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How to Make a Handy Andy Quilt Block

Here is a fun and traditional block that makes awesome secondary patterns. In my video I show you how to make the half square triangles using the eight at a time method. If you know how to use a different method and want to add more fabrics/colors to your block then go for it. This is a great block for using various colors. Here’s how to make a Handy Andy quilt block that measures 10″ finished (10 1/2″ unfinished).

Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks Video Series

Do you want to learn a new block in about 5 minutes or less? You can with my new YouTube Series – Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks. Every few weeks I present a new quilt block that is great for scrap busting and is easy to put together.

How are you liking my new series? This is the seventh block I have presented and I am having a lot of fun with it. Because there is no speaking in the video it does not take as long for me to make and I don’t have to clean up me studio!


General quilting supplies are needed to make this block. A scant 1/4″ seam allowance is used.

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What to Cut to Make One 10″ Finished Block

I have put the total number of pieces. Cut pieces from your favorite fabrics. Tip: You could sketch the block and color it in with various colors.

Cutting Requirements

Please note that in the video I make my half square triangles using the 8 at a time method. If you want to use a different method, they need to measure 2 1/2″ square.

A – 6″ squares – 2 total

B – 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ strips – 4 total and 6″ squares – 2 total

C – 2 1/2″ square – 1 total

Block Layout

Possible Layouts and Color Ideas

It is always fun trying out different colors and layouts with my Electric Quilt 8 software. These are all made with the same number of blocks. Look how different they all look.

With each block I play around and try to pick a favorite. It’s pretty hard for me to do.

Other Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks

Here are the blocks that I have made in this YouTube series. (Click on the photo to go to my blog post). They are all different in so many ways. Which one do you like best?

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