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Thread: Walmart Fabric Update

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    I went to yet another WalMart in Baton Rouge and a nice lady was doing something in the crafts department. I asked her if this WalMart was going to get bolt fabric back and she said yes indeed. She said "you and your friends must have been calling and writing. I told everyone to call and write. "They" told us no one was buying fabric, and I told them that isn't the case". She was so nice and said that all the WalMarts would be getting fabric back. Not just in Baton Rouge. I'm not sure if that is really the case, but, at least that one in Baton Rouge (behind Cortana Mall) will be. She said she couldn't tell me when, but would be sooner than I think. I also said I've heard that when fabric comes back, there aren't people who know how to cut it. She said, well, I know how to cut and so do the other ladies who work here. She said she would look forward to cutting my fabric. Such a nice experience. I'll check back there to see when it happens. :D

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    Talked to the lady in my WalMart that used to work in fabrics when we had some. She told me ours would get it back after they remodeled the store next year.

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    I am so glad! The Cortana WM had the best fabric (back when).

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    Ours is a brand new store (opened last October). I wonder if it will be getting fabric in again. The old store had it but got rid of it a while before they closed.

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    The precuts have been on sale now for several weeks. Hopefully, I'll be seeing some bolts soon.

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    I really think WalMart discoverd that there was still a demographic out there who buys fabric and enjoys saving money to. I think the fabric depts. will come into each of the WalMarts as they do updating and remodels on stores. That is how it happend here. I am proud to say since sending email that there was never anyone around the craft/fabric dept. to cut the fabric, you can always find someone close by now. Just one or two ailse away from the cutting area. You will enjoy the new dept. when it gets there.

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    Out here the walmart would really benefit from it. Joann's just closed and now people have to drive an hour for any fabric. Bad enough for us adults but for school and 4H projects it might be a hardship for some parents to drive so far.

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    The 2 Wal-Marts closest to me have never discontinued their fabric but this year both have gotten slightly smaller. The fabrics that were $3.50 & 3.97 are mostly $5.95+ now. The broadcloth they had at 1.97 is $3 and too thin to use as quilt backing. I do look there for my backing but with the LSQ selling 108" wide for $12.99 that usually comes out cheaper. However I will admit I do look everytime I am there. I was glad to see warm and natural batting is half the price per yard of Joann's. Our Joann's here has surpassed the LQS price on a lot of things so I avoid them plus they are a 30-40 minute drive for me. The batiks last week were $12.99 a yard at Joann's and $9.99 & 10.99 at LQS.

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    Good for you

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    Joann's I think are out pricing themselves, there not a quilt store and if Im going to pay the big bucks Im going to get good fabric plus support the quilt store

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    Yes, it's all a matter of personal preference and what we want our quilts to be. Sometimes I use quilt store quality and sometimes when I'm just fooling around for myself, it doesn't matter what I use. And some of the odd scraps I've found in flea markets turned into quilts I really like. It's fun to have options!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat
    Talked to the lady in my WalMart that used to work in fabrics when we had some. She told me ours would get it back after they remodeled the store next year.
    Ditto...I was first told end of July but this wk when I asked they said when we make the store bigger...BOO HISS...I need fabric now.

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    We heard the same in CA. All the WalMarts will get bolts of fabric back....most likely as they are remodeled or the SuperCenters are built.

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    Our WM also got lots of bolts of fabric back, but the last 3 times I went to check it out, no one was around to cut it for me. They even removed the bell that you could ring to summon assistance. I give up!

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    I just visited one of the 3 WalMarts near me and they were in the process of getting the fabric out on the floor. Hooray! I hope the other 2 stores get it soon also.

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    Last time I was to our only Walmart within an hour drive, the fabric dept (an aisle) moved to the far corner of the store. It was always in the back of the store, only much bigger. I did not see much change since last time I visited. Still one aisle. Don't frequent there much, with gas prices. Just not worth a trip. I get what I need online or wait till we travel. I do suppose one day we may get a larger fabric dept

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    The Walmart super store in Temecula CA is NOW unloading the fabric. Two stores in Corona CA were remodeled but no sign of fabric is coming back. YES, the prices at JAF have skyrocketed along with the price of cotton. Now that the prices have declined, I doubt if the price of yardage will come down. Just like gasoline.

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    our walmart got their fabric back.A few days ago they were putting it on the shelves.I think the prices run from 4.95 up.They dont carry as much as they use to but at least we do have a choice now.

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    What does the LQS stand for? Thanks Jan

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    Oh yay! That sounds so promising!!
    I'm on a fabric non buying streak right now... but I am going to be so happy to see it appear again! They always had some really neat stuff :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    The 2 Wal-Marts closest to me have never discontinued their fabric but this year both have gotten slightly smaller. The fabrics that were $3.50 & 3.97 are mostly $5.95+ now. The broadcloth they had at 1.97 is $3 and too thin to use as quilt backing. I do look there for my backing but with the LSQ selling 108" wide for $12.99 that usually comes out cheaper. However I will admit I do look everytime I am there. I was glad to see warm and natural batting is half the price per yard of Joann's. Our Joann's here has surpassed the LQS price on a lot of things so I avoid them plus they are a 30-40 minute drive for me. The batiks last week were $12.99 a yard at Joann's and $9.99 & 10.99 at LQS.
    What does the LQS stand for Thanks Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    The 2 Wal-Marts closest to me have never discontinued their fabric but this year both have gotten slightly smaller. The fabrics that were $3.50 & 3.97 are mostly $5.95+ now. The broadcloth they had at 1.97 is $3 and too thin to use as quilt backing. I do look there for my backing but with the LSQ selling 108" wide for $12.99 that usually comes out cheaper. However I will admit I do look everytime I am there. I was glad to see warm and natural batting is half the price per yard of Joann's. Our Joann's here has surpassed the LQS price on a lot of things so I avoid them plus they are a 30-40 minute drive for me. The batiks last week were $12.99 a yard at Joann's and $9.99 & 10.99 at LQS.
    What does the LQS stand for? Thanks Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    The 2 Wal-Marts closest to me have never discontinued their fabric but this year both have gotten slightly smaller. The fabrics that were $3.50 & 3.97 are mostly $5.95+ now. The broadcloth they had at 1.97 is $3 and too thin to use as quilt backing. I do look there for my backing but with the LSQ selling 108" wide for $12.99 that usually comes out cheaper. However I will admit I do look everytime I am there. I was glad to see warm and natural batting is half the price per yard of Joann's. Our Joann's here has surpassed the LQS price on a lot of things so I avoid them plus they are a 30-40 minute drive for me. The batiks last week were $12.99 a yard at Joann's and $9.99 & 10.99 at LQS.
    What does the LQS stand for ? Thanks Jan

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    LQS is Local Quilt Shop.Char7439

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