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Thread: WalMart Newspaper Ad today, Fabrics Are Back PLUS

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    My Sunday newspaper had a flyer from Walmart today stating that fabrics are back in over 2000 stores. Don't know if that covers your stores (that have removed fabrics), but the good news is that they will match a lower advertised price (competitors) AND They will gladly accept competitors coupons!!! That is great for me since I like to buy batting and Pellon products from them (much closer to me than JoAnns. Also, they are expanding their fabric and supplies assortments!

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    How do we know which stores have it back? Is there any place on their website that would tell you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsewnsew
    My Sunday newspaper had a flyer from Walmart today stating that fabrics are back in over 2000 stores. Don't know if that covers your stores (that have removed fabrics), but the good news is that they will match a lower advertised price (competitors) AND They will gladly accept competitors coupons!!! That is great for me since I like to buy batting and Pellon products from them (much closer to me than JoAnns. Also, they are expanding their fabric and supplies assortments!
    My Walmart still does not have fabric. They also will NOT accept % off coupons. They only accept coupons for a set price. :( :thumbdown: I really wish they would stock fabric again.

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    I live in a rural area and have 3 WalMart's about an hour away in 3 different directions. They have lost a lot of business due to the fabric and food changes made.

    Only one still has fabric and not good choices. Believe it ot not they carry no batting at all. I have asked at the other 2 about the fabrics coming back and no one knows.

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    I went to the website, but no luck in finding out which stores have fabrics and/or will be getting back their fabric selection. So the 2000+ stores advertised in the flyer could just well be the same stores that still have fabric selections. It was a 2 page flyer ad in our newspaper this morning.

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    We have fabric, but its all very thin, not the quality they used to have and thats not saying much.

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    I just saw so fabric at the local walmart, not very much and not place to cut it, so you buy the yardage that is there......

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    No fabric at the WM closest to me, but there are 4 others within an hour's drive for me that do carry fabric.. JoAnn's is closer, but Hancock's and HL are about as close as the closest WM that carries fabric.

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    We had the flyer in the Daytona Beach, FL paper also. I have not shopped for fabric at our local store for quite a while. One store that was supposed to get fabric this summer never did. Wish they wuld get better quality.
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    We have fabric, but its all very thin, not the quality they used to have and thats not saying much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapykate
    I just saw so fabric at the local walmart, not very much and not place to cut it, so you buy the yardage that is there......
    The WM on Military HWY has always carried fabric and for years it was the only one in this area that had it. Then last week I went to the one on Tidewater/Little Cr Rd and they had some bolts and a small notions isle. Maybe it'll just take time and also they won't stock to much until they see how it will go. The one on Military HWY has a great after Christmas sell; last year I got alot of less than 50 cents a yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsewnsew
    I went to the website, but no luck in finding out which stores have fabrics and/or will be getting back their fabric selection. So the 2000+ stores advertised in the flyer could just well be the same stores that still have fabric selections. It was a 2 page flyer ad in our newspaper this morning.
    Right, I think we all received the same flyer. Though, without some way of knowing which 2000 stores are now carrying it, they're setting themselves up for some very angry shoppers who drive a distance to find their store isn't one of these 2000!

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    Here in West Ga (Carrollton) my newspaper had a flyer and I was so excited ! The local Walmart is just across the street from my church so I decided when church was over I was going to scoot across the street.....oh was I disappointed when I found that this store doesn't have any fabric...Of course the two people I asked didn't have a clue.

    I almost laughed when I realized that I can get a "bogus" WM flyer and can't even get the Kroger weekly flyer in my newspaper !

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    Quote Originally Posted by laceybritt
    I live in a rural area and have 3 WalMart's about an hour away in 3 different directions. They have lost a lot of business due to the fabric and food changes made.

    Only one still has fabric and not good choices. Believe it ot not they carry no batting at all. I have asked at the other 2 about the fabrics coming back and no one knows.
    The fabric dept manager is the one that orders from Walmart warehouse what to have in the fabric dept. I've seen the fabric/quilting/notion book what Walmart stocks in the warehouses. The fabric manager can order any of it. For that dept manager to act ignorant about it doesn't fly with me. I say show me in the order book where you don't have it available to order and I'll personally get in touch with the dist. manager to ask why you can't order it when the other Walmarts have it.

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    we did not get a WM ad today. so i went online to see if there was one for our area. sadly, we don't even have an ad. i was in WM the other week. they only had precuts hanging on the wall. and none of them were attractive. so they probably won't sell well and the store will use that statistic to show that they don't have a need to carry a full fabric department :(

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    I've emailed my local walmart 2 times...and they have not responded....so I'm not going to waste my time to go check.

    I hope they get the fabric...but if they don't, that's okay too. I try to shop with my local stores that are Michigan based. Our local economy is hurting so bad...I don't want to give any extra pennies to the Walmart Effect if I don't have to.

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    i called yesterday, a bit perturberd. the fabs are out for 2 months now, but they won'
    t cut it or sell, the mgr said about 1 month more.
    what's wrong with them??????

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    i called yesterday, a bit perturberd. the fabs are out for 2 months now, but they won'
    t cut it or sell, the mgr said about 1 month more.
    what's wrong with them??????

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    York pa walmart has the fabric department back. some of the cotton fabric is "jo ann" quality, some of the cottons are very thin and basically useless for quilting. I bought none.

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    York pa walmart has the fabric department back. some of the cotton fabric is "jo ann" quality, some of the cottons are very thin and basically useless for quilting. I bought none.

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    I also live in Carrollton, GA. I actually went into the Walmart and asked where the fabric was and they told me that they didn't have a clue. I found a manager and he told me that they wanted to put precut fabric in some of the stores and that it didn't work and that he didn't have a clue about what the ad was. He said that if they are getting fabric he didn't know it. VR still has some fabric.

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    My Walmart never completely stopped selling fabric. They seemed to have stopped getting anything new in though. One of the stands that used to house their fabric fell apart and they never replaced it. Now they just have fabric along the wall (same fabric as last year) and one stand. They hired a new manager for the department but I've been told that she doesn't sew and is not interested in improving the department and there's usually no one to cut fabric either. Last week I went in and the lady who helped me stated that she would PAY ME TO TEACH HER TO SEW! She also didn't know how to measure fabric proceeding to use the entire cutting table to measure the fabric instead of using the 1 yard markers. Thank goodness I have access to another Walmart, JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby and a good LQS a little farther away.

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    Our Walmart in Johnson City, TN just did a remodel/reset of our fabric dept last week!
    I have lots of space for the new fabric to come in. We have a lot of new in already, more to come! We also increased our notions section and our craft section some! (The flowers section moved!)

    We have more FQ and precuts, more kits and lots more bolts!

    I don't know about the 2000 stores as the WM magazine that came out within the company last month only said 800 stores were getting fabrics back. Maybe the 2000 included the ones like mine that expanded!

    If your in my area - come see me!

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    These whine on Walmart threads really irk me as nearly 11,000 readers on this board already know. The Nebraska stores are not only being restocked with fabrics but they are adding large sections for crafts, yarns and other products similar to what Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's carry. Yippee!!

    I wish that some of you would stop to realize that Walmart is not a professional quilt shop and that the fabrics they carry are for ALL SEWERS, not just quilters. Many cotton fabrics are intended for children's clothing, making shirts and blouses etc. Why on earth would anyone feel that Walmart fabrics are inappropriate for quilt making when it is likely that some of those fabrics were never intended to be used for that purpose?

    Fabrics are coming back to Walmart. I believe that the big push was to start in September from what I have read. It's just now the middle of September. Give 'em a break eh?! All this complaining is going to make them believe that they'll never be able to make quilters happy and I hope that isn't the truth. Anyway...just how many Walmarts are there in this country?? I know the big city closest to me has a least six super stores and they are building another one there. 2000 stores is probably a drop in the bucket to how many there are across the country, it's going to take some time.

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    I love to visit the fabric department in WM. I just want someone there to cut! Our fabric dept just sits there unstaffed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsewnsew
    I went to the website, but no luck in finding out which stores have fabrics and/or will be getting back their fabric selection. So the 2000+ stores advertised in the flyer could just well be the same stores that still have fabric selections. It was a 2 page flyer ad in our newspaper this morning.
    it was in our paper today to.

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