It’s an exciting time for us here at Popular Patchwork as we’ve been busy giving the magazine a refresh. We’ve taken into consideration all of your positive ideas and suggestions from the readership survey and the end result is a great new look September issue which is out in the shops on 21st August and also available to buy at Festival of Quilts from 20-23rd August.
Popular Patchwork August 2009

Our cover project this month is a clever, quick and easy to make handbag, "Stitch'n'go Bag" designed by Sally Ablett for Fabric Freedom's Victoria range of fabric. We've got patterns for an amazing five quilts this month, choose from Susan Briscoe's kimono inspired "Masu Square Stacking Measures", Sue Abrey's autumnal "Leaves Around The Cabins", Linzi Upton's glamorous "Silent Movie Star", the quirky "London Calling" from Judy Edwards at Lady Sew and Sew or Renee Nanneman's "Stone Cottage" triangle quilt. There's also a quilted cushion project from Sheena Norquay, a beautiful wall hanging by Pat Archibald, "Poppies at Twilight" and this month's Journal Quilt by Barbara Howell.

Our features section includes two "Quilting Life" articles, meet Wendy Deverill, the owner of "Sticky Fingers" in Lancashire and the talented quilter, teacher and designer of our cushion project, Sheena Norquay. Chris Hammacott tells us about "The Path to Gee's Bend" and we've got news on the new ranges of 2009 Christmas fabrics. 

There are huge giveaways in this issue, you can win a fantastic Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 sewing machine worth over £1000, and fabric from Fabric Freedom, Nutex and Makower. We've also launched a design competition in connection with Nutex and Lady Sew and Sew. You'll never miss an issue as a subscriber, and you can save money off the cover price of each issue. This month's offer is a 26% saving on a one year subscription and a free copy of Pam and Nicky Lintott's "Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts" for Direct Debit subscribers. Why not visit our Subscriptions page, and join today?