You can preview the contents pages from our Popular Patchwork 2010 Handbag Special here, Popular Patchwork Handbag Special 2010.
 
Our Handbag Special was very popular in 2009, so we've brought you a new selection of handy totes, useful shoulder bags and pretty party bags this spring. The 2010 Handbag Special brings you ten super bags for all occasions and skill levels. From party purses to practical backpacks, there are lots of designs to choose from. We've got prairie points from Katharine Guerrier, Machine Quilting from Sheena Norquay, Strips and Buttons from Greta Fitchett, and more beautiful bags from Mandy Munroe, Brenda Dean, Beth Studley, Esther Anderson, Regan Purcell, Sally Ablett and Vanessa from Lady Sew and Sew.
 
Everyone's talking about the great Quilts 1700-2010 exhibition at the V&A this year, and we're no exception! In this issue, read all about our favourite pieces from the show and take a look at our guide to this unique and important event in the 2010 quilting calendar.
 
There are some great prizes in this issue, including reader offers on books and over £350 worth of giveaways on the Bits and Pieces pages. Snippets has been given over to bags this month, we've plenty of handy tips and tricks to make bag making easier and to add your own individual style to any project.
 
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