Half-Rectangle Triangle Tutorial on Sew Mama Sew!

I have a tutorial featured on Sew Mama Sew! today. You can check it out here. It is a table runner I’ve made using different size of Half-Rectangle Triangles (HRTs).


In the past year, I’ve seen different things that inspired me to use HRTs. Among them, this basket and these paintings. In the table runner I designed for Sew Mama Sew! I chose to use different sizes of HRTs to add movement to the project. A bit like what is done with the patchwork in Bargello quilts, but on a smaller scale

The fabrics were generously provided by Art Gallery Fabrics. The prints are all from the Splendor 1920 collection by Bari J (Decodence Azure and Delicate Sautoir Grey for the lighter and darker prints, Nouveau Geo Blue for the binding). The solid color fabric is from the Pure Elements collection. The color is Empire Yellow (PE-407). For the backing, I used Flights of Fancy print from the same collection (Splendor 1920). I l like how we can see the quilting texture on the back and with this print, I think we could use this table runner reversibly.


I originally had sketched different layout for the runner. I’m proposing you one in the tutorial. And here are a few other layout ideas using the same HRT sizes.

HRT Layout Idea 1

HRT Layout Idea 2

HRT Layout Idea 3

If you make a project using this tutorial, I would love to see it. If you are on Flickr, please add your photos to my group.

3 thoughts on “Half-Rectangle Triangle Tutorial on Sew Mama Sew!

  1. Sarah

    I just tried several methods for making HRT’s and yours was my favorite by far. I loved using the template you provided. Thank you!

    1. Josée Post author

      Thanks a lot Sarah! Sorry for the late reply. I found your comment in my spam. I’m glad those templates can be useful to others.

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