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Wal-Mart Fabrics
TooMuchFabric Send a Message
Windy Country
Yesterday I was at one of the Wal-Mart stores in Lawton, OK. They had their fabric reduced in price and very little left. The woman in the fabric department said the store was slated for a remodel in January and they would no longer be carrying fabric.

I go to Wal-Mart only when necessary and don't know if this is happening at most stores or if it will be gradual happening.

Jo Ann
12/15/2007 7:08:13 AM
Leetec Send a Message
Union City, OH
A lot of the Walmart stores are getting rid of fabric. I guess it depends on how close another store is that sells fabric. There is acutally a petition that address this issue. WE had a new store open close to me that didn't have fabric and barely has a craft section. The one I worked at was going to cut out the fabric this time last year but they are still carrying it.
12/15/2007 7:24:11 AM
Which Wal-Mart was it? There's 2 in Lawton, and I need some more of a certain fabric they carry. If both of them are getting rid of the fabric, I'd better go buy it today!
12/15/2007 8:25:57 AM
sewbug Send a Message
Right Here
I bought a fabric thread counter and was amazed that many of WalMart's 100% cotton quilting fabric was the same thread count as the quilt shop fabric. Some of the fabric was not, especially the cheaper ones but I was surprised at the quality fabrics that were there. I think quilters gave WalMart the cold shoulder to the fabric dept thinking all their fabric was low quality. We listened too blindly to the designers of their own line to promote. Now it's going to be gone along with the big orders to the manufacturer of these fabrics.

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12/15/2007 8:34:58 AM
Geneva2 Send a Message
Charleston, SC
I am not a big fan of Wal-Mart but I have bought fabric there. I think most quilters know a good quilt fabric by feel but you can always look for the manufactures name on the selvage. I know Wal-Mart sells Moda fabric and you can't beat that.
12/15/2007 9:49:16 AM
Cathy32078 Send a Message
Okla. 4 now
Yep, eventually No WalMart will be carrying fabric. Petitions were signed, phone calls made and it has made no difference in many areas. 2 of the stores close to me took their fabric out. When the one here started marking a lot of bolts down to 1$ or $2 a yd. I found some very nice quality fabric and bought what was on the bolt. Some of their stuff is great quality while some is far from it.
12/15/2007 11:04:18 AM
mcmema Send a Message
werw losing our fabric in w/m also which means I relly will have to travel to LQS 130 miles away unless I can keep paying xtra on my card to order with!!!
12/15/2007 11:14:01 AM
Evie Send a Message
To be on the safe side, I would wash it first to see how it holds up.

And I agree, you have to feel the fabric before buying it. There's some fabric at one of the LQS that is very thin and I won't buy it. I don't like being able to "see" through the fabric.
12/15/2007 4:11:40 PM
quilterbee Send a Message
Walmart sells Moda??? I don't buy their fabric, but if they sell Moda....I'll check it out. Amie
12/15/2007 6:42:53 PM
TooMuchFabric Send a Message
Windy Country
The Wal-Mart I was in is located on Sheridan Road in Lawton.

I had read to take a magnifying glass with you to check the thread count. I found one that folds and has a light. It is great to see how closely woven the fabric is.

I really like the fabric that QIAD sells. It is always great quality and speedy delivery but I do like to be able to run to the store and just look and buy a bit while I am there.

Jo Ann
12/15/2007 9:48:00 PM
I live in Michigan and have also heard our Walmarts are closing their fabric departments.
12/16/2007 8:34:57 AM
MAWmum Send a Message
CArin in UT
Our Walmart remodled and made the fabric department a lot smaller but they still have it I hope it isn't going away cause I pick up little things there all the time.
12/16/2007 9:19:21 AM
sewbug Send a Message
Right Here
I bought a thread counter at Hobby Lobby and I went and bought another one to have in my purse, never know when I'll find a fabric sale.

I found a lot of Moda at WalMart. You have to read the bolt end to find it, it's mixed in with the quilt fabrics by color. WalMart here sells Warm and Natural batting by the yard too. It all depends on what the fabric dept. manager orders from the warehouse and the feedback they get from the fabric dept. clerks. We have one WalMart close by that will rival any LQS because the clerks in the fabric dept are all quilters and avid sewers. Their dept. makes a profit so they have been given the okay to keep the fabric dept. for at least two more years. It's a shame the WalMart exes dismissed the fabric dept as non profit making when all it would take is someone with a little knowledge of what to buy.

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12/16/2007 9:39:58 AM
supermother9 Send a Message
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
The Wal-Mart here in Oak Ridge,Tn has already completely closed It is real depressing. Even the other ones in the area have already closed their fabric department. Such a sad time. I always enjoyed pickig up a few pieces of fabric every time I shopped.
12/16/2007 10:04:16 AM
Thanks for telling me which one, I got some great Spongebob fabric to make something for my son. The Wal-Mart on Quanna Parker doesn't have their fabric on sale. I wonder if they're going to keep the fabric there for a while.
12/16/2007 5:54:41 PM
The walmarts where I live closed their fabric departments last year. Carol may
12/16/2007 8:07:21 PM
angelacordova Send a Message
Memphis, TN
I just went to Walmart today in Memphis TN and all of their fabric was 50% off. They didnt have too much left, so I went a little crazy. To put it this way, I had 2 ladies cutting for me and it took them 1 1/2 hours. But, now I dont have to buy any fabric for at least 2 months. It is sad though. Walmart carries some cute fabrics.
12/19/2007 4:27:48 PM
MAWmum Send a Message
CArin in UT
Talked to the gals at our Wal-Mart and they said that the plan right now is to keep the ones around here.
12/20/2007 1:51:34 PM
I think its just one more thing that old Sam would not have done if he were still here.We are getting a new walmart in CarthageTn. A super center,one of the smallest.Walmart built a super in the small town where I lived up north and 2 yrs. later wished they had built it bigger,but by then,they couldnt buy any more land.So I imagine it will also happen here.I talked the fabric lady and she isnt sure whats going to happen to the fabric,saying after she had told many that the fabric would be discontinued,she got word that its possible that the fabric may also be making the move.We'll know in March.Happy quilting.
12/20/2007 3:35:18 PM
quilterbee Send a Message
What are you going to use that Walmart fabric for? Charity quilts? To me, Walmart fabric is like a chicken liver...yucky. I guess for charity quilts or pet beds, it might be Ok. El's sale fabircs are better quality and cheap,too. There are several websites that have TOL fabric for $4 yard. But, to each his/her own. Amie

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12/20/2007 8:01:42 PM
angelacordova Send a Message
Memphis, TN
Well I figure that I can use it to experiment, and if it turns out horrible, then I didnt waste too much money. Also, I make corn bags, so a lot of that material comes in handy for this.
12/20/2007 8:15:50 PM
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