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Old 09-01-2020, 03:08 AM
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Yesterday in I went to Walmart and they were having a Wonderful fabric that was GREAT! I found that the fabric was $1.00 for each 1 yard. I got 5 fabrics that were ended with 14 yards of fabric and a little more for $16.51!!!! WOW - wonderful quilting to day!!!

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Old 09-01-2020, 03:56 AM
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Gotta love Walmart sometimes. I have never shied away from fabric from Walmart. Over the years I've bought plenty there and with careful selection it's just as good as anything. There are those who turn their noses up at "Walmart" fabrics. I don't care to speak to those snobs.

I see some changes happening in the fabric aisles in Walmart. We'll see how it works out in the long run.
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A year or so ago they did a big purge of their fabric sections here and redesigned them, I was able to get several nice pieces of fabric for a dollar a yard, about 20 yards or so. One of those fabrics I saw on my usual on-line retailer for $8.99... it's a name brand and I'm happy to have gotten it from Walmart

I go on a bolt by bolt basis, some of the fabric "craft" and not "quilt" level but everything is pretty mixed up.
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Originally Posted by oldmanquilts View Post
Gotta love Walmart sometimes. I have never shied away from fabric from Walmart. Over the years I've bought plenty there and with careful selection it's just as good as anything. There are those who turn their noses up at "Walmart" fabrics. I don't care to speak to those snobs.

I see some changes happening in the fabric aisles in Walmart. We'll see how it works out in the long run.
Ditto.....its a matter of learning what to look for in fabric selection. If the fabric snobs are willing to pay for me to only shop at quilt shops, which I would rather support my local quilt stores but I do a lot of charity work I just can't afford the per yard prices.
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Old 09-01-2020, 04:29 AM
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However, there are those of us who live in rural areas with a Walmart that have never carried anything better than what you can read a newspaper through. I've searched my local store for years on the off chance there may be something worth buying, but experience has taught me it's a waste of time. Our local store is more interested in electronic games and computer parts, fishing and sporting goods and redecorating your home. I don't buy fabric at Walmart, that doesn't make me a snob!
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Old 09-01-2020, 04:34 AM
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Wow is right!
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Old 09-01-2020, 05:32 AM
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ummm....I guess I must be in the snob group. I usually buy at the local quilt shops or some online. But even then I buy recognized brands.....I have bought fabric a Walmart and thought it was OK...but when I washed it....it was very thin. I did not use it in my quilt. One of the first quilts I made was mainly made of moda fabric but I needed a bit of a certain color and the only one I could find was at one of the big box stores.....over the years....that particular fabric faded to almost white while the others stayed just fine....so yep....I am leary....but we all have budgets....and it doesn't make sense to buy the most expensive fabric for a picnic quilt or for a child that will outgrow it rapidly. I stitch slowly and mostly make bed quilts for adults....so I make mine with the idea that they will be used for years so really do want to have good quality fabric in them.....Flannels are difficult. they are expensive and unfortunately, I have bought at the big box stores a few times and have always been dissappointed in the quality....sighhh....so when I want to make a special flannel quilt for someone, I pay the big bucks for the fabric.
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Good for you! What a bargain. Excited for you.
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:32 AM
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You've gotta love it when you run into bargains like that!
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Old 09-01-2020, 09:49 AM
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You got lucky! That happended to me about a year ago, when they were getting rid of a bunch of Waverly. It was such good fabric, for $1 a yard. I've used it for many quilt backs.
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