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.

Learn Beginning Quilting Techniques for Free!

Have you ever gotten your pattern picked out, your fabric purchased, then looked down at your quilt table and thought, “I don’t have a clue where to start.”? If so, you’re not alone! With so many measurements to do, templates to learn and steps to remember, beginning quilting can be a daunting or intimidating thing for new quilters.…

Back by Popular Demand: Mark Lipinski’s Slow Stitching Movement

Mark Lipinski’s webinar, The Slow Stitching Movement: Creating, Promoting, and Sustaining a New Vision in Quiltmaking, was quite a hit. Due to its popularity and great information from Mark, we are presenting the webinar again! In this webinar, Mark will  present information about: Approach your quilt making in a totally different way. Recharge your passion for patchwork. Engage…