Monday, June 18, 2012

Jenny Join Technique - quilt as you go!

Eleven machine-embroidered, separate pieces waiting to be joined.
This is one of the many projects from "A Place in the Sun" by Jenny Haskins.

Jenny Haskins and her son Simon hail from Down Under in wonderfully beautiful Austrailia.  They, together with other family members, enjoy a marvelous working relationship and together have created quilts in the hoop, which are pieced first, cut to fit together and then joined with the "Jenny Join" technique.

Read more about Jenny Haskins HERE.

Here is an example I made this past week:

Jenny Haskins has developed a product called 
"Dissolve Magic Sticky Tape" 
that comes in a 
1" x 10 yard roll.  

Cut each previously embroidered piece 1/8" from the edge of the cutting line.  Set your machine to a very small zig-zag stitch.  

Layer each connecting piece with Jenny's tape and sew to join, then it's time to add Clover's sticky 1/4" bias tape, cover with Jenny Dissolve tape and sew with a decorative stitch.

(Next time I will use the Clover 1/4" bias tape from top to bottom, then left to right to cover all seams.)

I chose stitch #92 from the heirloom quilt selections on my Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 for my decorative stitch.  I would advise switching to a 90/14 needle so that your needle doesn't break covering all the thicknesses of material, batting, zig-zag thread, and bias tape.

I did experience a broken 80/12 needle.  When I switched to a 90/14, all was well.

(Isn't that McTavishing ravishing?!?  ;-)

I love this stitch!  It's just sew pretty :-)

2 1/4" binding is recommended (still to do and coming up next here on RocknQuilts)...I plan on making two to use as placemats for tea.  I hope my Mother will enjoy them :-)

Quilting by embroidery machine...gotta love it!

After making the smaller projects to 'practice', I just might have to create the quilt.
The colors could be changed to suit your own tastes/design/decor.
Practicing the "Jenny Join" technique some more will be good before committing to a quilt I believe.

Here is the finished "A Place in the Sun" quilt:

Close-up of the center medallion.

What beautiful scalloped edges!

What has inspired you to be creative today?

All the Best,


  1. Wow....that is just awesome and the quilt is to die for...

  2. Fascinating! Thanks for sharing new to me notions! Wish I had had that tape a year ago and the current quilt wouldn't still be a WIP because I would have done things differently!
    You do beautiful work!


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