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.

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Quilt Market Comes To You…

Greetings from Houston Quilt Market! You know, I was putting a picture up on Facebook and something hit me: are people who don’t go to Quilt Market super annoyed when everyone who goes to Quilt Market talks incessantly about it? Seriously. In the weeks before the show, it’s all we industry peeps talk about. The…

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Houston Quilt Market

Quilt Market in Houston is so many things, but the word that describes it best for some of us is stimulating! The creativity and talent here is limitless. We’ll show you just a few of the fun things we saw. At schoolhouse, Maggie Bonanomi introduced her new book by Kansas City Star called A Day at…

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My First Quilt Market

  I am so excited to be reporting back to you after my very first trip to the International Quilt Market in Kansas City. What a magnificent experience…fabric, quilts, notions, magazines and people…as far as the eye could see. I worked in the booth passing out magazines to all the people walking by. It was…

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To Market, To Market!

I’m in Houston! It’s Market/Festival time! The air is crisp. The energy is crackling. Actually, I haven’t left the airport yet, so I don’t know about the air in Houston. It doesn’t often get too crisp down here from my experience, but it might be crisp. I’ll let you know. I can tell you that…

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Home/Happy: Fall Market 2010

Well, well, well. I’m home in Chicago after three long and glorious days at Fall Market in Houston. First of all, Texas isn’t “like a whole other country.” It is a whole other country. It feels like it, anyway. Every time I’m in Texas, whether I’m in Houston, Dallas, even Austin, I feel like there’s…