Popular Patchwork February 2016Our new February issue is in the shops from 15th January. This month we're looking at projects from the heart, quilting for friends, family and charity.

  • Our cover features Danish Heart Tote, a pretty and practical make from Debbie von Grabler-Crozier
  • Give your home a pop of colour with Hounds-tooth cushions designed by Marian Turner
  • Judith Hollies cushion uses the traditional Cathedral Window block to make a Through The Windows cushion that is perfect for spring
  • Playful fabric has provided inspiration for a cute Flo's Friends quilt designed and made by Lynne Goldsworthy for The Henley Studio, MakowerUK
  • Bold piecing and textured fabrics have been used by Judith Hollies to create a warming winter quilt in Suited and Booted
  • Gillian Cooper teaches an easy and inexpensive way to transform your fabric and uses stenciled fabric to create a set of stitched bookmarks
  • Show off a feature print with an eye catching Silver Lining quilt from Mandy Munroe
  • Lesley Coles shares her technique for turning pictures into applique
  • Get started on Seasonal Sampler, with the first part of our three-part project to make Janet Goddard’s fresh and fun sampler quilt

Within our features pages,

  • Gillian Cooper reports back on Pauline Burbidge’s new exhibition at the Bowes Museum
  • Kerry Foster takes a look some charity quilt initiatives
  • Two stitchers share their sewing passions
  • We talk to Louise Gomez, who runs a scissor sharpening business in Essex
  • Anne Williams takes a look at signature quilts
  • Perfection is the theme in Stuart's Surgery this month, with Stuart advising a reader on
    perfect points
  • Our Editor, Elizabeth Betts quizzes Stuart about his life before and after The Great British Sewing Bee
  • Suzanne Fisher looks at bias binding
  • Sarah Williamson takes us on a tour of Sheffield

There are more prizes and giveaways in this issue, with prizes worth over £500, including a great Fabric Freedom competition. Don't forget to check the 'What's New' pages for our prize draws and special offers.

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