Tip Tuesday: Quilt Binding Tips from Quilt Experts

You probably already know how to bind a quilt, but quilting from start to finish is a personal process and means that binding a quilt varies from quilter to quilter. Even the experts differ on how they choose to finish a quilt. Adding quilt binding to your quilt can be tricky business for some quilters, but it…

Fons & Porter’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Welcome! It’s Day 3 of the Ho-Ho-Holiday Blog Hop and if your holiday to-do list looks anything like mine, you’re probably also kicking up your sewing projects a notch. The holiday season doesn’t have to be a stressful time. The holidays can as much a gift for you as for the lucky receivers of these…

Love of Quilting Sept/Oct ’14 is On Newsstands!

New issue alert! Love of Quilting September/October ’14 just hit newsstands and we want you to have the first look at the exclusive quilt projects included. Every quilt project is available at Fons & Porter online, where you can find the digital pattern and quilt kit that go along with every project. It’s hard to believe…

OLFA Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Rotary Cutter

Can you imagine what quilting was like without a rotary cutter? We can’t either. In 1979, the first rotary cutter was created by Mr. Yoshio Okada. He would later found the company you know today, OLFA. They are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the innovation by collaborating with well-known designers and quilting bloggers to create a 35th Anniversary…

International Quilt Market

This past week, staff from Fons & Porter traveled to Pittsburgh for the International Quilt Market. Fabric companies and designers showed off new products and quilts fresh out for spring. Fons & Porter shared a booth with our new family at F+W Media.                   Diane Tomlinson, our…

We are on Instagram!

Love of Quilting has joined Instagram! Follow us at fonsandporter. What goes together better than photography and quilting? Ok, maybe coffee and quilting. We love to connect with our readers and see what you have been creating. Instagram is a great way to share photos, ideas, and inspiration with one another! A short Instagram explanation: …

Celebrate The Quilts of Valor Foundation

As many of you are aware, the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is dedicated to touching armed forces members and veterans with the healing power of quilts. This volunteer-based initiative is a personal mission to much of the quilting community, including the staff at Fons & Porter. To celebrate QOVF, Fons & Porter is participating in…

Sneak Peek at Love of Quilting May/June!

We love the new issue of Love of Quilting on sale April 15th. We’re so excited, we wanted to give you a sneak peek! This issue is filled with quilts that have a pop of color, a scrappy quilt to clear out your stash, and an adorable quilt any little girl or boy would love to…

Sew It All, Volume 7: Mary + Ellen = Potholder Magic!

Do you know Sew It All? Sew It All is a show on PBS and a magazine, too. Created and hosted by the lovely, delightful, and talented Ellen March, Sew It All strives to help sewists everywhere a) get better at what they love to do and b) get inspired by great projects. Sew It…

Fons & Porter Warehouse Sale 2013

Don’t miss this year’s warehouse SALE with insanely low prices on books and fabric!  Over 1600 bolts of fabric to choose from – all $6 per yard!  A large selection of top quality books for unbelievably low prices! Join us! 3100 101 Street, Suite A Urbandale, Iowa 50322 info@landauercorp.com (800-557-2144) for directions   If you…

Serge Ahead Quilt

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a quilted wedge table runner featuring modern quilt fabrics. Make a quilt-as-you-go table runner that’s reversible! Ellen March, Editor of Sew News, Sew It All, and Creative Machine Embroidery and host of PBS’ Sew It All, designed this piece for one of our Fons & Porter TV episodes.…

Right before your eyes—

Usually the seasons skate in without much notice, but on Friday… Fall just seemed to appear on cue here in central Iowa. Garage and yard sale signs were everywhere.  People doing their fall cleaning or making room in their garage for their cars for the winter. The mornings certainly have been cooler lately. Homecoming signs…