Popular Patchwork December 2015Our new December issue is in the shops from 13th November. That gives you a great head start on some lovely Christmas projects and leaves you with plenty of time for wrapping and relaxing later in the month!

  • Our cover features Cosy Christmas Cabin Quilt designed by Judith Hollies, made by our editor Elizabeth Betts and long arm quilted by Carolyn Clark. This quilt is a bright, bold festive take on our favourite traditional block.
  • Judith also designed the wonderful Popper the Penguin foundation pieced cushion in this issue.
  • Try Kerry Foster’s sumptuous Chandelier quilt and play with metallic fabrics for a bit of sparkle
  • Send a personal message this season with simple stitched Patchwork Cards
  • While away winter evenings waiting for Santa with a special game of Festive Noughts and Crosses, designed by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier
  • Join Sara Cook as she takes inspiration from the East with her sheer patchwork Bojagi Covering Cloth project
  • Have a go at Fiona Hesford's easy to make Christmas Stocking, perfect for little Christmas treats
  • Get messy with regular contributor Gillian Cooper, as she shows how to use thickened dye to paint cloth, then uses her fabric to make a set of easy coasters
  • Try modern prints to give a fresh look to a Welsh-style medallion quilt designed by Suzanne Fisher,
    part 2 of 3
  • Give your table a fast makeover with this speedy Hexagon Table Topper and pot holder project from Sarah Sparkes
  • Surprise a friend with Anita Watson-Jackson’s bright and practical applique wash bag, this would make a perfect gift

Within our features pages,

  • This month we meet Jessica from Fabric Freedom, and Tanja who sells vintage threads through
    her company Linladan
  • Suzanne Fisher looks at adding a flange to your binding
  • Lorna Slessor takes a look at sewing and gift ideas for the festive season
  • Stuart answers a letter from a reader with a sewing machine query
  • Gillian Cooper reports back on this European Patchwork Meeting, and shares her experience of taking part as an exhibitor
  • Editor Elizabeth Betts reviews the new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London
  • Judith Hollies takes us on a tour of Belfast

There are a fantastic range of prizes and giveaways in this issue, with prizes worth over £300, don't forget to check the 'What's New' pages for our prize draws and special offers.

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