Welcome to HOMETOWN and come right on in!
We're a specialist quiltmaking and haberdashery store, in Rochester's historic high street, just round the corner from the ancient cathedral and castle. Specialising in cotton and linen, we stock more than 1800 fabrics from Dashwood, Dear Stella, Makower, Moda, Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures and many others.
Add to these ten types of cosy quilt wadding, threads, quilting accessories, lampshade kits and general haberdashery, specialist textile books and an eclectic range of home accessories and gifts. We're definitely the most colourful shop in Rochester!
Opening in 2008, we moved to a larger shop, just a few doors down in 2013 and doubled the space available for fabrics. The store is a light, bright and inspirational space, welcoming sewers old and new, so come and visit us soon!
Here at Hometown, we believe inspiration can strike at any point - whether it's in the shop, out and about on days off, or on the walk to work. You can see what inspires us on a daily basis on our Instagram page - @hometown_in_rochester - simply click the link at the bottom of any page.
Good to know! As we’re busy in the shop, we prioritise quick updates on Facebook and Instagram more often than the website; so come and be social with us and keep tabs on special offers which can be quite spontaneous!
At HOMETOWN we hold fun and friendly workshops throughout the year. From bite sized classes on making your own lampshade to complete courses on quiltmaking, wreath making and book binding, our classes welcome beginners and experienced quiltmakers and crafters.
Just click here for current classes. All of our classes are held in our spacious workshop at the shop (Sorry, due to the stairs the workshop area is not accessible to wheelchair users).