Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Will wonders never cease..........

Last week I was shopping at our local Super Walmart when I happened to notice something.

I'm not sure if you can read the sign, but it says FABRIC!!!! Whaaaattttt?????

Our Super Walmart had done away with their fabric section and most all of their sewing supplies. But they're back!!!

I asked the girl at the cutting table when did they put the fabric back in the store. She said about 8 weeks ago! Well that explains it. You see I never go to the back of the store anymore, well, because there is no reason to. The girl said that a lot of people complained. So it's back. I don't buy a lot of fabric from Walmart, but I do sometimes pick up sewing notions, ribbons, buttons and such. However, their fabric was nice. Not a huge selection, but it felt really good. Good enough for me to pick up a couple of pieces :-)

You know you can never have enough polka dots!

And one other little tidbit. As I was talking with my BFF recently, I mentioned that I had used my JoAnn's 50% off coupon at Michael's. She did not know that you could do that. Now I'm not sure if applies to all areas, but Michael's will honor JoAnn's coupons, and JoAnn's will honor Michael's coupons on items they both carry. So check it out!! You may find that those hot little 50% coupons will come in handy one day.

19 comments:

Denise :) said...

Well I'll be -- I'll have to check out our Walmart and see if the same thing's true! And good info on the Michael's/Jo Ann's coupons!!! Thank you! :)

Impera_Magna said...

The local WalMart put fabric back in this fall. Not much but enough to make Halloween costumes for the granddaughters. They have a LOT of fleece tho...

Heather said...

I hadn't bought much fabric at Walmart, but occasionally I had come across a very nice piece. Mine doesn't have any now, but I'll check just in case they bring it back. Thanks for the heads up .

Nancy said...

I was also surprised to see fabric in my Walmart again...they even had some "charm packs" and "jelly rolls" and some fat quarter sets... and the quality wasn't too bad...I've yet to use them so not sure how they will sew up...
I did buy some lengths of their super flannel for a new design wall..

Carrie P. said...

I haven't seen fabric back at our Walmart but that is pretty interesting. I think it is good for some areas where that is the only fabric a person can buy especially in remote areas.
I did know that about the coupons.

HOPE said...

THANK YOU for that Michaels/Joanns tidbit..I did not know. My Joanns is a good way off...but Michaels is closer!!

I had asked our Walmart manager what had happened as ours Fabric Dept. never did close out..he said that they made a HUGE MISTAKE and brought it back to all the Walmarts. I guess the LO$$ was not worth the close out. Yippeee

Oh yes..NEVER enough polka dots.

Have a Great Day
HOPE

Susan J said...

I had the same experience at Walmart recently. I missed the notions too because it is the closest place for me to buy sewing supplies. I will feel the fabric next time.

Barb said...

I didn't know that about Michaels....thanks!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Sigh! Walmart, Joanns and Michaels - sigh - I miss them - it was fun dropping in to see what they had - they don't exist in Australia and I know we probably have something similar they dont stock exactly the same things or the seasonal things that used to be such a novelty for me! Enjoy!!!

Snoodles said...

Wow! Like you, I'd stopped going all the way to the back of the store....I guess I'd better see if the one we have (20 miles away) has fabric now! Awesome!
I fussed at them when they quit carrying their budget spools of thread...they were fine for assembly line piecing. Maybe they'll bring those back, too!

Sewconsult said...

Now I have a reason to go to Wal-mart. Much closer for zippers and thread and emergency fabric. Thanks for the fabric alert.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'll be checking this out in our closest Walmart up here in Canada!
Fingers crossed ;0)

Carolyn

Kathryn Ross said...

Yep! I stumbled across the fabric section back in Walmart just a couple of weeks ago - thrilled to see it again! Not a huge selection of fabric, by any means - but really - just the right mix. I always could find what I needed - and less expensive, too. Loved the remnants. Welcome back fabric!

Joy!
Kathy

rubyslipperz said...

Here, Michael's won't take coupons on books or magazines. They never took out all the fabric...but, had very little for a long time. Now, they are putting more back. =)

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Darlene said...

I'd heard Walmart was bringing fabric back. I haven't been to my local store in a while.

I knew about the Joann's and Michael's coupons but Hobby Lobby doesn't honor competitor's coupons. Such a shame.

Tangos Treasures said...

WHAT??!!! I was just at my Walmart on Monday. But I didn't go to the back, will have to check it out!!

Dana Gaffney said...

I pretty much stopped going to Wal-Mart when they changed everything. I'll have to stop in and check it out.

quiptowngirl said...

Our Wal-Mart has fabric again too! I was so happy to see it. Quilt shops aren't close to me anymore so it is great to pick up background and backing fabrics there and buy my stash fabrics at quilt shops a few times a year. Keep quilting : )
Cindy

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

YAY! We are fortunate to have fabrics in our 2 closest Walmarts but the other nicest 2 do not have fabrics, unless they have it now and I hadn't noticed! I will have to tell my mother to look in her local WM because that's the only place she has to buy fabric. She will be thrilled!

I did not know about the coupons either! Thanks a mil!!