Fons & Porter Blog

From the expert quilting staff at Fons & Porter, we welcome you to our quilting blog filled with rich content, perfect for quilters of every level – whether you just picked up the bug or have been quilting for years.

Here, you’ll find quilting techniques, tips and tricks from quilting experts aimed at helping you improve your skills one step at a time. You’ll also find information about quilt styles and blocks, like our popular BLOCK Friday series where we profile different quilt blocks and give you suggestions on using them in your quilts. We also talk about some of the important questions in quilting like how to bind your quilt and whether or not you should prewash your quilt fabrics, along with some surprises.

We are on Instagram!

Love of Quilting has joined Instagram! Follow us at fonsandporter. What goes together better than photography and quilting? Ok, maybe coffee and quilting. We love to connect with our readers and see what you have been creating. Instagram is a great way to share photos, ideas, and inspiration with one another! A short Instagram explanation: …

Celebrate The Quilts of Valor Foundation

As many of you are aware, the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is dedicated to touching armed forces members and veterans with the healing power of quilts. This volunteer-based initiative is a personal mission to much of the quilting community, including the staff at Fons & Porter. To celebrate QOVF, Fons & Porter is participating in…

Sew & Tell Guidelines

We love seeing your work and what quilt patterns you have made. Pictures are worth a thousand words, or in this case, a thousand stitches! We want to make sure photos submitted for our Sew & Tell feature present your hard work in the best light possible. Here are 5 suggestions to make your quilt pictures perfect:…

Brand New Sew Easy Lessons!

Jean Nolte, editor at Fons & Porter, and Colleen Tauke, our talented sewing specialist, have been hard at work creating new Sew Easy lessons! How do you find  Sew Easy videos? Suscribe to our YouTube channel Go to video.fonsandporter.com 9 reasons why you should watch Sew Easy lessons: They are free! Brush up on your…

Sneak Peek into Easy Quilts Summer ’14!

We’re excited to present our Summer issue of Easy Quilts magazine, on sale April 1. We think you’ll love what we have to offer in this issue of Easy Quilts. A stunning two-toned quilt called Blue on White, a Quilt of Valor, and a series of six triangle quilts that are as Easy as 1-2-3…

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Patriotic Quilts is on Sale Now

The pages of Patriotic Quilts are filled with quick and easy patriotic quilts and quilt projects. Several of our patterns meet the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor Foundation, so this is your opportunity to make a quilt for a veteran. Browse through the quilts in Patriotic Quilts and tell us which one is…