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.

BLOCK Friday: Jacob’s Ladder quilt block

Do you remember the String Game that was popular in the early 2000s? It basically consisted of creating various shapes out of a looped string. Well, I happen to know there was a particularly difficult string shape that only the most elite middle schoolers could create: the Jacob’s Ladder. This is what a successful Jacob’s Ladder looked…


Learn How To String Piece 7 Ways!

A simple technique enjoyed for generations, string piecing is traditionally a foundation piecing technique that makes use of scraps. Fast and beginner-easy, string piecing is extremely versatile and the possibilities are endless! In this Craft Daily class, Jodie Davis and Ashley Briggs display inspiring quilts and then go through each step of constructing seven different blocks.…