MAD March OFFERs

We have too much fabric! Who orders all of this? Ah, I forget it’s me! We have so many new fabrics arriving each week, we don’t have enough shelf space, so help us create some room in our Mad March promotion. Until 30 March you can save 10% on all patterned* fabrics. And if you finish the bolt, we’ll increase that to a 15% saving - yay!

Plus if fat quarters are more your thing, our popular 6/5 offer is back. For every 6 fat quarters you buy, you only pay for 5 (the cheapest quarter is free). Mix and match as you like - florals, nauticals, dinosaurs and batiks - yep, that’s just fine.

Finally, we also need space for all our lovely new books, so whenever you spend £10 or more on any books, we’ll give you a bonus Loyalty Card stamp. What’s not to like?

(* the only fabrics not in the promotion are the plain colours - such as Makower Spectrum and Moda Bella solids, Sevenberry plain twills, plain linens/cottons and calico and muslin. That leaves you with about 1700 perfect patterns to peruse and purchase).

TIP! To help with planning your quilts, a cot size quilt will usually need about 1.5-2m for the top and 1.5m for the reverse, quilts of about 60x60in (150x150cm) need about 3-3.5m for the patchwork and 3.2m for the reverse. For a large quilt measuring, say 90x90in (230x230cm), it could be about 5-5.m. This is a rough estimate based on block style patchwork. Obviously if you have sashing or borders, you’ll need to take this into account when calculating quantities.  Check your pattern instructions first or remember to bring them with you.

THE QUILT ON MY BED

We love to see the quilts that you have made from classes at Hometown and the fabrics that you have bought from the store. Share them on our Facebook and Instagram pages (using the hashtags #quiltonmybed #quiltonmywall or #hometownworkshop) From time to time we offer a small prize for our favourites. The latest winner of a Hometown gift voucher was Pascale who shared 2 quilts that she made, shown above on the right. I love the comment that she made about her red and black quilt "This is my 'Patchwork City' quilt and I love it. It's a keeper and the whole family snuggles under it!" You can see more of Pascale's work on Instagram

Hometown fat quarter 10-packs

FQ Heaven

Each week we put together selections of coordinating fat quarters from the 1800 fabrics we stock. Each pack contains 2.5m of fabric, ideal for the centre of a quilt. And the good news is you save 10% on the price of buying them individually. (We appreciate that Mavis is holding more than 10 fat quarters in this photo, but it's such a lovely image...). Shown below is a real-life 10-pack.

10-pack heaven at Hometown

COME AGAIN SOON!

Whether you're a weekly visitor to the shop, or are visiting us for the first time, all our customers who spend £10 or more on products* can take advantage of the Hometown Loyalty Card. Collect stamps on the card at your own pace and once the card is full, expect a 'Hurrah!' from us. You then have 2 months to redeem your full card for one metre of fabric up to £11.95 or a book to the same value. Free fabric, yes please!  Free book, don't mind if I do! (*T&C apply - excludes Gift Voucher purchases and Workshop bookings).

ROCHESTER CITY MARKET

market flower power, marion haslam

We want talented makers, bakers and collectors to take part in our monthly market.

Not strictly a Hometown project, although I was one of the 3 musketeers helping to launch this new monthly event. The market is held on the High Street on the second Saturday of each month. Stalls are available for artisans, small scale food producers/makers and traders of vintage clothes and collectables. If you are interested in taking a space, the cost is £30 per day, including a gazebo. For an info pack containing all you need to know, please email rochestercitymarket@outlook.com . The dates for the last part of 2018 are 8 and 15 December and the market starts again in February 2019. Once stall holders' applications are approved, you're free to book one, two or all the markets. Plus we also want you as a customer, so put the dates in your diary and support these small businesses, by shopping small and local on the high street each month.

Make me an offer!

We regularly have in-store promotions and as a small business the quickest way to communicate this news is via our Facebook and Instagram pages. Just click on the links at the bottom of the page or like or follow our feed to hear details of the latest offers.