You can preview the contents pages from the new August issue of Popular Patchwork here, Popular Patchwork August 2010.
 
Our cover project this month is a beautiful contemporary seasonal leaf design from Sheena Norquay. Both this and our more traditional Four Seaons project by Chris Hammacott can be adapted to suit your home and colours schemes and the Seasonal Leaves wall hanging/placemats would make great gifts. Our Square Dance is all about photo manipulation this month, and there is a gorgeous Landscape wall hanging from Nikki Tinkler. Wendy Sheppard’s Cosy Patch adds a little more to the mix, combining machined and cross-cut strips and half square triangles to create this very cuddly, floral quilt. Lynne Edwards has just published a new edition of her brilliant Sampler Quilt book, and we are lucky enough to include an extract from the book in our August project pages.
 
Catch up with the wonderful Jenny Bowker and her marvellous applique quilts in this issue. If you are heading to the Festival of Quilts this year on the hunt for a new sewing machine then the Don’t Panic Guide to Today’s Sewing Machine Shop will give you some useful tips.
 
There are £350 worth of prizes and giveaways in this issue, and three fantastic reader offers on new quilting books. Check the bits and pieces section for all our prize draws.
 
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