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 a different quilt block each week 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.


Quilts in Afghanistan!

Our quilts made it safe and sound and here are a few of  Task Force Red Bulls with their quilts! We hope these keep you all warm and safe and thank you for serving to protect our freedom that we are so thankful for! The Fons & Porter staff


Making the best of a snowstorm……………….

As you may know, the Midwest got hit with some snow and a lots of wind this weekend.  I kind of appreciated the unexpected time to work on my Christmas stockings and catch up with decorating the house for Christmas! Here are the remaining 5 of the 8 stocking fronts I now have pieced-Yea!!  Since I’m…


29 on their way to Afghanistan

Pictured above is Dave Brown with ‘Millie’ The last quilt has come off the longarm! The ’29 Quilts to Go’ project has been a great success thanks to everyone who helped, including those that stood on standby, just in case.  What started as a phone call between Kristi (the Publisher of Fons and Porter’s Love…


Soldier Quilt Progress

We have all of the tops pieced and a good share quilted and out to be quilted – Yea! Here’s a few we caught on their noon break. Tiffiny, our Customer Service Manager and a beginning quilter, has quickly blossomed into a full fledged quilter – we’re so proud! And hey! Who let Kristi loose…