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    Senior Member jodimae's Avatar
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    I went into our Wal Mart and our fabrics have been replaced with charcoal, coolers, cases of tissue, paper towels, etc. It really was sad to go in and not see fabric. Here are some of the fabs. I bought at 50% off the last two weeks.
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    I hope you enjoy cooking with charcoal and use lots of paper towels. Or maybe that is what Walmart hopes.

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    Nice haul, though I'm sorry to hear when Walmart takes out fabrics. Some of them are putting in precuts, like one near me. Your second group, fabric 2...LOVE that one! I have some of it and managed to get some coordinating.

    Oh, and I LOVE your signature....:)

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    Love those paisleys!!! I never knew WM had fabric until I got on this board.

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    You really got lucky with what you were able to get! The Walmart stores in my area too have discontinued carrying the fabric department. The sales person told me it was because they were not making any money. I just don't see how that can be!! My guess is it is just an "excuse" to cut a department in order to save $$. :(

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    Wal-mart does not seem to care about their customers.
    You can only use so may coolers. You can always use more fabric.
    If our local Wal-Mart closes out the fabric dept, then I have NO need to shop there.

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    Great choices of fabrics! Makes me want to run out for more!

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    My husband seems to think we could save some money now...NOT... I can find somewhere else to buy fabric..lol
    I do use quite a bit of charcoal, but I'd rather shop for fabs. Wal-Mart stopped caring about their customers a long time ago.

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    Looks like you need to make the trip to Marshall Dry Goods too :thumbup: :lol:

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    The WM by us gave up most of the fabric over a year ago. Then ALCO just gave it up this past month. Looks like Joanns, Hobby Lobby and LQS will be getting my business still.

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    You got some good ones!

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    Your fabrics are relly pretty! If EVERY quilter wrote a letter to them, would they listen????? hmmmmmmmm

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    NO, the fabric department does not make $$. They have to have someone there all of the time to cut fabric.

    You do not need to have an employee to help you buy paper towels.

    I noticed that HGTV and DIY did not listen when they took off Simply Quilts.

    How many times can you paint a kitchen or sell a house, or plant the same tree?

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    those are gorgeous!!!!

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    sooo true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimae
    I went into our Wal Mart and our fabrics have been replaced with charcoal, coolers, cases of tissue, paper towels, etc. It really was sad to go in and not see fabric. Here are some of the fabs. I bought at 50% off the last two weeks.


    i know, i am with you..it was sad to see ours go too..
    but i went in and bought yards and yards of the WOW they had..i would of bought it all, but not enough money! i have never been sorry ,all different patterns on the WOW too.

    Nice stash you got there!

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    We have a couple around here that still sell fabrics, they won't after a while. I will buy online when I need more, if I live long enough to sew up all the tons of fabrics I now have. I have some like some of those fabrics.

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    Very nice selection!

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    The fabric you got is soooo pretty. I love it all. The WM close to me still has fabric. But I was told when they remodel They will do away with their fabric.

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    I can feel your pain...our Walmart lost thier fabric dept at the 1st of the year.......it looks like you got a lot of beautiful fabric....I didn't get that much.......I stopped in the fabric dept. every week...then one day most of it was not there....one lady said when she got off work one morning the fabric was there.....that night most of it was gone...so sad...I Loved the fabric at Walmart....
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    Ooooo those fabrics are beautiful :D:D:D

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    Love your fabrics and glad you could get them. At the WalMart near me when they remodeled they didn't mark down the fabric , they moved it to another store :?

    And it is true about having to pay a person to cut the fabric and since WalMart is on a kick to cut back all expenses to increase the bottom line they are doing away with the fabric departments :hunf:

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    You had a wonderful haul. It's so sad that Walmart is dropping the fabrics.

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    They say they are going to sale pre cut kits, but probably not a big variety. I like being able to go get a yard of something if I need it. There are still a couple wal marts within 50 miles that have fabs. Hobby Lobby and Joanns, so I will just have to travel to get more. Hopefully I have enough to keep me busy for a while.

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    How sad huh? But I sure love the fabs were able to get

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