I have been SO disappointed that Wal-Mart is closing their craft and fabric department. I wrote a letter recently just telling them I was sorry they had decided this and that it really was a hardship on customers who live in small towns and have no other options.
Last night, I went to get some ribbon (thinking all the way that it was so sad they were closing it) and I asked the employee how long it would be open and if they would have a sale. She pointed me to a sign that said they have decided to keep our craft/fabric department open. It sounds like it is not ALL the stores - but you might check with your store and see if they have changed their mind.
I am SO thankful! They are convenient and have good prices. What a blessing.