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Thread: Wal-Mart Fabric

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    are walmart has a little bit of fabiric, what they have is thin, they might as well that it out

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    Our local Wal-Mart got rid of their fabric department over a year ago and now have only a token sewing/craft area of little use to me or others I know. Before the store was rebuilt into a super Wal-Mart, I spent oodles of money there on fabric and notions plus other things. Now, I rarely go there for anything.

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    Was in our remodeled WalMarts this afternoon and discovered they had a big box of fabric on bolts. $5 per bolt. the sticker said 5 yards. Hope the keep this in their store. Maybe this is how they are going to sell fabric.

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    Notice the petition was started in 1999.
    The latest copyright notice I found on the site is 2009.
    I think I've actually signed it 3 times - !! :p

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    Just came back from the weekly Wal-mart trip and in the middle of the isle between the paint and what is left of a craft section there was a table with fabric. It was mostly older knits, rayon and polyester. It was 5 yard bolts for $5. I found a bolt I thought I could use but since I wasn't sure it was cotton I was a little skeptical. But THERE WAS FABRIC! I asked the sales lady in the section if they were thinking about bring back the fabric and she said she didn't know. She knew there was a town of unhappy women that they took the fabric department out. She said thought the decision was made by district managment and they didn't like paying someone to be available to cut fabric 24/7. I told her I send a weekly email to corporate headquarters weekly to let them know I am not a happy person that they took the fabric out.

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    i got a new hobby lobby here in daytona beach it was nice what bargens notion wall was 505 OFF IGUESS BECAUSEit just opended i am going back tomorow i had to come to see how money i could srape up first suzieQ

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    i got a new hobby lobby here in daytona beach it was nice what bargens notion wall was 50 OFF IGUESS BECAUSEit just opended i am going back tomorow i had to come to see how money i could srape up first suzieQ

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    I went to our WalMart today and they have gotten in so much new fabric. They said they will keep the fabric dept. when they remodel (they are starting to build now) and I hope they do. But just the fact that they have piles and piles of bolts of fabric everywhere is encouraging. Their Christmas fabric is really nice this year, and they have some beautiful fall stuff too.

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    I was at t he lacal wal-mart last week. I have not been there for a few weeks and I wasa surprised to find they re-arraanged the whole store and the fabric is only sold in pre-cut packs.

    No more bolts and not much of a selection. There is a fabric store that just opened near by, but not a q

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    Fabric.com has all fabric on sale for 35% off! I have ordered from them many times. Their fabric is all first quality; great "hand"...none of the "see through" stuff. If you haven't been to their site before I strongly recommend you take a look. Their $9.99 a yard fabric is no now just $6.50. Not as inexpensive as Wal-Mart but a very good price for high quality fabric and their selection is wonderful. Good luck.

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    That would be great to have fabric in the Walmart stores again. I would love this to be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramma
    I too like Connecting threads. Good price!!
    TO EVERYONE!!I love Connecting Threads. Their fabric is made in the USA and is so nice to work with. I have gotten many kits. Service is great and they are very helpful.I have also gotten many quilt sets and fabric on clearance for 50% off. Their batiks are great
    Everyone check out their site." The Quilt with Us" site on it has great people and thousands of quilts to see.I have all their threads that match their fabrics. You will get hooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie
    I was also told they are taking McDonalds out. Has anyone else heard or seen this happen?
    Only one of our Wal-mart's had a McDuck, and it's been gone for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeneeD
    I think that the only reason they are closing the fabric departments is that they do not want a department where they have to pay a worker to man it full time. That is why most of the fabrics in the Walmart near me are precut. I did e-mail Walmart (hope it does some good).
    We didn't have a full time clerk--------she was always off doing something else, mostly in the home goods sections. Had to call for her to cut fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie
    I was also told they are taking McDonalds out. Has anyone else heard or seen this happen?
    Only one of our Wal-mart's had a McDuck, and it's been gone for a few years.
    When our Super WM opened maybe 5-7 yrs ago they had a McD....only kept it for about a year then had something else in for a very short time......then remodeled and used that space for refrigerated items and expanded deli section. BTW our Super WM, seems to be getting more fabric in and nice selections and the prices have gone up. Still glad we have our fabric section.

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    If you have afabric dept. in your local WalMart Store, feel fortunate. But...better not soley depend on it staying. I hope that the rumor of some fabric depts. coming back is true! It hurt many many people when they removed the depts. from the Stores here. We haven't even had precuts. I am a close 15 yr friend of the woman that ran the fabric dept here & she still works at WalMart, but she said they have no plan of returning the fabric dept. in the Yukon Store. There were petitions out the wazoo asking them to please return it here in Yukon & Mustang Oklahoma. Did no good. People emailed them daily & called & still did no good. I know for a fact that there has been a lot of people that now refuse to shop in there since the fabric was taken out. I really do hope that they will come to their senses & return it. There will be rumors all over about WalMart & what they might do. All anyone can do is wait it out & hope for the best.

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    I think that was the most stupid thing they did when they took material out of wal mart. I live in a small town and wal mart is the only place for people to shop. We have alot of elderly and they get all there notions there also. So what are they to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlene tarzwell
    Quote Originally Posted by Gramma
    I too like Connecting threads. Good price!!
    TO EVERYONE!!I love Connecting Threads. Their fabric is made in the USA and is so nice to work with. I have gotten many kits. Service is great and they are very helpful.I have also gotten many quilt sets and fabric on clearance for 50% off. Their batiks are great
    Everyone check out their site." The Quilt with Us" site on it has great people and thousands of quilts to see.I have all their threads that match their fabrics. You will get hooked.
    I agree, as a newer quilter I love their charm packs, they are cheap enough I was able to buy quite a few and it really helped me figure out what patterns and colors I need to look for in fabric. I haven't washed anything yet, but it seems good quality, and the prices/shipping are great.

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    I'm working on a quilt for my neice with material from Walmart. When I took it to my guild meeting last night, a couple of the ladies couldn't believe I got it form wal-mart. A few were heading off there today to see what they had! Also, they had a few batiks that were a dollar a fat quarter. nice thickness and the back looks the same as the front. I was impressed!

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    We still have one WalMart that has fabric on the bolt, but I swear, they have had the same selection for the last six months. They had a lady that managed the department some time ago. She told me that she ordered in lots of fabric at discounted prices. That was usually the $1 a yard table. Loved to go in and find bargains. They monitored her special purchases and she said they always made money on it. Now although I would like to support the fabric department it is just boring. Kind of a self fulfilling prohecy, hope they realize why they don't sell much fabric but I kind of doubt it.

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    Please bring our fabric back. You would be surprised if you kept a list of just how much I spend in the fabric department. Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobylehnj
    I was at the local wal-mart last week. I have not been there for a few weeks and I was surprised to find they re-arraanged the whole store and the fabric is only sold in pre-cut packs.

    No more bolts and not much of a selection. There is a fabric store that just opened near by, but not a quilt shop.
    I didn't get to complete this e-mail. I hit something and it disappeared. Anyway... Because of the new fabric shop, we DO have a place to go to get fabric (I have not been there yet) . I don't know their prices and I hear it is not a quilt shop. They do sewing classes. But no quilting. I need to travel 30 miles North to get to the quilt shop, or 30 miles south to get to Joann's. My DH and I travel to the Lancaster area of PA a lot for quilt shows. I go to the quilt shops out there to get most of my fabric. But it was nice to have wal-mart for that piece you have to have NOW and can't get to the quilt shop.

    My husband was there today and said they have more food in the aisles than ever before. There is a rumer they are putting a super wal-mart close to me and they probably want to get into the food business now.

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    our walmart has fabric. not too bad of a selection. we used to have a smaller walmart and then they closed it a few years ago and put in a super walmart. they were going to eliminate the fabric dept but i guess a lot of local people petitioned walmart corp and got it put back. i didn't know about it at the time so didn't help with petition but so thankful so many people did. i hear now they are planning to build sort of mini walmarts so curious if they will have fabric.

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    This would be great. I just emailed the corporate office last night almost begging them to bring fabric back. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

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