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.

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Quilters

Did you know that today, December 6, is St. Nicholas Day? In many parts of the world, today is set aside to celebrate the man behind the legend, the prototypical Christmas gift giver, the precursor to our very own Santa Claus. So what better day to think about decorating our homes, quilter style? You may…


Love of Quilting Christmas Potluck

          Today was our Love of Quilting Christmas Potluck. We had a lot of fun taking time to celebrate the holiday together. Our advertising manager was able to come into town to celebrate with us. It was great having Cristy here with us this year.         Instead of…


Do you see what I see?

Do you tend to notice, as I do, all of the quilty designs in Christmas? This is one of my favorite decorations.  Two of my favorite things in one-Santa and quilts! One of the customers in the store the other day mentioned that fabric is like Christmas lights to her. They make her eyes sparkle!…


Making the best of a snowstorm……………….

As you may know, the Midwest got hit with some snow and a lots of wind this weekend.  I kind of appreciated the unexpected time to work on my Christmas stockings and catch up with decorating the house for Christmas! Here are the remaining 5 of the 8 stocking fronts I now have pieced-Yea!!  Since I’m…


Christmas stockings

Since the first stocking worked, I went home last night, eager to get started again. I went straight to my sewing room and got a few stocking fronts pieced as you can see above!  Thanks goodness for an understanding husband and leftovers! The fabrics I am using, have been collected the last couple years.  Most…