WalMart to close Fabric Dept.

WalMart to close Fabric Dept.

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BMA

Duncan, OK

#1 Apr 19, 2009
In 6 months Walmart will remodel and discontinue the FABRICS part of the store. Crafts will remain but bolts of fabrics will be gone. Ribbon by the Yard will be gone along with spools of thread.
This is the only place to buy fabrics in Henderson. That may be fine for other cities but many of us in Rusk Co. still sew and will have to drive out of town after this.
Do you sew or know someone who does? clothes, quilts, blankets, etc...
Call 1-800-Walmart to keep our Fabric Dept.
If enough of us call they might keep it.
BBHC

Houston, TX

#2 Apr 19, 2009
BMA wrote:
In 6 months Walmart will remodel and discontinue the FABRICS part of the store. Crafts will remain but bolts of fabrics will be gone. Ribbon by the Yard will be gone along with spools of thread.
This is the only place to buy fabrics in Henderson. That may be fine for other cities but many of us in Rusk Co. still sew and will have to drive out of town after this.
Do you sew or know someone who does? clothes, quilts, blankets, etc...
Call 1-800-Walmart to keep our Fabric Dept.
If enough of us call they might keep it.
Wal Mart wants you to buy their clothes, not make your own.
SmartAzz

Henderson, TX

#3 Apr 19, 2009
Clothes arent the only thing you can make with fabric.
BMA

Henderson, TX

#4 Apr 19, 2009
SmartAzz wrote:
Clothes arent the only thing you can make with fabric.
Exactly... grandma's material for quilts... she can still drive to Henderson Walmart but can she survive the traffic in Longview or Tyler? do you have time to driver her there?(well thats a diff subject since you should make the time...)
Your son/daughter joins Scouts and start earning those badges. we all know the iron-on doesnt stay attached... sooo lets drive to Longview for a $1.50 spool of thread.
You found the perfect dress at Such n Such store here in town but needs hemming and the kids wasted your last spool of thread...
the list of WHY we need to keep fabrics goes on... you get the point.. unless someone wants to open a fabric franchise here in town(Hancocks, JoAnne's).. doubtful...

“All Texans ain't Cowboys”

Since: Sep 07

houston

#5 Apr 20, 2009
I bought a Kodak Easyshare Photo printer at our good ol' Walmart. Now they quit selling the photo paper you need to use it. I now have to go to Kilgore or elsewhere to get the paper. They told me there was not enough demand for the paper. If they sell the product to just 1 person they ought to be able to back up the parts and accessories you need for that product. I bought paper from them at least 5 times since I bought the photo printer. I guess the was not enough demand for them to justify keeping it on the shelf. Henderson Walmart sucks.
Was there a Fabric shop in town before Walmart came here? I guarantee you they undersold the fabric shop prices and ran them out of business with their cheaper prices. The Mom and Pop shops try to lower their prices to keep up with Wallyworld. They can't do it. Walmart will go lower and lower until that business is shut down. Then they quit selling the product. This happens at Walmarts all over the country. Our Country needs to pass a law against these underhanded tactics that Walmart uses. But I just saw where Walmart is the #2 business in the country behind Exxon-Mobil. As long as they keep padding the Congress and Senate pockets they will keep looking the other way.
Trying to get people to boycott Walmart will never happen. People like convenience and they won't give that up. As much as I hate Walmart I still go there. Because it is CONVENIET.
BBHC

Houston, TX

#6 Apr 20, 2009
BBHC wrote:
<quoted text>
Wal Mart wants you to buy their clothes, not make your own.
True, and Wal-Mart doesn't think you need to have that either. Shouldn't surprise anyone, it's the same basic philosophy elsewhere in the store of we know best what you need. It's just now creeping into the fabric department.
BBHC

Houston, TX

#7 Apr 20, 2009
SmartAzz wrote:
Clothes arent the only thing you can make with fabric.
True, and Wal-Mart doesn't think you need to have that either. Shouldn't surprise anyone, it's the same basic philosophy elsewhere in the store of we know best what you need. It's just now creeping into the fabric department.
Nick

Athens, TX

#8 Apr 21, 2009
jughead wrote:
I bought a Kodak Easyshare Photo printer at our good ol' Walmart. Now they quit selling the photo paper you need to use it. I now have to go to Kilgore or elsewhere to get the paper. They told me there was not enough demand for the paper. If they sell the product to just 1 person they ought to be able to back up the parts and accessories you need for that product. I bought paper from them at least 5 times since I bought the photo printer. I guess the was not enough demand for them to justify keeping it on the shelf. Henderson Walmart sucks.
Was there a Fabric shop in town before Walmart came here? I guarantee you they undersold the fabric shop prices and ran them out of business with their cheaper prices. The Mom and Pop shops try to lower their prices to keep up with Wallyworld. They can't do it. Walmart will go lower and lower until that business is shut down. Then they quit selling the product. This happens at Walmarts all over the country. Our Country needs to pass a law against these underhanded tactics that Walmart uses. But I just saw where Walmart is the #2 business in the country behind Exxon-Mobil. As long as they keep padding the Congress and Senate pockets they will keep looking the other way.
Trying to get people to boycott Walmart will never happen. People like convenience and they won't give that up. As much as I hate Walmart I still go there. Because it is CONVENIET.
is the photo paper a certain size they quit having? because any paper would work fine as long as it was the same size. try HP paper
THANKS

Henderson, TX

#9 Apr 22, 2009
jughead wrote:
I bought a Kodak Easyshare Photo printer at our good ol' Walmart. Now they quit selling the photo paper you need to use it. I now have to go to Kilgore or elsewhere to get the paper. They told me there was not enough demand for the paper. If they sell the product to just 1 person they ought to be able to back up the parts and accessories you need for that product. I bought paper from them at least 5 times since I bought the photo printer. I guess the was not enough demand for them to justify keeping it on the shelf. Henderson Walmart sucks.
Was there a Fabric shop in town before Walmart came here? I guarantee you they undersold the fabric shop prices and ran them out of business with their cheaper prices. The Mom and Pop shops try to lower their prices to keep up with Wallyworld. They can't do it. Walmart will go lower and lower until that business is shut down. Then they quit selling the product. This happens at Walmarts all over the country. Our Country needs to pass a law against these underhanded tactics that Walmart uses. But I just saw where Walmart is the #2 business in the country behind Exxon-Mobil. As long as they keep padding the Congress and Senate pockets they will keep looking the other way.
Trying to get people to boycott Walmart will never happen. People like convenience and they won't give that up. As much as I hate Walmart I still go there. Because it is CONVENIET.
I order my paper off ebay now, same thing happened to me. Stinks!!
YoungQuilter

Kilgore, TX

#10 Jul 22, 2009
BMA wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly... grandma's material for quilts... she can still drive to Henderson Walmart but can she survive the traffic in Longview or Tyler? do you have time to driver her there?(well thats a diff subject since you should make the time...)
Your son/daughter joins Scouts and start earning those badges. we all know the iron-on doesnt stay attached... sooo lets drive to Longview for a $1.50 spool of thread.
You found the perfect dress at Such n Such store here in town but needs hemming and the kids wasted your last spool of thread...
the list of WHY we need to keep fabrics goes on... you get the point.. unless someone wants to open a fabric franchise here in town(Hancocks, JoAnne's).. doubtful...
I totally agree. I'm in Carthage, and we have a small fabric store. However, the prices are too high for me. It's crazy for Wal-Mart to think their stores don't need a fabric department. We always have to go out of town to Wal-Mart anyway because the local store never has what we need. They even discontinued baking soda!!! I suggest bugging Wal-Mart corporate until they listen, and while you are doing that, watch the movie "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price". If shopping at Wal-Mart was avoidable, I would never darken their doors.
Nelda

Omaha, NE

#11 Apr 28, 2010
I only go to walmart if there is no where else to go. My family lives in an area of Texas where the nearest fabric store is about 60 miles away, does walmart care.. No. I also heard they think sewing has gone out of style. Maybe someone should tell Project runway, and pattern makers and all of us who love to sew.
small town sewer

Dallas, TX

#12 May 13, 2010
i agree, walmart does force small stores out of business! this is not right & very sad, but as consumers with limited budgets we must buy where the prices are lowest - which is walmart.

we must band together and bombard walmart with requests to keep our FABRIC!!!
margarita MB HOUSTON TX

Houston, TX

#13 Jun 21, 2010
I;VE BEEN GOING TO WAL-MART FOR OVER A MONTH TO GET THOSE THICK TABLE COVERS BUT IT IT SEEMS THAT THEY RAN OUT OF THOSE A LONG TIME AGO I MAKE BABY DRESSES FOR MY DAUGHTER NOW IM THINKING WHERE I'M GOING TO GET THE FABRIC TO MAKE THEM I THINK THEY SHOUL'DNT TAKE THE FABRIC DEPARMENT AWAY FROM US THE CUSTOMERS
The Butthead

Henderson, TX

#14 Jun 21, 2010
I only go there when I have to. Hate the store and even passing by it. They are famous for having something once then never again.
Anonymous

Annandale, VA

#15 Jul 29, 2011
Wow. Do y'all even hear yourselves? Walmart is a business, not a charity. It doesn't owe you a fabric department any more than it owes you a heart transplant. While it is a shame that so many fabric stores have gone out of business, this can hardly be blamed on Walmart as their fabric selection has never even slightly competed with that of the average fabric store. Indeed, there was a slump in the popularity of sewing and the advent of online shopping,(while less than ideal for fabric), swooped in to take up the slack. I do pray that with the uptick in the art, there will be a corresponding uptick in brick and mortar stores, but due to overhead, I'm not holding my breath.
old timer

Henderson, TX

#16 Aug 13, 2011
The Butthead wrote:
I only go there when I have to. Hate the store and even passing by it. They are famous for having something once then never again.
They have to make more room for more Mexican products!!!
dlee

Henderson, TX

#17 Aug 17, 2011
Was in the store yesterday... they have patterns, and fabrice now. It is pre-cut...2 - 4 yards, I believe. YAY!!
smartazz

United States

#18 Aug 18, 2011
dlee: I bought some precut fabric also. within a month the color was "rubbed", faded out of it. What once was light pink is now a beige with barely there pink hue. I'll drive to a real fabric store,and spend my tax $ in Longview or Tyler
la la

United States

#19 Aug 18, 2011
old timer wrote:
<quoted text>They have to make more room for more Mexican products!!!
Lmao
Small town in Texas

Lubbock, TX

#20 Dec 6, 2011
No! Walmart does not owe us anything. But our small town got its super center because of SAM WALTON himself. He use to come here for hunting. He was a great man but it seems corporate greed has taken over again. There is absolutely NO place to buy fabric in this town and we have a retirement community here. Many of the people still sew. I myself still sew. What about school drama departments and many other things such as Home Economic classes.I e-mailed Walmart about the fabric and they did not ever have the decency to respond with an electronically generated answer. I do go to towns 60 to 100 miles away to shop but if I have to drive that far I DO NOT shop at walmart. I once had to return a defective product. They let me exchange but one of the employees had the audacity to say "There goes our bonus" Walmart is no longer about the customer but about politics. Remember WE ARE THE 99%.
Anonymous wrote:
Wow. Do y'all even hear yourselves? Walmart is a business, not a charity. It doesn't owe you a fabric department any more than it owes you a heart transplant. While it is a shame that so many fabric stores have gone out of business, this can hardly be blamed on Walmart as their fabric selection has never even slightly competed with that of the average fabric store. Indeed, there was a slump in the popularity of sewing and the advent of online shopping,(while less than ideal for fabric), swooped in to take up the slack. I do pray that with the uptick in the art, there will be a corresponding uptick in brick and mortar stores, but due to overhead, I'm not holding my breath.

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