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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2009 07:13:52 AM »

I work at one of the WMs in Lake Charles.  Our store still has fabric...for now.  We are going through a remodel in June, and the crafts section will be reduced to about 2 aisles, and it will mostly be wedding and party supplies.  Of course I already asked, and none of the fabric will be on clearance, they are just going to send it to another WM that still have a fabric section.   Needless to say, I'm pretty bummed!
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009 07:46:21 PM »

Our Walmart did not get rid of the craft section but they did change it. They changed what they offer as far as scrapbook stuff and well I don't like it. I live in Houma, LA so I am lucky I have a lot more to chose from.
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009 06:51:29 PM »

The Super Walmart did get rid of the craft and fabric section on Jefferson Hwy. in Harahan. But the regular Walmart on Veterans in Metairie is still selling fabrics and crafts.
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2009 12:28:57 PM »

Hammond's WM did the same with its remodel. We are 'lucky' there is a Hobby Lobby (across the street from WM). They have decent sales but can be high for regular prices.
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2009 05:07:55 PM »

I found out that the only reason our Jennings Walmart kept it's fabric is the ladies who worked in the department protested and threatened to quit because they are sewers also and didn't want to have to go 30 min to get fabric not to mention be moved to other departments.
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2009 01:40:42 AM »

They got rid of most of the sewing & craft section at the Super Wal-Mart in Covington during their big remodel. No more fabrics at all. There is still some yarn and very basic notions and supplies and not much else. It really pisses me off that WM squeezed out all the indie shops and now they shut down their fabric sections.

Luckily, Annie's Sewing Center in Covington managed to survive and not be run out of business by WM. She has good quality fabrics (garment and quilting) and a good selection of thread/supplies/notions. She also has some patterns. Annie's is at 2256 Phillip Dr.,Covington, LA (985) 867-8067.

Some other survivors: A-1 Vacuum & Sewing Center, 985-867-8167, 1000 Business 190 Ste 4, Covington, LA 70433 (Claiborne Hill, near Goodwill). Precision Sewing, 1-800-487-7397, 3997 Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433. There is also a new shop on Hwy 59 between Harrison and I-12. It is devoted to quilting. I'm sorry, but I can't remember the name.

Okies. That store is called Sew This, (985) 871-1491‎, 70117 Highway 59 # O
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2009 08:28:59 PM »

That is how I feel too.They ran out almost every mom and pop shop of any kind and then they are shutting down parts of the store that most of us who live in small towns are really dependent on,because now we have nothing else.


It really pisses me off that WM squeezed out all the indie shops and now they shut down their fabric sections.

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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2009 07:56:05 PM »

The Walmart on Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge just remodeled and destroyed their craft section.  For months, the yarn and knitting supplies were housed in the outdoor garden section!  The Siegen Walmart also no longer carries fabric.  The Walmart on College Drive, however, has not been remodeled and still has a fabric section.  I'm so over Walmart, though, I might just continue shopping at Hobby Lobby or Hancock Fabrics.  Angry
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2010 03:25:30 PM »

Yea. I went to Walmart just the other day and saw they had done away with the section. It was rather irritating when I saw it. The craft section was really tiny and not very full. I am rather disappointed since I am always there and had not noticed the change since I have not sewn or crafted in a while. I used to go in there and spend hours looking through fabric, but when my son was born I had to quit. He was allergic to the chems and we are just now able to go. Grr. LOL Figures Walmart would do this to us crafters.
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2010 10:01:26 PM »

Several Lake Charles WalMart stores no longer have fabric but the Sulphur location still does.
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