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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011 10:10:59 PM »

Luckily, our Wal-mart by me didn't do away with fabric, and they have a decent selection. Glad to hear they are bringing the fabrics back there!
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011 06:40:36 AM »

Thats such good news! That pre-cut section they have now is a poor excuse. I generally loathe walmart & try to avoid when I can but I did often raid their fabric section for budget friendly choices for costumes & lining.
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2011 11:57:41 AM »

finally!  the precut stuff is a joke
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2011 01:12:01 PM »

Pressure WORKS, with Walmart. A couple of years ago, my friend in the fabric section warned me that her department was going to disappear, with the remodel of the store. She pointed out that many of the servicemen's wives at a nearby Air Force base and Army base were big into quilting, and that this was the only low-priced alternative for fabrics, to the spectacularly overpriced JoAnn's- she was concerned for those gals. So I started an email / letter writing campaign, and told her to pass the word on to the Mountain Home/Gowen gals to do the same. Amazingly, the fabric section was kept, after the remodel, and years later, it's still there (as is my friend). She tells me that occasionally, the general manager will say something about them closing it out, but it hasn't happened yet.  Wink Fingers crossed- if a real threat surfaces, though, we'll just start harassing Corporate again!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011 02:17:28 PM »

any idea on how I can get walmart's british cousin Asda to start selling fabric?!
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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2011 08:41:11 AM »

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"Our customers are telling us they want it back,"

I thought we told them we didn't want it gone, before they even did that!  And considering WM is selling organic cotton kids' clothing at very reasonable prices, I'm thinking cotton prices weren't the big factor.  I think they didn't want to pay employees; they did away with their fabric sections at about the same time they did away with layaway - anything that required someone to actually work serving customers.
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2011 02:51:30 PM »

One of the three Walmarts in our city carried fabric.  They took the fabric section out for several months- I cannot remember how many - but due to the UPROAR, the fabric department is back, and it's bigger and offers better fabric now.  And, Walmart has some GREAT buttons - good quality and lower cost than JoAnn's.  But without a coupon, or a sale on things I want, I won't even shop at JoAnn's - they are overpriced for poorer quality.  I will pay more at a quilt shop knowing I'm getting good quality fabric.  And now I'll shop at Walmart, but I'm still more careful about looking there.  Walmart is finally steering away from polyester based fabrics, thank goodness.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2011 07:45:53 PM »

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"Our customers are telling us they want it back,"

I thought we told them we didn't want it gone, before they even did that!  And considering WM is selling organic cotton kids' clothing at very reasonable prices, I'm thinking cotton prices weren't the big factor.  I think they didn't want to pay employees; they did away with their fabric sections at about the same time they did away with layaway - anything that required someone to actually work serving customers.

I'm pretty sure that's why they closed them. The fabric department at my local Walmart was always terrible. I could find what I needed at a great price, but I had to wait around for literally, a half hour, to get someone to cut it. There were many times that I was tempted to jump behind the counter and cut it myself, but then I didn't know how to pay for it without someone to put a sticker on it for me.
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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2011 05:52:05 AM »

My local WM has been moving stuff around the store, for the last month; moving aisles of things from back of store to front, and vice-versa.

Lo and behold, they have made room, once again, for fabric! I know that WM is bringing fabric back, but I wonder if it is coming back to ALL stores.

At any rate, it's too early to see just how much they are carrying; all that is in place is a cutting table and some bolts of fabric, thus far.

I don't sew a lot, but I am excited Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2011 10:12:37 AM »

i enjoy my wal-mart's fabric department. it's not crazy fantastic, but they have a ton of prints, bright threads and beautiful buttons....everything i love to use! otherwise, i drive 20 minutes away to my favorite fabric store.
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