about Ben Franklin's til I moved to Arkansas. Here there were Sterlings, TG&Y, Ben Franklin and the first Wal Mart I ever saw was in Booneville in 1973. WOW! Now there is nothing but Wally World as they put everyone else out of business by under cutting their prices and now they are pretty expensive on a lot of their stuff, especially their food. I can get better prices at a regular grocery store. So far, we have not lost our fabric dept. It is real hard to pay $8 or $9 a yard for fabric.

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    I just signed this- there are now 36 thousand (and some)
    signatures! Let's hope that our signatures make a difference :)

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    Yeah! I remember Ben Franklin as one of those stores that had all of those little glass pretties, my mom made us cross our arms over our chests as we passed through that department so we could'nt touch anything!

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    :? Well I signed the P also and 1 of our closest wm went out as soon as they got the sc. and the only other one is now building so they will be OUT as soon as it gets done and I mean OUT because there OUT OF MY BUSINESS cause I go where the Fabric IS AT!!! OH but since wm is going OUT there's soooo many little quilt shops sprouting up and those catalogs that used to have only books and notions they now have Fabrics, So If wm doesn't want the Business cause of there stupitity everyone else will pick it up and sell Fabrics, for now I to keep buying the fabric at wm Long as they have it I will, and I have a lot collected, but always room for more!!Soooo Much Fun!!!!

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    Yes lets ALL SAVE THE FABRIC< It's good for you and adds to the STASH!!!!

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    I agree! Wal-mart is the cheapest place to buy fabric. I don't know what I'll do if they ever get rid of it around me. I can get material from my wholesalers but it isn't like the fabric at Wal-Mart and definitely not for that price. So...I plan to buy a little here..buy a little there...extra of course.lol

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