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.

Hoffman Fabric

New Fabric is Here! New Fabric is Here!

Look at what I received in the mail today from Hoffman Fabrics!!  I was busy sewing, preparing for the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Love of Quilting when I received a shipment of Hoffman Fabric!  What a lucky gal I am.  I instantly had others at my desk eager to take a look and feel the…


So–what’s going on this morning?

Here are a few pictures snapped this morning, here in Winterset.  Some of us are at IPTV taping our next PBS series this week or scheduled to go later today to help out, but here’s a quick trip around to see what’s happening! Laura, our Website Assistant comes in early every day and brings her…


What?— me English paper piece?

Our sewing specialist Cindy said she would never English paper piece. She tried it and why frustrate herself again when she can piece other shapes on a machine? Mind you, she’s tried about every tip and technique there is to piece blocks for magazine test blocks in Tried & True and Sew Easy steps, and…