You can preview the contents pages from the new December issue of Popular Patchwork here, Popular Patchwork December 2012.
 
Popular Patchwork December 2012We expect that you'll be getting organised for Christmas this month, it's definitely time to sort out your decorations. You should have plenty of time to complete a new wall hanging or two, and we have a couple of those to choose from in this issue! If you'd like to learn some new techniques while creating a new seasonal decorative piece, then check out Anne Farmer's Christmas wall hanging. If you feel under pressure and need a quicker project, try some sparkle with the Winter's Tale Hanging by Sarah Payne. Both these will be welcoming additions to your home this year, we hope you will enjoy making them.
 
There's also a lovely Art Deco quilt by Sally Ablett, Light Fantastic, a gorgeous Funky Tree table runner, and three more great projects for you to make. These three would make lovely presents, try Angela Huddart's Winter Cushions, Joanne Ridley's Everlasting Calendar or Chris Franses' Circular Bag. They'll be sure to make someone happy this year.
 
The next part of our Sew a Sampler quilt by Davina Thomas features hand applique with a pretty vine motif. Please share your progress with us either online or by writing to Bridget for inclusion in 'Show and Tell', we do love to see how you're getting on with our series and sampler quilts.
 
There's loads to read in our fantastic features section this month. If you want a quick tip, catch up with Brenda Dean and Janet Richardson and learn two clever new ways to piece half square triangle units. Anne Williams reports back with a review from Quilts and Embroidery 2012 and tells us all about the plans for next year's revamped show. Gillian Cooper has two great articles for you in this issue. Gillian met up with quilting legend Pauline Burbidge and found out about her wonderful new retrospective exhibition, and also reports on the special 'Men Only' quilt challenge from Loch Lomond. Our editor, Bridget Kenningham, brings an insider view from a workshop with a second quilting legend, Kaffe Fassett, during a teaching (or encouraging, as Kaffe prefers) session at Lady Sew and Sew in Henley.
 
There are over £400 worth of prizes and giveaways in this issue. Don't forget to check the 'What's New' section and book review pages for all our prize draws and special offers. 
 
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