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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BLOCK Friday: Square-in-a-Square

Do you think the Square-in-a-Square quilt block is boring? I’m here to champion it’s potential to make some striking designs and unique quilts. Think of the common misconception that Einstein failed math, when really, he didn’t. He actually “mastered differential and integral calculus” before he was fifteen. The same misdirected information can apply to quilts, as well. So, what…

Cuddle Kit Giveaway Winner Announced!

Aaaand we have a winner! Fons & Porter hosted a giveaway last week for a Cuddle kit: Crazy 8 Black, White & Radiant quilt kit! (59x68in) to one new follower of Fons & Porter’s Instagram. This Shannon Fabrics Cuddle kit includes 8 pre-cut 10? strips, binding, and free pattern. Choose from a variety of finished looks and options using the 10?…

Quilters Need-to-Know Webinar

We are known for our accurate and detailed instructions to help our readers become skilled quilters. We also know our readers are busy people. Join our quilting expert, Diane Tomlinson, on May 29th as she walks you through an hour of timesaving tips and techniques during our Quilters Need-To-Know Webinar. What’s a Webinar? A webinar…

Sneak Peek at Love of Quilting May/June!

We love the new issue of Love of Quilting on sale April 15th. We’re so excited, we wanted to give you a sneak peek! This issue is filled with quilts that have a pop of color, a scrappy quilt to clear out your stash, and an adorable quilt any little girl or boy would love to…

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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…

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Register for the Moving Forward Mary-thon 2013

    Join the 2013 Moving Forward Mary-thon! Give yourself the gift of health by getting fit in 2013 and you will be giving Project Linus a $10 gift from your registration fee. You can start when you’re ready – and design your own program. Follow the Mary-thon guidelines and Mary will motivate, inspire and…

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Quilts of Valor Going Strong!

Fons & Porter recently had the privilege of teaching at The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Kansas City. In between classes, the Kansas City area Quilts of Valor presented a Q&A on how to participate and how to get groups started in your area… Kansas has several bases around the area with military personnel coming and…

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Free weekend for QNNtv.com March 23-25!

This weekend, enjoy a  free weekend at QNNtv.com !  March 23-25, you have 3 days to watch over 1,000 quilting videos completely free.   So sign up and start viewing, Visit http://www.qnntv.com/freemarch/. No coupon code required but must use the specific URL. _ This is a great chance to check out shows!_   Quilt Out Loud, Quilt…