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    My Walmart has precuts and bolts. You can't buy a fabric line. Nothing matches. It's just all different fabric that doesn't go together. So you can't buy enough fabric to make a quilt. I've bought a yard of this and that, but I'm always disappointed in the fabric. I know it's like the third run at the factory so it's not the best, but if it's a good price, go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezyquilts View Post
    We have fabric in our Walmart, but the girl who runs the department always acts like you are disturbing her, so I rarely shop for fabric there!!
    Have you mentioned this to the store manager? You can go to walmart.com and tell them how you feel. They can't fix what they don't know about.

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    We have a lot of fabric in our WalMart, in Jesup Ga. but there is never anybody working the department to cut your fabric. So I walk out without any. Wonder how long they'll keep the material with this situation. They'll probably say they don't sell any material so why keep it??/

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    Our closest WalMart has never done away with the fabric on bolts but for a while was doing more precuts and less bolts. Yesterday it looked as if they were reducing precuts and adding bolts. The next closest Walmart has never had fabric and just a teeny tiny little crafts section...not hardly any notions, just beads and jewelry stuff (nothing against that but not really anything I do).
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    Quote Originally Posted by missionslady View Post
    I was so happy when WalMart began bringing back fabric to many of its stores making fabric more readily available in areas that may not have a LQS. Although prices have gone up, much of it is more affordable; not everyone can afford quilt shop prices. I put messages on the web-sites of our local WalMarts that brought back fabric, thanking them for doing so, and stating why it was important to many who sew and quilt. Although I continue to purchase much of my fabric from my LQS, not every quilt is an heirloom, and WalMart does carry some nicer cotton fabric that is just right for some projects. I'm happy to have another fabric source! Let's be sure to let WalMart know we appreciate them bringing back fabric to many of their stores! Their help is often spread thin and may have no experience with sewing or quilting, but I thank them too for carrying fabric, and usually find they respond well to a kind word.
    Linda, what a nice post and what a nice and kind person you are....I too am very grateful that they brought the fabric back .
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    I have been to a couple different stores. One took out fabric, then put back limited (the precut) and the other has a full selection! What's going on with wally's world?

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    Ladies I do not get why anyone would buy fabric from walmart or Joanns .I once made place mats and machine appliqued flowers useing Walmart and Joannsfabric as well as quilt store and Hancocks of Paduca.The results were startling.THe quilt store stuff and Hancocks was bright, good color tone ,the tone still showed the design and the others did not at all .They looked terribleTHe web specials bring the price into the same range as what you are paying for lesser quality and of course there are many other companys out there than Hancocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat75 View Post
    Ladies I do not get why anyone would buy fabric from walmart or Joanns .I once made place mats and machine appliqued flowers useing Walmart and Joannsfabric as well as quilt store and Hancocks of Paduca.The results were startling.THe quilt store stuff and Hancocks was bright, good color tone ,the tone still showed the design and the others did not at all .They looked terribleTHe web specials bring the price into the same range as what you are paying for lesser quality and of course there are many other companys out there than Hancocks.

    You do realize that the QB members are telling you that some WM's have some LQS quality fabric? And that some members have no other fabric store within driving distance?

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    Well, first of all girls, I gotta tell you this. I have 2 Wal-marts that still have fabric, with no intention of them going. I also have 2 Wal-marts near that have totally disregarded there fabric, save a few jelly rolls and tons of yarn. I was so upset when they said that the fabric just didn't produce enough money to keep it going. REALLY? I wrote a letter to the company and I e-mailed them.....told them I would be a Meijer shopper for eternity because the fabric was what made me go to Wal-mart from the git-go. I just thought it was such B.S. because they had no intention of getting rid of the fishing dept., the hunting dept, the automobile stupid dept. Really? Well, I can buy makeup anywhere. And if that is all they have to offer me? Watch out. I guarantee, if enough of us make a ruckus.......things will even out. And I think they have. And after venting....let me just say.....My Hubby would so much rather me having aisles of fabric to roam while he does his thing in the automobile stupid aisles...I HATE those aisles. UGHHHHH.

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    One Postmark I want to leave...... I am glad I can go to my vehicle and not have drama, I know that aisles exist for a reason, Thank GOD I am not the one who has to figure that one out!

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    Glad you got fabric back! The closest Walmart to me opened up about the time they were phasing out the fabric departments so it never had fabric. I doubt if we ever get it, but I can go just a little further to one that has fabric.

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    They are remodeling my Wal*Walmart and we have fabrics, but they have the same fabric they have had for a few years. Hoping they inlarge the fabric area and bring back DMC threads for cross stitching.

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    I have not seen the new Wal-Mart lines - will have to see if my local store has them. Someone mentioned that the more expensive new lines are by Springs.

    And, you know, Springs also does lines for JoAnn Fabrics; I believe the Susan Winget designer fabrics are made by Springs. And the quality of the printing is nice.

    The reason I'm commenting is... have you seen the price that JoAnns charges for those? Last time I checked it was $12.99 / yard. Now, you know that is a phony price. If Wal-Mart is selling a comparable fabric for about $8 / yard, well, let's do some math. Most of us know not to buy anything from JoAnn's unless you have a 40% off coupon ... and 40% off of $12.99 is $7.80. So guess what? That marvelous coupon gives you a 20 cents/yard savings off of what would be a *fair* retail price.

    Gee but I hate marketing gimmicks! Don't you think it would be easier if stores just charged a fair price every day? Then we could freely buy what we need for our projects when we need it, rather than having to wait for sales and then go on a buying binge, trying to anticipate what we *might* need down the road (and sometimes guessing wrong, which wastes money in the long run).

    Am I the only one who feels this way?

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    Ours told us that they are sending the fabric department away, which is strange in a town that has no fabric stores and is at least 30 miles from the closest big town that does have fabric stores. Seems weird to me. So much for convenience.
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    Walmart

    The one to the west of me has a full sewing dept., but I don't get over that way very often. The one to the east of me had a full sewing dept., but redid it a couple of years ago and haven't got anything I care to look at or buy. This one has all these ugly little bundles. I hate them.

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    Ours came back about 8 months ago and I did the happy dance. One of the employees is in our guild, she just finished pricing 168 bolts! No room! Gotta add tables! I am thrilled. Lots of good stuff, some thin stuff, but team logos in regular and fleece, flannels, fancy stuff, even some really fun animal print "leather" on one side and sherpa on the other!

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    Our closest Walmart is less than 5 miles from our house. They took away all the fabric except for a few precuts that did not sell. However, they have recently brought back bolts of reasonably priced quilter grade fabric. kIt made me wish that I didn't already have tubs of fabric stacked nearly to the ceiling in my sewing room.
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    My 2 Walmart's took fabric out years ago and to this date never brought them back

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    Our Wal Mart has a small amount of fabric on the bolt but there is never anyone there to cut it for you. I can see why they cannot afford to have a person there at all times because there isn't a big demand for service in this area, but it sure burns my B--- to have to wait so long for them to call someone. I once started to unroll my fabric as if to cut my own and someone came running. They told me I couldn't do that because I didn't have the "gun" to figure out the price for the yardage. I said "Guess they will have to call someone to the REGISTER when I check out to figure what I owe!" She then cut me what I needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezyquilts View Post
    We have fabric in our Walmart, but the girl who runs the department always acts like you are disturbing her, so I rarely shop for fabric there!!
    That would make pick out a ton of fabrics, and get a half yard of each. LOL

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    Sorry to say my Walmart has not done this yet!I wish it would.
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    My closest one moved the department and downsized and when I went looking for 2 certain quilting mags, yesterday, they had moved the magazines as well and now carry NO quilting magazines...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    I have not seen the new Wal-Mart lines - will have to see if my local store has them. Someone mentioned that the more expensive new lines are by Springs.

    And, you know, Springs also does lines for JoAnn Fabrics; I believe the Susan Winget designer fabrics are made by Springs. And the quality of the printing is nice.

    The reason I'm commenting is... have you seen the price that JoAnns charges for those? Last time I checked it was $12.99 / yard. Now, you know that is a phony price. If Wal-Mart is selling a comparable fabric for about $8 / yard, well, let's do some math. Most of us know not to buy anything from JoAnn's unless you have a 40% off coupon ... and 40% off of $12.99 is $7.80. So guess what? That marvelous coupon gives you a 20 cents/yard savings off of what would be a *fair* retail price.

    Gee but I hate marketing gimmicks! Don't you think it would be easier if stores just charged a fair price every day? Then we could freely buy what we need for our projects when we need it, rather than having to wait for sales and then go on a buying binge, trying to anticipate what we *might* need down the road (and sometimes guessing wrong, which wastes money in the long run).

    Am I the only one who feels this way?
    This is why Walmart does so well. Now JC Penney has joined the bandwagon too bad they don't sell fabric. As for Joanns here is what I do, I have the vip card, 10% off everything except if you are using a coupon. I wait till the batting goes on sale for 50% then use my 10% off card, also wait for the fabrics to go a 40% off and do the same, however lately they are only doing 25 or 30 off on the fabric. Other wise I always check Walmart as they do have some fabrics well priced that are decent, you just have to be able to judge quality by touch and know the going prices out there if you want to get the best deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnya View Post
    Linda, what a nice post and what a nice and kind person you are....I too am very grateful that they brought the fabric back .
    Dollars at the check out speak very loudly, Walmart is the kind of store that looks at the revenues generated by the sq ft they have devoted to that product. BTW their notions are always cheaper by many dollars than JoAnns.
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    My St. Helens, OR Walmart is renovating the fabric department. Rumor is that it will eventually be nothing but two isles, and no notions, buttons, or trims. BUT they are enlarging the artificial flower department!! Can you smell my fumes!!!

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