Half rectangles with 2 fabrics – video tutorial

This is a fun block to make. There’re no points to match and you can get creative with the use of fabrics and even turn this quilt into a scrappy quilt.

Let’s start.


The fabrics I used are by Nerida Hansen. The fabrics are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes.

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Half rectangles with fabric strips video tutorial

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  1. Teresa, This is a very cool pattern and very easy to do. Thank you so very much! I’m going to make one in scrappy fabrics. Jean

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  2. Teresa, you make these seem so easy. I have never correctly made the half rectangle, even with the help of a supposed ruler. I will try your version. Maybe I can make these without frustration Thanks so much.

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