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.

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Animal Quilts for Animal Lovers

Who doesn’t love a quilt? I suppose they exist, but they don’t know what they’re missing! Quiltmaking is an art that brings people together and is often more than a fulfilling hobby, but a passion that forms communities and follows families through the generations. Quiltmakers are enthusiastic about quilts and quiltmaking, but they have other affections, as…

BLOCK Friday: Art Quilts

Have you been to an art museum lately? If the answer is no, I highly encourage you take a visit sometime in the near future. You won’t regret it. I know I’ve said it one hundred times before, but as a quilter, you’re an artist. You’ve got an eye for beauty, and creativity comes naturally…

BLOCK Friday: Disappearing Nine Patch

This morning on my drive to work, I was listening to ghost stories. I have a work commute that can be a little boring, so I listen to podcasts. I like the storytelling shows, and the subject this morning was the eerie, ghostly happenings that leave you feeling just a little bit uneasy. So, when…

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You Can Piece Curves!

Is there a quilt pattern you’d love to make, but you shy away because it involves curved piecing?  Take heart, curves are not scary at all when you know how!   In this Craft Daily class, Jodie Davis teaches you two ways to sew perfect curves; one the traditional pieced route and the other paper piecing.…