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BLOCK Friday: Ribbon Star quilt block

Today’s quilt block is versatile and delicate– an unlikely combination and the description I’d like to use to describe myself. It’s the Ribbon Star quilt block. The name of this simple block comes from the four V-shapes (the ribbons) at each corner. Truthfully, … Continue reading

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Free. Free. Free.

Free! It’s one of our favorite words, and we’re giving you 12 hours of it. December 18th is National Free Shipping Day, but we’re going to do one better with a Day of Free. Every hour between 8am and 8pm … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: The Churn Dash Quilt Block

Today’s Block Friday has all types of elements: a history lesson, an art lesson and a bonus at the end. Take your seats pupils! The block we are celebrating is the Churn Dash quilt block. I researched a little history … Continue reading

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Block Friday: Rock The Old Sawmill Block

In the quilt world, it’s not about Black Friday. It’s about Block Friday. We’re putting the spotlight on our favorite blocks. My favorite is found in Old Sawmill, a quilt by Tony Jacobson from Quilting Quickly.     The only … Continue reading

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Black Friday Personal Shopper Finds

The people have spoken. You told me what kind of quilt products you’re on a mad search to find this holiday and I’ve found them for you. And best yet, at great prices because it’s Black Friday. That’s right, it’s the … Continue reading

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Fons & Porter’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Welcome! It’s Day 3 of the Ho-Ho-Holiday Blog Hop and if your holiday to-do list looks anything like mine, you’re probably also kicking up your sewing projects a notch. The holiday season doesn’t have to be a stressful time. The … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Craft Daily, on 500 Videos!

Jewelry. Weaving. Quilting. Crochet. Knitting. Spinning. Scrapbooking. This just names a few of the videos Craft Daily has to offer. This is a video site for the whole crafter. Craft Daily is so excited about this momentous occasion, they’re offering … Continue reading

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Come to Fons & Porter’s Warehouse Sale!

It’s that time of year again and we want you to dig into our fabric inventory. Fons & Porter’s home base in Winterset is hosting a HUGE warehouse sale Wednesday, October 1st through Saturday, October 4th from 9am to 5pm each … Continue reading

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We’re Getting Ready for TV!

Taping for the 2500 Series of “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting” started this week! We have thirteen episodes all ready to go, the set is assembled and decorated, and the lighting is just perfect. We use four cameras when … Continue reading

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Watch Quilting Videos for Free This Weekend

“The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.” ― Jules Renard I agree with that, but we’re not talking about a free man here, we’re talking about a free weekend. A … Continue reading

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