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.

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Quilting makes a big showing at the Iowa State Fair

Nothing Compares is the theme of this year’s Iowa State Fair. How appropriate—especially if you know how unique our fair is, and especially if you are a quilter! The 4-H and open class areas were full of great quilts.  It amazes me every year how many different and unique quilts are created.      …