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Thread: Walmart Fabric

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    Super Member Gramyx7's Avatar
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    I talked with the Manager of our Wal-Mart, he said if everyone would call 1-800-walmart, and complaine.. it would help, he said to make sure and say, "If I drive to a mini mall to buy my Fabric at a Quilt shop, then I will be buying my groceries and laundry detergent, and getting my percriptions, at that store, I will not drive back to Wal-Mart to make my purchases", just think of how much money they will loose if they do away with all the Fabric's at every store. And now with the economy so bad, and they are putting in Party supplies !!!! We have one Walmart in a 60 mile radius, and the fabric is going.

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    I hope our local Walmart doesn't do away with the fabric dept....I go there to buy fabric but end up getting groceries, medicine, books, and electronics.

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    We have 2 Super WalMarts and 1 small Walmart in our area. The 2 Super have gotten rid of their fabric departments but the little one has TONS of fabric. Go figure.

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    I live in a very rural area, and hour from any other fabric stores, and our Walmart put all of their fabrics and notions by the yard on sale for 50% off earlier this month. Our Celebration station is due to be in by Jan 26th What's a poor quilter to do? Why..... buy up as much fabric on sale as possible! Guess I'll have to do my fabric shopping when I take my daughter to violin lessons. Hope I don't need to run out and grab something right quick... there won't be any of that anymore!

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    I wouldn't know because I have never been to a Wal-Mart in my life.

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    Just went into my "local" walmart for the first time in a long, long time and they still have their fabric department. A friend needed more of a fabric she bought months and months ago and they still had that fabric and lots others. I never buy their fabrics any more, don't like them, but understand that for many it may be the only place to find fabrics.

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    Earlier this year our super walmart got rid of all their needlework supplies. DMC was .10 a skein - I bought $8. worth to back up what I had. My receipt was 4 feet long, lol.

    Ours does have nice fabric, some of which I've seen at JoAnn's for double the price. They don't rotate regular stock much but do get a variety of seasonal. What's good about that is if you wait like a year to make something then run out you can always go back and replenish - I've had to do that too. I hope they don't get rid of it, quilt shop prices are a little high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sondray
    The Walmart I go to has raised the prices on all fabric. They had a large table with all 1.00 fabric, first they raised it to 1.10 now it's 1.50 a yard.

    Maybe they're phasing it out too, but I hope not. It's the only place I have to get fabric.

    Sondra

    My WalMart has sewing machines....but no thread of any kind. :lol: Sheer brilliance.

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    We have a Super Center Walmart & they still have fabric. I like to buy their nicest fabric, as it is half the price of the quilt shops. I will be so sad if we lose the fabric department.

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    I have bought a few fabs from Wally but have stopped. Why? Almost all their fabric (at the one's here anyway) runs about $4.44 a yard. They do not EVER have sales or offer coupons for it. Yes, it is an every day low price but if I watch my sales and/or clip a coupon, I can get stuff from other sources (Joann's, Hancock's, Ben Franklin, LQS) at a lower price. I know I'm luck to have all these other sources and will continue to shop for the best value.

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    Shelly, lucky girl, you still have a Ben Franklin. Most of these stores have disappeared. I found one in a small town that was sharing space with a drug store. There were only a couple of shelves of fabric. Really sad. I remember when they used to have a really nice selection of fabrics, even though a lot of them were mill ends. Those were the days!!

    Some of the Wal-Mart stores here have fabrics but will eventually close them as they remodel or build bigger stores. They have $1 yard and some at $2. then there are fabrics up to $4.89 or some odd price. I don't think they are consistent with pricing. But selections are not as good.

    Enjoy those good buys as they are not going to be here for much longer. Why do things have to change so much?

    June in Cincinnati

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    Guess I should edit my previous post, went to one of the Walmarts today and only a little fabric was left. Big yellow signs said '50% off per yard' They are getting rid of their fabric department. I was at this Walmart just before Christmas and nothing said 'we're phasing out fabric'. Ribbon by the yard was also 50% off. They moved in more plastic plants and flowers. :roll:

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    I will be sad when they close the department... Walmart is just about the only place left to buy fabric that is made in America.

    Cranston/VIP are great supporters of their military reservist employees and their families, so I try to buy that fabric first.

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    We still have fabric in our Walmart store but they are doing a remodel soon to a Super Store and then the fabric will be gone. It entails the service thing that some of you have already mentioned.

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    our local walmart did that about a mounth ago and after a while they put it on sale for 75 percent off because it did not sale as quick on 50 percent thanks dorothy from tenn

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