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.

We’re Getting Ready for TV!

Taping for the 2500 Series of “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting” started this week! We have thirteen episodes all ready to go, the set is assembled and decorated, and the lighting is just perfect. We use four cameras when we tape our TV shows, so viewers get several different angles on the action. This…

Love of Quilting Sept/Oct ’14 is On Newsstands!

New issue alert! Love of Quilting September/October ’14 just hit newsstands and we want you to have the first look at the exclusive quilt projects included. Every quilt project is available at Fons & Porter online, where you can find the digital pattern and quilt kit that go along with every project. It’s hard to believe…

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…

We are on Instagram!

Love of Quilting has joined Instagram! Follow us at fonsandporter. What goes together better than photography and quilting? Ok, maybe coffee and quilting. We love to connect with our readers and see what you have been creating. Instagram is a great way to share photos, ideas, and inspiration with one another! A short Instagram explanation: …

Help Heal with Enchanted Makeovers & Baby Lock

Enchanted Makeovers is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of women and children living in shelters. The organization to teaming up with Baby Lock to add sewing rooms to five shelters during the 2014 Sewing Room Tour. The tour starts in June and lasts until October. Locations of Sewing Room Tour Women’s Safe…

Celebrate The Quilts of Valor Foundation

As many of you are aware, the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is dedicated to touching armed forces members and veterans with the healing power of quilts. This volunteer-based initiative is a personal mission to much of the quilting community, including the staff at Fons & Porter. To celebrate QOVF, Fons & Porter is participating in…

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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Love of Quilting May/June Fat Quarter Giveaway

Love of Quilting May/June is now available! As the summer quilting season approaches we know you will be inspired by the color and fabric selections in these beautiful quilt projects. Love of Quilting is available as print and digital subscriptions so be sure to get your issue today. Midsummer Solstice Power of Four  Washington Island Poppies…