Many people have commented that Wal-Mart is bringing fabric back to the store near them. This past week I was in the Wal-Mart in Kingston New York. It was one of the first Wal-Marts in our area and it had a delectable fabric department with employees that knew about sewing and had the capability to make you feel like you were visiting an old friend while you shopped for fabric. The Hudson Wal-Mart had the same charm until the built a new store and removed the fabric department. The Kingston Wal-Mart survived the "remove all fabric" directive from the higher-ups, but the fabric department did take a blow in size and variety.
The spectacular news is that the Kingston store is not only keeping the fabric department, they will be bringing back the original size and variety that used to be offered in that store.
The Wal-Mart nearest to me only has pre-cut flat folds and very limited sewing notions. I bought a piece of fabric there once... but never again once I discovered the bad quality and I never go there when I need a sewing notion because they probably won't have what I need. What I find odd is that the only Wal-Mart in my area that is planning on restoring a full fabric department is almost across the street from a Joanns Fabric and Crafts store. I can keep wishing for a Hobby Lobby, Joann's or Michaels Crafts but I don't see it happening so I'm thinking that it's time to write to Wal-Mart again to ask for them to bring back the fabric department that we had before they built a "new larger, improved store".
Let's know about your local Wal-Mart fabric status in the comments.