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.

Candy Corn

Tricks and Treats: Have FUN with Halloween Quilts!

The first frost may be weeks off, but when the Halloween prints are hitting fabric shops, we quilters know the harvest season is approaching! Halloween quilts are just plain fun to make. It’s not a traditional, heirloom category, so we quilters can really let go and get crazy—now’s the time for novelty prints or neon…

Halloween Visitors

          It’s a tradition in Winterset to have the children of the town dress-up and come trick-or-treating around the town square. Businesses take a break from the daily routine and greet the kids as they make their way around the square. Some businesses really get into the halloween spirit as they…