I have found out from web searches and from talking with WalMart fabric ladies that the vanishing of fabric from WalMart is a story that goes back a good long while.
One of the stores had a lady tell me in December that fabrics would be gone from the store by the first of February, and that was official.
I was just in the same store in March, and the fabric was still there. The lady I talked to this time told me that WalMart wasn't going to discontinue them everywhere.
This lady said that as of today (then, today), she could still order fabrics and supplies.
Remember, this was "officially" to be gone from the store by February.
Rumors fly fast. This is an old well traveled rumor, so it has been known to travel well.
Sure, you could be concerned and worry about losing these nice bargains.
But, if you haven't sent your letter of complaint or protest to WalMart yet, there may or may not still be time to do anything to help yourselves.
I doubt if email will have much of an effect.
When I did my research on this, I found what was supposed to be an official email of explanation of the WalMart thinking process that would lead to the phasing out of the cut fabrics department in SOME retail stores. It also mentioned the combining of the fabrics with certain crafts and party supplies - which has been the practice in two of the three local Super WalMarts here in the Quad Cities area. I have lost my copy, unfortunately.
Time will tell what will happen.
Rumors will persist - that is my prediction.