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Thread: Wal*Mart Bonanza

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    There is a fairly regular circuit which I travel, hitting most of the local quilt stores and big box fabric centers, but my local Wal*Marts no longer carry fabric. (Insert sobs here.) This weekend, our 4-H middle and high school students were attending their individual project competitions at Rock Eagle, the worlds’ largest 4-H center, near Eatonton, GA.
    ( http://www.rockeagle4h.org ) The bus and entourage stopped in nearby Madison for supper on Friday evening. Because my co-worker and I had been teaching 5th grade classes as the bus departed for the Rock, we took my vehicle. We missed the group at the appointed supper stop, so we pulled into Wal*Mart for a quick sub sandwich.

    “Oh, while we’re here,” our intertwined minds connected, “let’s check out the fabric.” An hour later, two shopping carts full, and lot’s of laughs with two cutters and a few other customers, we finally went to our original destination, the sub shop at the front of the store. We made it to the Rock in time to make our beds, and begin rehearsing presentations with our students, attend an evening assembly, adult job assignments and orientations, and return to cabin to continue listening to presentations. It was after one a.m. when we turned out the lights, and I began dreaming of pastel and animal quilt patterns.

    Did I / we go overboard? Hummn, we would say at $2.50 a yard, no. Our husbands, on the other hand, if they had an opportunity to examine our mountains of fresh stash, would disagree with us at any price.

    On Saturday evening, I brought my haul into the cabin to cut swatches for my book, so I could shelve the fabric when I got home. As I fondled the unusually fine quality of Wal*Mart fabrics, I laid them out on one of the well worn sofas of the day room of our cabin. I couldn’t resist taking a few photos. I then clipped my swatches, and was in the process of getting them into the swatch book when we had to depart for another assembly. Three weeks from now, as I travel to another Wal*Mart in West Virginia, (which still has fabric) I may gather some more of these luscious fibers. Unfortunately, at these prices, much of it will become part of the 4-H stash. This is the section from which my students make their project purchases. O.K. I admit, I had that in mind when making selections; some for the kids, some for me.

    Here is a quick attempt at a photo montage of the fabrics so I could upload only one photo.

    20 fabrics @$2.50, 3 @ 3.50 the others @ $4.50 per yard
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    Great Haul!

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    You did well , And I can see you are one happy camper!! Enjoy .

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    Good for you!

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    What fun

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    Who said fabric prices went up!! You did great and for a good cause--4H and U

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    Beautiful fabrics!!! Sadly, our Walmart prices jumped over a dollar a yard, from $4.44 to $5.54. I don't mind buying from Walmart (and would fill a buggy at your prices!) but I usually go Hancocks, Hobby Lobby or Ben Franklin's. The sales on the fabrics at those stores are cheaper than Walmart's regular prices.

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    yes I just bought alot of batiks for the affairs of the heart quilt that we are doing this june at ben franklin stores they were beautiful.
    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Beautiful fabrics!!! Sadly, our Walmart prices jumped over a dollar a yard, from $4.44 to $5.54. I don't mind buying from Walmart (and would fill a buggy at your prices!) but I usually go Hancocks, Hobby Lobby or Ben Franklin's. The sales on the fabrics at those stores are cheaper than Walmart's regular prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie k
    yes I just bought alot of batiks for the affairs of the heart quilt that we are doing this june at ben franklin stores they were beautiful.
    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Beautiful fabrics!!! Sadly, our Walmart prices jumped over a dollar a yard, from $4.44 to $5.54. I don't mind buying from Walmart (and would fill a buggy at your prices!) but I usually go Hancocks, Hobby Lobby or Ben Franklin's. The sales on the fabrics at those stores are cheaper than Walmart's regular prices.
    No Ben Franklin stores in our area. Awe.

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    Great fabric!

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    That's a trip!

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    You did great, I have no idea what our walmart has have not been there in awhile, but, I do know they have a fabric dept, but, nothing as large as before

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    A Wal-Mart in Clarksburg WV had a table to get rid of all their material. It was too good to be true!! 5 yards for $3.00. There was cotton, but a lot of polyester. I got some great fabrics.

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    Awesome shopping.

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    Great deals on that fabric, I can't resist a good bargain. Wow, I'm heading out that way from Mass. this weekend. (well, actually near Washington, PA) I may check it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by dlbrandt
    A Wal-Mart in Clarksburg WV had a table to get rid of all their material. It was too good to be true!! 5 yards for $3.00. There was cotton, but a lot of polyester. I got some great fabrics.

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    I've been there, but I usually stop at the Summersville, Weston and Elkins stores. I sure hope that they haven't closed their departments. If they are in the process of closing, I hope they have some good deals. Often, so it seems, it's all of the stores in the reach of the servicing distribution center. I couldn't believe how nice most of this stuff was. Felt like Kona. Tight weave, a real good hand.

    A Wal-Mart in Clarksburg WV had a table to get rid of all their material. It was too good to be true!! 5 yards for $3.00. There was cotton, but a lot of polyester. I got some great fabrics.

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    Great buys, and what a great time you had! I have to add, when I heard that all the Walmarts were getting rid of their fabric, I called several of my local Walmarts to ask them if they still had fabric. They all said no. I don't go to Walmart much, and now without fabric, I really had no reason to go, so I've stayed away for months.

    The other day I needed to stop at Walmart for something specific, and while I was there I thought I'd stroll to the back of the store to see what they had replaced the fabric with. Lo and behold, there was the fabric department. I asked the young girl working at the counter when they had gotten their fabric back, and she said it never went away! I could not believe their switchboard had misinformed me!

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