Monthly Archives: March 2011


Quilted Postcard

I like to use leftover scraps for mini quilt postcards. Zigzag stitching around the edges in variegated thread looks pretty, and holds the layers together. My friends love them!


Needle Book

I make needle books using tiny scraps of fabric on graph paper foundations. Stitch on the lines using small stitches with lightweight thread in a neutral color. Remove the paper, layer the tops with a backing square and batting, and stitch around the edge. Trim the outer edge with pinking shears. Make a back using…


Fons & Porter, Circa 1980.

I love my mom. We’ve always gotten along really well and now that we work together, there’s a whole new aspect of our relationship to enjoy. I can honestly say that we’ve annoyed each other a total of about 3 times since we began doing the show together in an official way. I’m headed to…


What about the frosting?

Quilting can be like frosting on a cake!  Like Chef Duff on the Ace of Cakes, I want to rise to meet the challenge! I am working on finishing my Crayon challenge quilt and Jean, our Editor is working on finishing her cruise to Alaska quilt! We have some great  Sulky and Florianni  threads we’ve…

Quilts at the Bay Quilt Show

Escanaba, MI The Quilts at the Bay Quilt Show will be held October 14 – 15, 2011 at Bay College in Escanaba Michigan. The quilt show is sponsored by the Rapid River and Escanaba Quilt Guilds. Proceeds go to local charities and food banks. Please consider a donation to be used as a door prize…


GO! Baby

Just in! The Shop Fons and Porter store has the Go! Baby by AccuQuilt. It’s a great tool to make repetitive cutting a breeze! It’s not only accurate every time, but speedy and very portable! What a fun toy to take to a quilt retreat! I love that you can cut multiple layers at a time.…


Rock Candy Quilt

Featured in the Love of Quilting May/June 2011 Issue, this free modern quilt pattern includes vibrant colors. Rock Candy would make the perfect kids quilt, complimenting any bright colors already in your little one’s bedroom. This quilt will keep your little ones happy and engaged. The Sew Easy free quilting tutorial video, Cutting Identical Quilt Pieces, will help you…


Free Quilt Pattern – Pinwheel Garden

This free pinwheel quilt pattern features various quilt shapes to create a “garden” on the quilt top. Simple pinwheels combine with circles and a quilt border to create a simple, fun quilt pattern. Featured in the May/June 2011 Issue of Love of Quilting. For instructions on how to create Pinwheel Garden, please click on the…


Best of Scrap Quilts and Table Toppers is here!

Everyone has their favorites! You’ve spoken and we’re delivering! We are so excited to tell you that Best of Fons & Porter Scrap Quilts and Best of Fons & Porter Tabletop Quilts are now available at Shop Fons & Porter! You’ll find skill levels from easy to challenging, and quilts and table toppers for every season…


Free Quilt Pattern – Naturally Natural

This free quilt pattern features a muted color palette and simple quilt design. You can use this lap quilt pattern to create a gift for a friend or a fashionable quilt for yourself. iFeatured in the Summer 2011 Issue of Easy Quilts. For instructions on how to create Naturally Natural, please click on the link…


Free Quilt Pattern – Mariposa

This freiendly free quilt pattern is perfect for bringing along to the park for a summer picnic. This easy summer quilt features cool colors to help you cool down on hot summer days. Featured in the Summer 2011 Issue of Easy Quilts. For instructions on how to create Mariposa, please click on the link below.