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    Walmart

    My local Walmart (60 miles away) has been under renovation for the last year - I went in Monday- strolling through looking for craft items and gasp........Yes....they are bringing back the fabric department. Yay...they took it out a couple of years ago and now its back..... Happy Dance.....

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    I know exactly how you fell-ours never took the fabric away but when I walked in one day and saw about twice the fabric lining the shelves, WOW!
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    I hope it's bolts and not just the darn pre-cuts that we got back!

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    Sorry to say my Walmart has not done this yet!!!!

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    Mine took fabric out when they renovated and ... it never came back. They did carry a limited selection of battings and other supplies .. but the last I looked even the battings are now a thing of the past.

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    They told me at mine, they would bring it back this month after renovation's were done. They never started and still no fabric. There are several others close by so I will check them even tho they are farther than the one I use.

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    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!!

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    Congrats on your Wally world update. Mine not only took the fabric away but the whole store. It has been 4 years now and I have not been to Wally world since. I sure miss it though.

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    Our Walmart has fabric again but there is never anyone at the counter and much of the fabric is thin-feeling. So for now, I'll stick to the LQS.
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    yippeee! how happy you must be.
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    Still waiting! One of these days it will come back to my neighborhood WM

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    I'm loving it to~ we have both bolts and pre-cuts
    I Love ALL kinds of CrAfTs

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    Happy to hear this! They should ALL have fabric departments!
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    The Walmart stores in my area have added beautiful fabric sections and are specializing in quilting fabrics. I did some research on Monday and learned that the fabrics are made by Spring Mills. They are creating collections for spring that are gorgeous. And, if you time your visits right, they have a project sheet of a quilt with each collection. I am in the process of making a quilt with Walmart fabric only to see if I notice any difference in the quality of the finished product.
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    Ours took fabric out; renovated the store; did not bring back bolts or precuts.

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    Maybe one needs to talk to the local store managers.

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    One of our three Wal-Marts has had fabric all along, and they recently added more. Unfortunately, they mainly added fleece, as near as I can tell, and everything else is just unorganized, making it difficult to find stuff. They have, however, hired more help, and at least there is always someone there to cut fabric now. I managed to find two fabrics I was looking for there today.

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    After 7+ years of promise they are finally building our Wal Mart! So far they have three sides of the building erected and it will be a Super! They claim all the stores will bring back the fabric so I'm hoping for a HUGE supply of fabrics. This store will only be 6 miles from us. All others (with or without fabric) are minimum of 23 miles away. Any other fabric stores such as Joannes are at least 25 miles away. I have made quite a few quilts of all Wal Mart and they have held up great. No probs. Just have to watch what you buy.

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    We have a very good Walmart fabric area. Wonderful clerk who has been there for years. When she's not there, we have to get someone from electronics......but so far i've lucked out, she's been there. Wonder why the difference in stores. Manager? Area? Who knows?

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    Our closest WalMart has been getting in some beautiful fabrics over the last six months. During February they got in so much fabric, the had to put their flannel on sale for $1.50 and $2.50 per yard to make room for all the new fabric. They got rid of the scrapbooking supplies and then the toy department took over that selving unit.
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    I was in our Walmart & gasp, the fabric dept had doubled!! I even checked for thinness & surprise, it was amazingly thick. It may be because this Walmart has a Hobby Lobby right across the road & a Joanne's in the next shopping center plus a local quilt store a mile away.

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    WalMart Fabric Department

    Don't get too excited about WalMart bringing back the fabric department. Ours re-opened about 4 months ago - but they put no on in the department to staff it! If we need something cut, we have to go to the photo department and ask for help, and then we have to wait for that person to finish what she needs to do in photos before coming over to fabrics. I waited one day for 1/2 hour and finally decided it was easier to go to Hobby Lobby where the service is so much quicker (and friendlier). In fact, I found what I wanted (stabilizer) less expensive at Hobby Lobby. I guess the days that we all loved buying fabric at WalMart are gone. When the "photo" girl came over to fabrics, she had no clue about fabric, or selvages, or straight cuts, or patterns.

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    Walmart Fabric Department

    We never lost the fabric department at my local Wally but they did take away a considerable amout of fabric. When the community learned that Walmart intended to eliminate the fabric department ladies began complaining to management. We were advised to write letters to corporate. Walmart even posted a small sign in the fabric department with the information where the letters should be sent. It took a year or more but they finally got the message and we now have a larger fabric department with a better quality fabric.

    I think the ladies united and Walmart listened. Give it a try and make sure you spread the word in your community.
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    Our WalMart's fabric dept. is a shell of it's former self. Few bolts and never anyone working in it. I don't even bother going into it any more.
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    I was excited when I learned our local Walmart was bringing back fabric-BUT the restored fabric dept is small, dark, crowded & with just a few exceptions very poor quality. Even the cutting table is a fraction of the former size, very difficult for employees to cut fabrics.
    A brand new Walmart just opend about 30 min. away-it does have a fabric dept-bright, well stocked & functional. I was told these are corporate decisions, not the local managers, I don't understand why there is such a difference.

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