Tag Archives: Fons & Porter

How do you say ‘I love you’?

You, the mother. You, the wife. You, the grandmother. You, the quilter. The month of February is always a countdown to the most delicate and romantic holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it or would rather skip it, … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday: 7 Quilting Tips

We love our craft. We love quilting, and while we have an idea of the best and easiest way to do things, sometimes we get a tip from a fellow crafter and think, “How did I not think of that?!” … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Bear’s Paw quilt block

The sawtooth variation quilt block I have for you today has a mysterious history. Was it used to guide slaves? Possibly. Is there much dispute about the name of the block? Indeed. Regardless of the varied history behind this quilt block, one … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Shoo Fly quilt block

“Shoo Fly, don’t bother me. Shoo Fly, don’t bother me”    Does anyone else hear that melody in their heads when they hear the name of this week’s block? The Shoo Fly quilt block. This block is reminiscent of a … 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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Exclusive Disney’s® Frozen Quilt Kits

Sunday, August 3rd is national Sisters Day!  How are you celebrating? Sisters Day is the time to show your appreciation for that special family relationship. All siblings have the occasional argument, and after all, everyone is a bit of a Fixer Upper, but … Continue reading

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Cuddle Kit Giveaway

Fons & Porter is giving one lucky winner a Cuddle kit: Crazy 8 Black, White & Radiant quilt kit! (59x68in) This Shannon Fabrics Cuddle kit includes 8 pre-cut 10″ strips, binding, and free pattern. Choose from a variety of finished looks … Continue reading

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Going to Quilting College

I like to think of education as an ongoing process. We learn new things all the time– we learn new skills at our jobs, we learn more about our family and friends during social interactions and sometimes we turn to … Continue reading

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OLFA Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Rotary Cutter

Can you imagine what quilting was like without a rotary cutter? We can’t either. In 1979, the first rotary cutter was created by Mr. Yoshio Okada. He would later found the company you know today, OLFA. They are celebrating the 35th … Continue reading

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Back by Popular Demand: Mark Lipinski’s Slow Stitching Movement

Mark Lipinski’s webinar, The Slow Stitching Movement: Creating, Promoting, and Sustaining a New Vision in Quiltmaking, was quite a hit. Due to its popularity and great information from Mark, we are presenting the webinar again! The webinar will be live, not … Continue reading

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