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    I have to tell you that I lied. NOT ON PURPOSE. I just found out that when we get our new Wal Mart in June of 2010, (super Wal Mart) THERE WILL NO LONGER BE FABRIC. Sooooooooo our choices will be Jo Ann and the quilt store down town. I can't always afford Jo Ann's much less walk into the down town quilt store. REALLY GOING TO MISS THE "bargain place"......

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    Heck. I'm one of those gals that "want it know" and it's really hard for me to pick things out on line. Guess I'll have to learn, huh? Can and "old dog" really learn new tricks????

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    When the Walmart here closed the fabric dept. the only thing of fabric they sell now is fat quarters of craft quality fabric. A few jellyrolls of silly looking fabric and some fat quarter bundles which are rather nice quality but limited in selection. There is a great assortment of June Taylor rulers and cutting mats. Scissors, needles and other sewing notions but NO thread at all. No floss or crossstitch/embroidery supplies. No patterns. Red Heart yarns and crochet and knitting needles are there. Sewing machines are still sold and random sewing items.

    I most of my fabric and thread from Connecting Threads. I really like the quilt sampler packs there. I look for bargain and clearance items at other online shops.

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    there are 3 near me and none of them sell fabric anymore, two of them don't sell jellyrolls even. About 30 minutes away another one still has fabric but they are scheduled to remodel in 2010 and their selection has gone way down over the last year. I am lucky that Mary Jo's is about 30 minutes away too. I've bought online from fabric.com, connecting threads, and one other place I can't remember. Its harder to me to match colors online.

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    You have to ask the craft dept. manager to order the fat quarters, rulers and things from the warehouse. They have a choice of what they can carry in their departments. The craft dept manager here orders everything she can from the list that has anything to do with sewing/quilting.

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    I am so sorry to hear that your new
    Walmart won't be carrying fabric any
    more!! :( I must say that I have a lot
    of good luck finding just what I want
    with online stores. They can have some
    pretty great sales. Enjoy your Walmart
    fabric's for as long as you can!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    Its harder to me to match colors online.
    There are a few online fabric stores that show you the coordinating fabrics:
    http://craftconn.com/
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/

    And many more which show you all the fabrics within a given collection.
    http://www.equilter.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by rannyof3
    Heck. I'm one of those gals that "want it know" and it's really hard for me to pick things out on line. Guess I'll have to learn, huh? Can and "old dog" really learn new tricks????
    GO to the expensive store and pick what you want and come home and buy on line for less. The only thing is the idea that the manufactures make several qualities of the same fabric (something I learned here) and you may not be getting exactly what you saw in the store.

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    We just got the new Super Wal mart in our town. We had a large craft/fabric department in old store. We have one small aisle of crafts in new store. Few ugly fq's,mostly pre packaged craft kits. This is suppose to be how the new stores are. I dont like it.

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    I only had two reasons to go the Wal Mart. One was my feed for my birds ( a macaw and an African Grey ) and to check out the fabric department. Now my fabric is gone and they have discontinued my birds favorite food. Now I will not be going there at all. I can find my bird food on line and buy my fabric at the LQS and the fabric store here. Bye Bye Wal Mart.

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    we heard that are walmart going out of fabric next year too so i know how you feel i'm only get a monthly pay and its not much so i can't aford a lots either but i'm going to save so i can buy what fabric i can

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    Save to buy the quilting basics that will cost a lot at other places. Like a bolt of good muslin, a bolt of warm and natural, Pellon fusibles, cotton canvas for ironing board covers, THREAD for craft sewing projects, and quilted cotton fabric to use for fast projects like tote bags. Right before the store starts a remodel, the fabric will be marked %50 off everything on a bolt. It will not be advertised so have many friends be on the look out.

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    I have never bought fabric online before, but I will probably have to learn how. Our walmarts are all but just about phrased the fabrics dept out too. Alco used to have a nice fabric department, but they seem to be phrasing out too! Except for some pretty prepackage yardage material. We do have a store in our area that is ran by the Amish, with tons and tons of fabric! I could go bannas there! I went today and dropped some money! We have lovely fabric stores in the area which I will just have to pay abit more there, I am sure it will be worth it. Just nice to have a choice, so online is a choice. Thanks for the websites!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rannyof3
    I have to tell you that I lied. NOT ON PURPOSE. I just found out that when we get our new Wal Mart in June of 2010, (super Wal Mart) THERE WILL NO LONGER BE FABRIC. Sooooooooo our choices will be Jo Ann and the quilt store down town. I can't always afford Jo Ann's much less walk into the down town quilt store. REALLY GOING TO MISS THE "bargain place"......
    Ohhhhhhh??????? I talked to the Manager and she said we will, but that had been a few months ago. Your in Port Angeles? Way Cool, so am I . Started on here May 2008

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    I like to check out the clearance Isle @ Joanns. I used to find alot there. The coupon helps too. And Loretta is right too

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    I buy online all the time now.
    http://quiltinaday.com
    She has a large sale section.
    I buy from many online stores now and have only been buying the 3 dollar a yard sales.
    It is all first quality and all have been good buys, no problems at all.

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    I just got some good news about Wal mart. I went to another town today with a regular Wal Mart and guess what i found. They enlarged their fabric department. I hope they keep it because like I said earlier the super stores ,in my town, no longer carry fabric. I got a real cute chicken print to make placemats. I'm excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zennia
    I just got some good news about Wal mart. I went to another town today with a regular Wal Mart and guess what i found. They enlarged their fabric department. I hope they keep it because like I said earlier the super stores ,in my town, no longer carry fabric. I got a real cute chicken print to make placemats. I'm excited.
    We here heard that we were keeping ours, then yesterday I talked to the manager in craft area and she said they were told ALL Walmarts will lose their fabrics by next yr. Ours will start thinning out in Jan. I'm really starting to not like Walmart. They took away the layaway, now fabric. Hubby used to get all his fishing gear there. Crappy stuff now. Its really ashame, :x

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    When Walmart here marked everything 50% to get rid of it in the fabric dep. Shipments of new fabric were still coming in! New bolts still with plastic were being marked 50% off right out of the box. The older Walmarts that still have the fabric dept will get a lot of fabric that is left in the warehouse. When it's gone, no more will be ordered at all. Cranston had to shut down the mill because WalMart did not renew the contract. This is what I was told by a WalMart buyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    When Walmart here marked everything 50% to get rid of it in the fabric dep. Shipments of new fabric were still coming in! New bolts still with plastic were being marked 50% off right out of the box. The older Walmarts that still have the fabric dept will get a lot of fabric that is left in the warehouse. When it's gone, no more will be ordered at all. Cranston had to shut down the mill because WalMart did not renew the contract. This is what I was told by a WalMart buyer.
    I'm so discusted with them. :x

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    Hi There,

    Remember me? I just wanted to tell you your package (box) has been sent, my husband did it for me at the UPS store don't know for sure it's UPS or the Post Office he didn't say. He did this on last Thursday which was I believe Aug 6th, don't think you would have gotten it this soon but just wanted you to know to be looking for it. Hope you enjoy it.

    Peggy

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    This message was for Bev sorry, think I put it in the wrong place. Hope Bev reads this.

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    I read. :D Thanks punkin... I'll let ya know when I get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rannyof3
    Heck. I'm one of those gals that "want it know" and it's really hard for me to pick things out on line. Guess I'll have to learn, huh? Can and "old dog" really learn new tricks????
    Necessity is the mother of invention...and I always say, the mother of compromise...so, I think every old dog will learn new tricks if they have to. Sounds like you have an opportunity to learn something new here kiddo!! Besides, online shopping is fun. You can do it in your jammies...my suggestion is that you head into the LQS and look around, see what you like, feel it, write down the lines you like (on the selvedges), and go do internet searches and see if you can come up with the same, or similar fabrics for less. Then you can "shop" in the store, and hopefully find a bargain somewhere else!!

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    I live up in the montains of northen eastern Ca. An Hour in good weather from any WalMart, JoAnn's or any other Fabric Store. So I Love to shop on line. There are Lots, and Lots of good on line sites. and I have never been disapointed,

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