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Stand Up Quilters, Learn the Longarm Fundamentals

A quilt without quilting is just a blanket. Not only does quilting add another level of texture and personality to your quilt, but quilting a quilt on the longarm, midarm or shortarm is just plain fun! Usually when we start quilting … Continue reading

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What Kind of Quilter are You?

I know lots of different kinds of quilters. One type works on one project at a time. She—I’ll use “she” for simplicity, though there are lots of male quilters nowadays—makes a plan, buys the fabric, cuts the fabric, pieces the quilt … Continue reading

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Do you love to travel? Do you love food and wine?

If so, I have a great opportunity for you! Earlier this week, I was visiting with Jim West, the tour coordinator for our Fons & Porter Treasures of Tuscany Tour. We’re planning some amazing events for the group, and I’m … Continue reading

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Got Scraps?

Scrap quilt patterns are some of the most requested projects from our Fons & Porter readers. And it goes without saying, some of our favorites also! This is a photo of one I made for Fall Scrap Quilts 2014 that … Continue reading

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Quilts of Valor Awarded Memorial Day Weekend

Winterset, Iowa, home of Fons & Porter, the bridges of Madison County, and the birthplace of John Wayne, was a busy place during Memorial Day weekend. The main event was the ribbon cutting for the brand new John Wayne Birthplace Museum, … Continue reading

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Star Quilts and Memorial Day Sewing

Happy Memorial Day Everyone! I hope you have a safe and relaxing long weekend. The weather is lookin’ good for the next few days in my area so I plan to garden by day and sew by night. Right now … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Star Quilt Pattern?

I just got back from Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis and was thinking about how many different types of star quilts I saw there. Stars are so versatile and are great designs for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday – 7 Tips for Using Fabric Scraps

Scrap quilts really are a wonder of the quilting world. I’m sure you know what it’s like going into the local quilt shop to scope the new fabric that just came in. You’ve had your eye on it for awhile, and it’s … Continue reading

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Put A Little Twist In Your Quilting – Curved-Piecing Quilt Blocks

I’ve always been drawn to curved quilt block patterns. So much, in fact, that I’ve actually been using curves in more of my own quilt designs. Quilters have mastered this technique in quilts over the last 100+ years in many beautiful … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday: 7 Tips for Quilting in a Pinch

Sometimes it’s the little things that make your life so much easier. In the tips this week, you’ll get some tips on time-saving techniques. Weather it’s something that makes your least favorite part of the project go more smoothly or it’s … Continue reading

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