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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Stand Up Quilters, Learn the Longarm Fundamentals

A quilt without quilting is just a blanket. Not only does quilting add another level of texture and personality to your quilt, but quilting a quilt on the longarm, midarm or shortarm is just plain fun! Usually when we start quilting ourselves, we begin tentatively, with questions and feeling unsure we’re doing it all right. In this…


Quilty March/April is On Sale!

Quilty March/April is on newsstands today. This issue features 13 easy modern quilting projects for the beginner quilter. Click on the project links below to find out more about each project in the magazine. Kid Potential Xs & +s Hush Little Baby August Intensity (The Easiest Quilt Ever) Crown of Thorns Très Chic Bounce Orange…