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.

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Scrap Quilts Fabric Giveaway: Closed

We are excited to show you the quilts in the Scrap Quilts magazine from the editors at Fons & Porter. Many of the scrap quilts featured in this magazine have alternate size charts for your quilting convenience. Click the magazine cover to browse through the quilts before the magazine is on sale. You will also…

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ShopQuilty.com is Here

We are excited to announce that ShopQuilty.com is now available for your quilt shopping pleasure. Buy fabric by the yard, notions, magazines, quilt kits/patterns and more. Fons & Porter and Shop Quilty share the same shopping cart and customer accounts so shop at both stores and check out in one transaction…it’s easy peasy! We are headed…

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Quilty May/June Fat Quarter Giveaway: Closed

      Quilty May/June is on sale now! Get Quilty at your favorite quilt shop or at ShopQuilty.com as a digital issue. Rainbow Baby Offset Taggy Blanket Modern Pinwheels Super Star Circle Circus Stamped Butter Losing My Marbles Petaled Bloom Tree Everlasting Play a Card Ocean Front Doll Quilt As a thank you for…

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Easy Quilts Summer Fat Quarter Giveaway!

The pages of Easy Quilts Summer are filled with terrific patchwork projects that you can make in a weekend or less. Easy Quilts Summer is on sale now, so pick up your issue at your favorite quilt shop, online as a paper or digital magazine, or have it delivered right to your door as a Quilters…

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Warm Quilt filled wishes!

  Lots of quilts will be given and used during the holidays with hugs and love sewn in. Several of us here have made Quilts of Valor and given them and hope the recipients cherish them as much as we honor them and cherish their service. This photo is one such recipient at a Christmas…

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Harvesting color

Have you ever seen something and the color palette sticks in your mind and pretty soon, you’re buying fabric in those colors? I was sitting on our front porch last evening admiring the colors in this planter, thinking like a quilter, of course, what a great palette of color it could be for a quilt.…

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Quilting, 4-H, and Family

A few months ago, the subject of 4-H and the county fair came up. My girls started talking about what they were going to enter into the fair this year and my oldest daughter, Lené, said, “I’d like to make a quilt, Mom.” Thoughts flooded my mind like, A quilt? Really? I made a quilt…