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.

Rolling along through Iowa—

This week the bikes have been rolling through Iowa on an annual event called RAGBRAI. It started in 1973 by 2 guys who invited friends to ride along for 6 days across Iowa from west to east. It is now 7 days of riding, averaging 472 miles and attracts participants from all 50 states and…