UPPERCASE Volume 3:
Circular Logic (2019)
in storeS LATE APRIL 2019
Fabric stores can place their preorders now through Windham Fabrics. Canadian shops can contact contact International Textiles and Contemporary Sewing Materials to order this collection. Please encourage your favourite fabric shop or online purveyor to order the collection!
inspiration by the yard
For those of us infatuated with fabric, a pretty pattern in combination with a unique colour story often results in love at first sight. Whether cut from the bolt, chosen from an irresistible stack of fat quarters or curated from our personal stash years in the making, patterned cottons inspire us with their unlimited possibilities.
Choosing fabric is simultaneously an act of confidence and a leap of faith. What will it become? A stylish garment? A trusty bag? A quick and fun craft? An heirloom quilt? It could be any and all of the above—and, perhaps even more tantalizing, something we haven’t yet imagined.
Within this idea booklet, I’ll share with you how my third collection from Windham Fabrics inspired me and my friends to sew and make. I hope that you’ll be inspired to explore your own creative potential, too!
Tag your projects #uppercasefabric and #uppercasecircularlogic
Windham Fabrics’ website allows you to search for shops in the USA that stock this collection. Click on the fabric swatch you like and at the top you’ll see a link that says “View a list of shops.”
Partial List of Canadian Shops
(Please call your local shop to inquire!)
Fabric Spark Toronto, Ontario
Trapunto Edmonton, Alberta
Lethbridge Sewing Centre Lethbridge, Alberta
Fabric-Ations Ottawa, Ontario
Maker Savvy Kanata, Ontario
Stache Fabrics London, Ontario
Mad About Patchwork Stittsville, Ontario
Sew Local Stitch Lounge Sudbury, Ontario
UPPERCASE Volume 3 (2017)
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.
(PAPER) QUILT Block
Here’s a fun creative challenge! Whether you’re a quilter or not, everyone is invited to play with pattern.
Download and print this pdf to play with the patterns from UPPERCASE Volume 2: Dots, Dashes and Diamonds.
Design an original or traditional quilt block or use the patterns to create a collage. (Print out multiple copies if you need more of a particular pattern.) You can add solid white or black if you like. The finished designs should be square.
Take a square photo of your creation and share on Instagram with the hashtag #uppercaseblock. The creations will be displayed in an online gallery.
Together, we’ll create a quilt design based on reader submissions. I’ll award some fabric to the favourites. Have fun!
Tag your projects #uppercasefabric
when you share them on Instagram.
The UPPERCASE collection, Volume 1 (2016)
View the archives for the first collection here.