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.

Block of the Month Quilts

BLOCK Friday: Block of the Month Quilts

Receiving a box each month with new materials for a single quilting project is pretty exhilarating. There’s something about block of the month quilts that’s just so appealing. Is it the anticipation of the next package arriving with quilting goodies? Fresh fabric certainly is addicting. It could also be the shorter stints at the sewing machine, keeping…

Ribbon Floral -- Block of the Month

Block of the Month Quilts You’ll Love

Here at Fons & Porter, we love Block of the Month quilts (BOMs). These carefully planned and paced quilt-making adventures seem to make it to the finish line much more often than their freestyle counterparts: regular quilt kits. The way a BOM project is broken up into segments, the extra hand-holding in the instructions, and the…

Liven up your Mailbox with a Stunning Quilt!

When I was little, I was always so excited to get something in the mail. It meant that someone was thinking of me with a greeting card or sending a gift. Now that I’m older, I tend to get plenty of bills, which is not very fun. That’s why I love block of the month…

BOM ’15: Christmas Joy

Have you ever done a Block of the Month? I bet you remember how rewarding it was to get to the end of it knowing you had put time and patience into each one of those quilt blocks. A Block of the Month is one of my favorite programs because whether you’re a beginner or…