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.

Quilty Webinar: Color Me Quilter

When you go to the fabric store, do you steer away from certain colors because you don’t know how to use them? Do you find yourself making quilts from the same color palette repeatedly? Then stop what you are doing and read closely. The beloved Mary Fons, from Quilty and Fons & Porter, is hosting…

Quilty September/October 2013 Sneak Peek!

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the new issue of Quilty! The September/October 2013 issue of Quilty will be on newsstands next Tuesday, September 10th. If you can’t wait that long, browse through our pages now in a sneak peek! Let us know which quilt project is your favorite and why, and…

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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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Quilty May/June Fat Quarter Giveaway: Closed

      Quilty May/June is on sale now! Get Quilty at your favorite quilt shop or at ShopQuilty.com as a digital issue. Rainbow Baby Offset Taggy Blanket Modern Pinwheels Super Star Circle Circus Stamped Butter Losing My Marbles Petaled Bloom Tree Everlasting Play a Card Ocean Front Doll Quilt As a thank you for…

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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…

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Quilting, 4-H, and Family

A few months ago, the subject of 4-H and the county fair came up. My girls started talking about what they were going to enter into the fair this year and my oldest daughter, Lené, said, “I’d like to make a quilt, Mom.” Thoughts flooded my mind like, A quilt? Really? I made a quilt…

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Free weekend for QNNtv.com March 23-25!

This weekend, enjoy a  free weekend at QNNtv.com !  March 23-25, you have 3 days to watch over 1,000 quilting videos completely free.   So sign up and start viewing, Visit http://www.qnntv.com/freemarch/. No coupon code required but must use the specific URL. _ This is a great chance to check out shows!_   Quilt Out Loud, Quilt…

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Meet Scrabble

Marianne was in the shop today, taping a helpful tip for an upcoming Quilty episode. We know that if Marianne is in the building, then so is Scrabble. Scrabble is Marianne’s dog and she always greets us with warm hugs and swift tricks. She will be joining the cast in an episode of Fons &…