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VOLUME

A SECOND W IND H A M COLLECT ION F ROM T H E ED IT OR / D ESIG NER OF UPP ERCA SE MAGA ZINE


Building on my first collection of colourful basics, Volume 2 includes patterns I designed for UPPERCASE magazine but with a dual purpose: to grace the publication’s masthead and spine, and to be the starting point of beautiful fabric designs. Repeated motifs of dots, dashes and diamonds make up this pretty graphic collection—with a little vintage feed sack inspiration thrown in as well! The optimistic colour palette pairs well with both vintage and contemporary designs.

JA NINE VA NG OO L

publisher / editor / designer

I hope you’ll find UPPERCASE Volume 2 a welcome addition to your fabric stash!

Please visit my website to find out more about my magazine and books. uppercasemagazine.com


I’ve always loved vintage things— in fact, a few years ago I wrote a book about the graphic history of typewriters. And though the clickety clack of machines will always hold a special place in my heart, lately my vintage obsessions have turned to old textiles, feed sacks and sewing haberdashery.

I gave these old sewing baskets a makeover by replacing their tired and torn fabric covers with English paper-pieced prints from Volume 2.

SEWING BA SKETS


V I NTAGE F OLD ING K NITTING B AS K ET

Last summer, I scored a folding knitting basket at a garage sale. At only a couple dollars, I overlooked the stained fabric with a plan to sew a new version someday. This grey and ember Dot Eyes fabric has just the right retro appeal!

For project details visit uppercasemagazine.com/fabric.


CRO CH ET TRIM

Marrying yarn and cloth is a fun (if time consuming) pursuit.


PA PE R W E IGHTS

Glass paperweight kits, purchased at photoweights.com.

I’ve collected button odds and ends for years— a Bakelite, casein and celluloid button arrangement graces the cover of UPPERCASE issue 33, the issue I was designing in tandem with these look book projects.

Although keeping buttons in jars and tins is good for bulk storage, these paperweights highlight some extra special specimens, securely under decorative glass domes.


This pretty purse and pencil case show off the potential of piecing multiple prints into larger patterns.

B AGS A ND PO U CH ES

The Honey Bee Bag designed by Kristyne Czepuryk, sewn by Rosalyn Faustino.


I’ll keep my sketchbook, gouache paints and markers in this bag and companion pencil case so that they’ll be ready to go on sketching trips— whether to the coffee shop down the block or on farther flung adventures

Round Pencil Case designed by Kristyne Czepuryk, sewn by Rosalyn Faustino. Patterns available at prettybyhand.com.


C H ANGE P URS E S

These shiny plastic coin purses take me back to my childhood.

Plastic purse closures from Studio Mio. Kit includes pattern and instructions.


Q U ICK A ND EA SY PENDA N TS

You can find similar jewellery kits at your local craft store. Perhaps a little more difficult is selecting a favourite swatch of fabric when there’s so many to choose from…


CU SH IO NS While you’re making yourself comfortable, you might as well make yourself something nice to look at. (But I didn’t let my family sit on the cushions until after I had photographed them!)


Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric, written by Linzee Kull McCray, published and designed by UPPERCASE.

Two of the fabric designs in Volume 2 were inspired by vintage feed sacks.

Look inside the book at uppercasemagazine.com/feedsacks.

INSPIRED BY FEED SAC K S


C UR TA INS

These super simple diner-style curtains hang with a ruffle from a curtain rod but are spiffied up with crochet trim.


This is our dog, Percy.

For project details, visit my blog at uppercasemagazine.com.


QU ILTS With 32 fabrics in Volume 2: Dots, Dashes and Diamonds, the quilt possibilities are indeed endless. Whether you prefer high contrast designs punctuated with black, or low volume lights and greys, the collection offers a range of choice. And colour? Pops of red, pretty pinks, turquoise blues, lush greens or sunny yellows‌ bring it on!


Quilt design by Janine Vangool. Pattern and sample (66" Ă— 81") made by Heidi Pridemore, Whimsical Workshop. Free pattern available at windhamfabrics.com.

DA SH ES Q U ILT This quilt takes one of the surface design motifs and scales it up quite a few notches!


ON E WAY QUILT

Here’s the perfect quilt for a busy boy who hopefully isn’t in too much of a hurry to grow up.


Quilt design and sample (64" Ă— 76") by Kristy Wolf and Shayla Wolf of Sassafras Lane Designs. Pattern available at sassafras-lane.com.


Don’t forget to dot your eyes! These circles are appliquéd on white to make a graphically arresting quilt. The selection of prints show off the tonal range of both the colours and the greys.

D O T S QUILT

Quilt design by Janine Vangool. Pattern and sample (60" × 84") made by Heidi Pridemore, Whimsical Workshop. Free pattern available at windhamfabrics.com.


B UTTON P ILLOW

A few batches of half-square triangles, a pillow form and some buttons are all the supplies you need to make a patchwork pillow. You can also cover metal buttons with fabric and use them upholstery-style to give some dimension and add interest to a simple square pillow.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of these projects, visit my blog at uppercasemagazine.com.


PINCU SH IO N Every sewing room needs a few pincushions!

Follow my Pinterest board to link to more project ideas: pinterest.com/uppercasemag.


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UPPERCASE Volume 2  

New collection available for preorders by fabric shops through Windham Fabrics.

UPPERCASE Volume 2  

New collection available for preorders by fabric shops through Windham Fabrics.