3106: Marianne’s Trellis – Fons & Porter


Episode 3106 Description and Preview

Marianne and Mary Fons teach a special quilt in this episode. Marianne’s Trellis was inspired by an antique design seen at a quilt museum, and her version has the hallmark beauty of a classic with all of the ease of today’s quilting techniques! Learn how to make half square triangles in batches when you need a lot, how to cut setting triangles oversize in order to float patchwork elements and, how to speed up chain-piecing using Marianne’s “leapfrog” technique.

Featured Quilt: Marianne’s Trellis

Marianne’s Trellis was designed by Marianne Fons and is featured in the Love of Quilting July/August 2018 issue. It will also soon be available in the 3100 series eBook.

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Comments (5)

  • Patricia L

    I watched the video Marianne’s Trellis. One question. The small blocks – is it cut at 2 1/2 or 2 inches (finished)? A little confused. Thanks Pat

    April 27, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    • Tiffany Warble

      Did you have this question after watching the full video? If so I can pass your question along to the team to be sure we get you the right answer.

      The Quilting Company Team

      May 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    • Quilting Company Staff

      Patricia—thanks for asking! The team has confirmed that the half square triangles finish at 2″.

      May 8, 2018 at 5:25 pm
  • Diana M

    I love the “Trellis” quilt in your latest magazine. BUT, it finishes at 110″ x 110″. This is too large for my 10′ Tin Lizzie Phoenix Frame. What the chances of getting a reduced pattern that would finish at not more than 96″ which is the largest my frame can accommodate? Please advise. Thank you.

    June 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    • Tiffany Warble

      While we’d love to, we aren’t able to provide instructions for other sizes for all our patterns. If you’d like to size it differently, we do have a few suggestions:
      1. You can take the pattern to a local quilt shop, they are likely to have the expertise to figure it out.
      2. You may also be able to take the pattern to a guild meeting for help, especially since guild members tend to be more advanced quilters, and could probably make short work of it.
      3. I also found this fantastic article that includes a lot of great tips on resizing https://www.quiltingcompany.com/tip-tuesday-want-king-size-quilts-resize-your-quilt-patterns-fons-porter/.

      Good luck!


      July 18, 2018 at 9:46 pm

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