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.

Foxglove Manor - Appliqué Quilt Patterns

Appliqué for Mother’s Day – Project Ideas from Marianne Fons and Fons & Porter

Mother’s Day is a big day for quilts, and giving quilts as gifts is always such a joy. Try appliqué quilt patterns this holiday, like the bright and cheery, 1930s-style Foxglove Manor with its appliquéd vines and flowers. Appliqué quilt patterns offer unique quilt designs and plenty of personality! Featured in the Love of Quilting May/June 2016 issue, this bed-size quilt…


Make Appliqué Portraits from your Pet Photos!

Craft Daily is a community showing new craft ideas & projects. Tune in to learn fun projects, such as, how to make an appliqué from a portrait of your pet! Starting with a photo as a template, “paint” a portrait of your pet in fabric with this easier-then-it-looks technique. Jodie Davis walks you through tracing shapes from…


More of the Road to California!

Here are some more pictures from the Road to California Show as promised. We were impressed by the creativity and inspirations! This is Baltimore in the Provence was designed and quilted by Ellen Heck.  The Applique is stunning and inspired from a French Toile fabric. This quilt was inspired by a vintage quilt. The detila…


GO! Baby

Just in! The Shop Fons and Porter store has the Go! Baby by AccuQuilt. It’s a great tool to make repetitive cutting a breeze! It’s not only accurate every time, but speedy and very portable! What a fun toy to take to a quilt retreat! I love that you can cut multiple layers at a time.…