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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BLOCK Friday: Square-in-a-Square

Do you think the Square-in-a-Square quilt block is boring? I’m here to champion it’s potential to make some striking designs and unique quilts. Think of the common misconception that Einstein failed math, when really, he didn’t. He actually “mastered differential and integral calculus” before he was fifteen. The same misdirected information can apply to quilts, as well. So, what…

Tip Tuesday – 7 Quilt Room Organization Tips

Let’s just jump right into our quilting tips for this week. This week is going to be tips for organizing your quilt room. We all know how easily the sewing room can become an unrecognizable room. Fabrics, rulers, templates, threads, and cutting supplies sprawled across the room. No, it’s not just you. When you’re in the midst…

We are on Instagram!

Love of Quilting has joined Instagram! Follow us at fonsandporter. What goes together better than photography and quilting? Ok, maybe coffee and quilting. We love to connect with our readers and see what you have been creating. Instagram is a great way to share photos, ideas, and inspiration with one another! A short Instagram explanation: …

Sew & Tell Guidelines

We love seeing your work and what quilt patterns you have made. Pictures are worth a thousand words, or in this case, a thousand stitches! We want to make sure photos submitted for our Sew & Tell feature present your hard work in the best light possible. Here are 5 suggestions to make your quilt pictures perfect:…

Start “Connecting Threads” Today!

  Are you in a fabric slump? Have you been visiting the same fabric store for years and think you’ve seen it all? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time to try Connecting Threads! You’ll find exclusive fabric collections, quilt kits, samplers, and more at ConnectingThreads.com. Bulk up your thread stash with the…

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Quilty July/August Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

The July/August 2013 issue of Quilty magazine comes out July 9! This issue features 19 easy projects, lessons, and special features. We know you’ll love these fresh summer projects! Quilty is available in print or as a digital issue. All Tied Up digital pattern       Arbor Walk digital pattern       Boo’s Nursery digital pattern…

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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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Magazine Correction

We would like to let you know of a correction in the March/April 2012 issue of Love of Quilting. The name of the quilter of Neutral Chic on page 73 should be Cindy Montgomery. We apologize for the error, Cindy. Best of luck with your home-based quilting business!

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Happy National Quilting Month!

    Each week, during the month of March, Fons & Porter will be giving away a Hoffman California Fabrics Spearmint Bali Handprints fat-quarter bundle. You will have 5 chances to win! Please enter by filling out the comment section below. Let us know what you will make with your new Hoffman California Fabrics fat-quarter…

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Meet Charlie and Sam

I will round off the Fons & Porter Staff Quilts and Pets Week by introducing you to a couple of my pets. I am a new quilter and have just started using my new sewing room. Our cat, Charles Whiskers, or Charlie for short, has started poking around the room while I’m sewing. Last night…