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.

Become a Sulky Certified Teacher

Have you ever thought about teaching a sewing or quilting course? Wouldn’t that be an excellent way to have some extra jingle in your pocket — teaching eager learners about something you are passionate about? Fons & Porter is pleased to announce a training course to be a Sulky Certified instructor. You know that awesome…


How to Make Sashiko Pot Holders

Learn to make stunning Sashiko-inspired pot holders with fiber artist and sewing educator Ellen Osten. In this Craft Daily video, you will learn how to: Translate the Sashiko pattern from a square to a pot holder Construct a grid for the Sashiko pattern Choose fabrics that are appropriate for a Sashiko-inspired pot holder Take an…


Make a Maxi Dress in One Afternoon!

Learn how to make a maxi dress by following the measuring instructions to match your figure perfectly without a pattern. This dress is easy to make by simply sewing in a straight line. Also, expert Brett Bara will teach you all about shirring to make construction even easier. In this Craft Daily video, you will…