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After 20+ years of teaching the art of quilting, I wrote these books to use as a practical resource. The Shoofly Quilt is geared to the beginner, while Component Quilting is meant to challenge the quilter with intermediate skills. These are now the books I use in teaching.



Shoofly Quilt

Shoofly Tied Quilt

Shoofly Tied Quilt


A Beginning Project


From making the first cut to tying the last knot, this book will guide you through a fun beginning project. Helpful features include:

  • Clear directions

  • Cutting charts

  • Fabric placement guide

  • Detailed illustrations

  • Glossary of terms

  • All templates

The book also contains bonus templates and directions for 18 additional quilt blocks. Spiral binding allows book to lie flat beside your sewing machine.




Starbright Quilt from Component Quilting

Starbright Quilt from Component Quilting

Component Quilting


Design Your Own Quilt


Start with a simple Nine-patch block and design your own unique quilt! Components make it easy and this book will teach you the skills needed to make it right. The spiral-bound book also includes directions for two complete projects, the Starbright Wall Quilt in two colorways. Especially helpful topics are:

  • Working with formulas and Rotary cutting

  • Calculating yardage

  • Precision piecing

  • Mitering borders

  • Adding hanging loops

  • Mitering corners in the binding

The book contains design worksheet, all templates needed plus rotary cutting charts.



1998 Jeanne R. Prue

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