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.


3 Stories About What It’s Really Like At OSQE

Diane Tomlinson, Assistant Editor at Fons & Porter, recently went to the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, or OSQE, as we lovingly call it. She is a regular teacher of workshops at these events, so has experienced a lot of quilting and met a lot of quilters. This is what quilting is built on: a…


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…