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.


Houston Quilt Market

Quilt Market in Houston is so many things, but the word that describes it best for some of us is stimulating! The creativity and talent here is limitless. We’ll show you just a few of the fun things we saw. At schoolhouse, Maggie Bonanomi introduced her new book by Kansas City Star called A Day at…


What?— me English paper piece?

Our sewing specialist Cindy said she would never English paper piece. She tried it and why frustrate herself again when she can piece other shapes on a machine? Mind you, she’s tried about every tip and technique there is to piece blocks for magazine test blocks in Tried & True and Sew Easy steps, and…


Have you checked out the Quilts of Valor project and fabric collections?

If you like patriotic fabrics, you’ve got to check out these fabric companies and the collections they’ve put together for Quilts of Valor. They should be coming to a fabric store near you soon! At market in October 2010, nine fabric companies launched designs for this special program to be released in Spring of 2011.The companies are Andover,…