All posts by Fons & Porter Editors

Tranquility Quilt

Tranquility Quilt

Use a collection of warm-hued batiks to update this traditional block. The end result is a lively throw. We walk you through making triangle-squares (video below). About This Quilt Finished Size: 65″ x 65″ Finished Blocks: 25 (10″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Bev Getschel Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Fussy Cut Templates, Fons &…

Watercolor Garden Quilt

Watercolor Garden Quilt

The star blocks in this pretty quilt are easy to piece using diagonal seams and a touch of machine applique. We walk you through making the flowers’ stems and leaves. About This Quilt Finished Size: 63¼” x 72″ Finished Blocks: 12 (9¾”) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Julie Lynch Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary…

Kansas Troubles Quilt

Kansas Troubles Quilt

Liz Porter says the vibrant yellow print in this quilt brings the other fabrics to life. The bright colors are perfect for this very traditional pioneer-era quilt. It’s a beauty, and a great way to use up fabrics in your stash. About This Quilt Finished Size: 75″ x 90″ Finished Blocks: 20 (15″) Kaleidoscope blocks…

Nellie’s Garden Quilt

Nellie’s Garden Quilt

Use diagonal seams to make this small quilt in 1930s reproduction prints. Add some extra charm with prairie points around the border. Dig into your stash or buy some new fat quarters for this one! About This Quilt Finished Size: 42″ x 42″ Rating: Easy Designed by: Diane Nagle Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary…

Quilty March/April 2017 Magazine

Quilty March/April 2017

Quilty March/April 2017 is chock-full of articles, lists, how-to’s and seriously sweet modern patterns geared toward unleashing the quilty talent that’s been inside you all along. While all of the projects in Quilty are beginner friendly, that doesn’t mean they look simplistic. From the super cool “Trail Marker” quilt (a perfect scrap buster, FYI), to the…

Cabin Fever Quilt

Cabin Fever Quilt

Make this cozy cabin-inspired throw in your choice of coordinating prints such as plaids or checks. We provide instruction for making triangle-squares, a key component. We’ve made a correction to this quilt pattern. For the corrected version, click here. About This Quilt Finished Size: 52″ x 60″ Rating: Beginner – Level 2 Designed by: Angie…

Geo Grid Quilt

Geo Grid Quilt

Chop up some of your favorite 21/2-inch strips to make this cool throw. Our block unit diagrams make assembly simple and fast. About This Quilt Finished Size: 60″ x 70″ Finished Blocks: 42 (10″) blocks Rating: Beginner – Level 2 Designed by: Deborah Shafer Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting…

Strip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Quilt

Strip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Quilt

The simplicity of this modern quilt makes it visually striking and easy to make! Customize it using your favorite colors, or adapt it for special occasions. About This Quilt Finished Size: 62″ x 72″ Rating: Beginner – Level 1 Designed by: Jodie Davis Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat,…

Twisted Ribbons Quilt

Twisted Ribbons Quilt

Create an optical illusion with this pattern featuring Flying Geese units in both warm and cool colors. It’s a deceptively simple quilt, and our instructions for making triangle-squares help speed up the process. About This Quilt Finished Size: 60″ x 60″ Finished Blocks: 36 (10″) blocks Rating: Beginner – Level 2 Designed by: Katie Rock…

Cosmic Yin and Yang Quilt

Cosmic Yin and Yang Quilt

This dramatic wall hanging or small throw features black and solid fabrics with a high-contrast design. Put some fat quarters to work on this one, and let us walk you through cutting eight triangle-squares at a time. We’ve made a correction to this quilt pattern. For the corrected version, click here. About This Quilt Finished…

Mar/Apr Quilting Quickly 2017 Cover

Quilting Quickly March/April 2017

The Quilting Quickly March/April 2017 issue is filled with quilt patterns and projects for a happy and scrappy Spring! This issue of Quilting Quickly, like so many others, is the best source for traditional quilts and reliable instructions. Come in and take a look around! Pre-cut quilts usually have a scrappy look because of the…

Check It Out Quilt

Check It Out Quilt

Designer Susan Emerson designed a simple block and hopscotched it with its mirror image in this easy-to-sew throw. Our kit supplies the fabric: Yankee Doodle Essential Gems collection by Wilmington Prints. About This Quilt Finished Size: 53″ x 65″ Finished Blocks: 63 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Susan Emerson Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter…

Quiet Time Pillow

Quiet Time Pillow

Here’s a great little accessory — a quilted pillow top — that features our new super-sized Clamshell template. Use 10″ squares to make this. We offer Sew Easy Lessons for working with the Clamshell Template, and for finishing the pillow. About This Quilt Finished Size: 23″ x 23″ Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Colleen Tauke Recommended…

Throw Quilt Patterns

Twister Quilt

Designer Christina McCourt combined triangle and diamond blocks in vintage 1930s fabrics to make secondary pinwheels and windmills that dance across this great quilt. BONUS: Watch this Sew Easy Video on Cutting Quarter-Square Triangles to learn from the Fons & Porter staff how to cut, step-by-step, two different types of triangles from the same strip using…