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Thread: Walmart Fabric Not so good

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    I just wanted to give you a heads up on some of wallmart fabric. I purchased a bunch of fabric to make some simple things to sell at the flea market and lucky I washed each piece seperate as all the fabric I purchased bled real bad. I have not gotten fabric that bleeds like that in ages! Now I have to rewash it in vinegar to stop the bleeding.

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    would you be kind enough to show us photos, please?

    that way, those who shop regularly at their local walmarts will know which ones to either avoid or to prewash a few times.

    and i can check my own stash in a panic. :lol:

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    I will post the pictures as soon as the fabric is dried.

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    I buy some fabric from Walmart. I will watch for pics.

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    The only one I bought at WalMart that was HORRIBLE was a Halloween fabric available one or two seasons ago.

    It was bright tangerine background with rows of black silhouettes - buildings, I think. It was a cute print, too.

    That doggone stuff was a bleeder. Changed water about 20 times on it and the water still was like I was making orange Kool-aid.

    I advised the nearest WalMart about it - the clerk took it off the shelf. I came back a few days ago - it was BACK on the shelf. Could hardly believe it.

    I did take it back to the WalMart I purchased it at - much to my surprise, they did take it back. I considered it defective when the 8 other Halloween fabrics I purchased then had good manners. (I did have my receipt) It did get a little sticky, because by then the Halloween fabrics were on clearance, and the codes had changed.

    I, too, would like to see pictures of the fabrics you had problems with.

    In general, I've had good success with the ones I've purchased and been pleased with them.

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    I think you need to be careful wherever you buy fabric. I've had LQS fabric bleed and Walmart fabric bleed. At Walmart I would check the fabric too because some was just not as nice as others. Sorry about your fabrics. That's a pain.

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    I'm a firm believer in prewashing period. Doesn't matter where you get the fab, LQS, chain stores, Goodwill, donated solely for that purpose. I'd be devastated to ruin a quilt by skipping that step. (Not intending to infringe on whether anyone else does or doesn't prewash. There's no right or wrong.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    I'm a firm believer in prewashing period. Doesn't matter where you get the fab, LQS, chain stores, Goodwill, donated solely for that purpose. I'd be devastated to ruin a quilt by skipping that step. (Not intending to infringe on whether anyone else does or doesn't prewash. There's no right or wrong.)
    I agree.

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    These are the fabrics from wall mart that bled.

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    Unable to open.

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    Whoops, could you please try posting again...it doesnt show up?

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    Doesn`t matter where it comes from. I just bought northcott at lqs for a bow tuck and it sure bled.
    Good thing I had retane!
    Gale

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    I am having a hard time posting the pictures haven't done it to often!

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    these are the fabrics that bled

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    can you do them as jpg or jpeg files?

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    Sorry that I am not getting how to get these pictures on the board.....it is a brain fart day for me....hehehehe! I think the problem might be that the program I used to edit them set the pictures to a different format. I will make them a Jpeg. ONe More time! heheheheh

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    WOW i am so sorry that happened to you. I have been buying WM fabric for years and have never had a problem. I will watch for pics too.

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    WOW, I use walmart lot for quick quilts. 1 it is close. The next closest to buy fabric would be JO ann 45 min.s away. Please post I have alot of fat quarters from walmart. And ashammed to say I have never prewashed, but thank goddness i have not had anythng bleed.

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    We are all waiting........ :lol:

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    I am the same as you, cannot figure out how to post pictures! I get BF to do it for me, LOL!

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    All the fabrics I have bought from Wal Mart have been great and great prices, most don't ravel like the "better" fabrics do.

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    you're not previewing are you? the pics won't come through if you do

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    The programs that I use for my images are not very compadable with Windows 7 and to cut a long story short my computer crashed on me yesterday. My husband and I spent all night till 3 am getting it up and going. I will be posting the fabrics that bled later on today.

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    Just do what you can when you can. We understand and we all have a bookmark we can use to come back later and see the photos. No stress.

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    sorry to hear about your bad luck, our Walmart closed up fabric department when they remodeled the store

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