CHRISTMAS 2019 OPENING TIMES:
We close at 2pm on Friday 20th December and re-open again on Friday 3rd January at 10 am. Any orders places during this time will be dispatched after we return. We hope you all have a great Christmas and a marvellous new year!
We hope that you enjoy using our website and can find all the information you require easily, with the minimum of time wasted clicking between pages. If there is any information that you require and we haven’t provided, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our Shop and The Make HQ Studio
Now you can choose to pay on line and collect from store!
Our shop in Stoke Mandeville is open at these times:
10am - 2pm Tuesday
10am - 3.30pm Wednesday
10am - 3.30pm Thursday
10am - 2pm Friday
10am - 4.30pm Saturday
PLEASE NOTE WE CLOSE ON SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS AND ARE ALSO CLOSED ON THE SATURDAY OF BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS.
We sell our fabrics by the unit which is a metric fat quarter and although fabrics can vary in size, (please see individual product pages for widths) typically a unit measures approximately 50cm x 55cm. If you order more than one unit then we will cut this as one length. If for any reason this is not possible, we will contact you before posting. We have listed a table below to help you in deciding how many units you will need to get the length of fabric you require.
I unit = 55cm wide x 50cm long
2 units = 110cm wide x 50cm long (1/2 metre)
3 units = 110cm wide x 75cm long
4 units = 110cm wide x 100 cm long (1 metre)
5 units = 110cm wide x 125cm long
6 units = 110cm wide x 150cm long (1 1/2 metres)
7 units = 110cm wide x 175cm long
8 units = 110cm wide x 200cm long (2 metres)
The individual product page will state if any of our fabrics are sold in measurements other than fat quarters.
We cannot guarantee pattern repeats or the straight printing of a pattern on the fabric. We do our utmost to make sure our fabric is cut as accurately and as straight as possible however, if you require an exact amount, please make sure you add a little extra to your order to compensate for the possibility of the pattern not having been printed completely straight.
Please be aware that unless otherwise stated on the individual product page the fabrics on our website are not suitable for childrens' sleepwear.
We know (we’ve done it ourselves!) that when you’re planning your next creation, picturing your group of chosen fabrics together can be difficult; especially when you’re doing this on screen. So, if there is a combination of our fabrics that you would like to see together, please contact us and if we can, we will send you a picture. We will try really hard to get back to you within 2 working days because we understand that those flashes of inspiration need acting upon!
We know how important it is to represent colours accurately and we pride ourselves on getting the best photos we can. We never digitally enhance our own pictures and use only natural light so that you get the clearest, most realistic image of the fabrics you are looking at. If colour accuracy is vital in your project, please do contact us and we will send you a sample postage free if you are in the UK. If you are outside the UK and require a sample, please contact us at email@example.com and we will send you an invoice for the postage cost.
Preparation of fabrics
We would always recommend washing fabrics on a cool short wash using a mild detergent before cutting, especially if you are using different makes/types of fabrics together. Always wash like colours together. Following these guidelines will help with possible colour running and also any shrinkage of fabrics; it’s always better to be safe than sorry! If you are washing charm packs, jelly rolls or other small pieces of fabrics putting them in an old pillow case or washing bag is always easier and helps prevent fraying.
We take payments using most major debit and credit cards and through PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase fabric through Fabric HQ. Domestic Postage
There’s nothing more frustrating than, having planned your super creation, finding yourself waiting around for your fabric to arrive so that you can get stuck in. That’s why we aim to post all fabrics within 2 working days of your order being completed. We use Royal Mail delivery as standard so that your fabric gets to you as quickly as possible.We charge a flat rate of £2.99 for all domestic postage for orders less than £45. For all orders over that amount we offer free Royal Mail Postage and sometimes, depending on the weight and size of a parcel, we use a courier service.
Please note that during school holiday periods it may take a bit longer to post orders out due to staff shortages.
Christmas Last Postage 2018
Royal Mail recommend that the last Christmas postage should be sent out by Tuesday 18th December so we are asking that, if you wish to have an order arrive for Christmas, please have your order with us by Monday 17th December.
If you need an order to be with you before Christmas, please contact us before placing an order and we will advise you on our recommended last postage days depending on where your order is to be sent.
All parcels upto 500g will be posted using Royal Mail Standard International and over 500g by Royal Mail International Signed For and the addition cost has been added to the charts for your information. Our customers are responsible for all customs duties, fees and/or taxes accrued if shipping outside the UK. Customs forms will be filled out with correct retail value and with an accurate description of the items purchased.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 7 days of receiving your goods and we’ll do our best to put things right. Please be aware that cut lengths of fabric cannot be returned unless they are faulty or damaged when received. We will cover the cost of return postage for any faulty goods - please email us before returning any items and we will exchange them or give you a full refund within 7 days of us receiving the returned faulty goods. Please ensure that proof of postage is obtained when returning goods. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. If you would prefer to talk to us rather than email please call on 01296 615212.
Welcome to our Swatch board.
We realise how difficult it is to order a selection of fabrics online without actually seeing them side by side so we have devised the swatch board which hopefully will assist you in making your choices.
Firstly, please bear in mind that this is a work in progress and our intention is that we will make changes/improvements over time.
This is how it works:
To populate the carousel open the fabric page and click on the + sign underneath the photograph.
Once you have added all the fabrics that you would like to see together click on Swatch board on the menu bar at the top of the page.
To add the fabrics to the grid first click on a fabric in the carousel and then on the grid square you require. Continue clicking fabrics and place them in your required position on the grid. To remove a fabric from the grid hold down the control key and click on the square you want to remove.
To remove a fabric from the carousel return to the fabric page and unclick the + sign.
Please note that if you leave the swatch board the fabrics with remain in the carousel but will be removed from the grid and you will have to re populate as required.
This is a work in progress and therefore there are limitations in functionality. For instants this doesn’t work well on mobile phones. Also, if you change browser you will need to start your board from scratch. There are several things that we are working on to make the swatchboard even better so watch this space!