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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Accurate, Expert-Based, Quality, Up-to-Date Quilting Information! There are so many ways for quilters to get information on quilting these days: quilt binding, quilt designs, quilt patterns, the list goes on! You can find answers to your quilting questions in just about every corner of the internet. With anything gathered from the web, you want to make…

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Quilting with Tula Pink – the Start of Something Beautiful

Have you heard of Tula Pink? She’s what Keepsake Quilting calls, “an original…illustrator, quilter, author and patron saint of DIYers.” Those are some serious accolades! Keepsake Quilting was so taken with Tula, they decided to strike up a partnership with this multi-talented entrepreneur. Very impressive! But, what exactly does she do?     Her name…

Congratulations, Craft Daily, on 500 Videos!

Jewelry. Weaving. Quilting. Crochet. Knitting. Spinning. Scrapbooking. This just names a few of the videos Craft Daily has to offer. This is a video site for the whole crafter. Craft Daily is so excited about this momentous occasion, they’re offering a risk-free weekend of videos at no cost to you! Quilting. In this video, you’ll…

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“The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.” ? Jules Renard I agree with that, but we’re not talking about a free man here, we’re talking about a free weekend. A free weekend of quilting videos! Starting today, Thursday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 7, Craft…

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Learn How To String Piece 7 Ways!

A simple technique enjoyed for generations, string piecing is traditionally a foundation piecing technique that makes use of scraps. Fast and beginner-easy, string piecing is extremely versatile and the possibilities are endless! In this Craft Daily class, Jodie Davis and Ashley Briggs display inspiring quilts and then go through each step of constructing seven different blocks.…