This was TOUGH!
We'd read a comment that wanted us to carry more fabric, then come across another where you missed our old little store, where we couldn't fit in more fabric.
We read where you felt our fabrics were too expensive, we read where you understood that to pay for high quality fabric, you had to pay more than at Joann's or Walmart . . .
*Some of you want more sales. Here's how to work our discounts and sales:
Twice a year, we have a multi-week, inventory clearance sale. Fabrics are marked down weekly, we clear out about 300 bolts, and at the end, fabrics are as low as $1.99 yd.
We have a frequent shopper program, where you earn $20 for every $200 you spend. It's our way of encouraging you to come again and again!
Are you a member of a guild? You should have received emails from us by now about our new "guild builder' program including special nights throughout the year open to guilds only and offering big discounts -- check with your guild officers if you haven't heard.
We also maintain a clearance rack with discounted fabrics and skinny bolts -- bargains that are on-going.
Make sure to check your email, too. If the big box stores can drop 40, 50 or 60 percent discount coupons, so can we.
Many survey respondents expressed an interest in developing their garment sewing skills and wanted Hip Stitch to carry more clothing fabric.
Here's what we're doing for you:
We currently have a garment section that includes knits, linens, double gauze, rayon & lawn, and many garment sewing patterns.
We've recently pulled together the garment fabrics and patterns in order to create a unified department for garment sewists.
We now offer a monthly garment night, where you can bring whatever garment project you're working on and sew in the company of others while getting guidance along the way from Julie or Suzanne, two teachers who have a passion for garments!
We've opened new accounts with two garment fabric wholesale companies in Canada, and have ordered beautiful new knit fabrics.
In short: We listen to you!
Watch for more on the survey results in upcoming newsletters.