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.

Spring is in the Air

My favorite flower is the lilac, and as I walked to lunch today the distinct fragrance of lilacs filled the air. In Winterset, our courthouse grounds have a lilac hedge that is in full bloom. I took the time to stand and inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…it was invigorating!   In the last Fons & Porter newsletter, I talked…