I live in a remote part of St Louis, month And the nearest fabric store is about 25 miles one way from me. Other than ordering online, where you really cannot see or feel the quality of fabrics, (and you take a huge risk by ordering online) Walmart fabric department is my quickest and best solution for my quilting/sewing needs. The part of the state I live in has numerous quilt guilds and therefore everyone I know goes to select Walmart stores for their fabrics and notions. Instead of eliminating every fabric department, why not keep some superstores as our hometown stores and maintain the fabric department. I would be willing to drive to other Walmart locations first, as I have in the past. When I made my granddaughters barbie doll pink bedroom set, quilt, curtains, shams, dust ruffle, canopy, valances, tie backs, throw pillows, pillow cases, sheets, for her 7th Christmas, I drove to every Walmart from south county to desoto, month For fabrics to complete this project. As I have done numerous times. And I will sorely miss the Walmart fabric department. I truly feel that Walmart is losing a crucial community by eliminating their fabric departments. Sewers/quilters whome have to go elsewhere for fabrics will also go elsewhere for notions, crafts, clothing, etc. Wake up Walmart execs. Step out of that ivory tower you seem to be shackled to, and see the real world.
I love to buy fabric and make quilts, and I love Walmart fabric departments. Ours is one of the last surviving in the area, and I will surely miss it. Please, please, please, I am on my knees, pleading with you not to eliminate every fabric department when the stores are converted to superstores. Please consider us quilters also in your remodels. Fabrics is a hot commodity in our community. Please help us keep our love alive.