Award Winning quilter, Karen Kay Buckley says:

"I have not been this excited in a very long time. My new DVD is better than I could have ever wished.

In this DVD I discuss all the supplies you’ll need, making templates, the appliqué stitch, inner and outer points, smooth curves, Perfect Circles, several methods to make stems, reverse appliqué and squaring the blocks. It really covers everything you'll need to know to have beautiful hand and machine appliqué. If you like appliqué you'll want this DVD. The close-up shots of the stitching are simply amazing. I do not hold back on anything. I tell you everything I know to help make your appliqué the best it can be.



Author, teacher and award-winning quilter Karen Kay Buckley presents a 10 chapter, 2 hour course on everything to do with applique.  Close-up video photography and Karen's chatty, informative style make this DVD a must-have resource on applique, placement, templates, hand and machine techniques, edge turning, reverse applique, stems and finishing.

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Karen Kay Buckley has been quilting for 25 year and has completed 250 quilts. She brings all this experience to her designing as she creates intricate and stunning appliqué quilts.  If you ever have a chance to take a class from Karen jump at it. No matter how experienced an appliquér you are you will learn so much. For those of us who may not be able to learn from Karen in person I have some good news. Karen has just released a DVD called “Hand and Machine Appliqué The Karen Kay Buckley Way”.  On the DVD Karen shares her thoughts on the following:

  • Supplies: These are tools Karen prefers to work with and include such items as markers, scissors, bias bars and bias makers and even the iron that works best for her techniques with directions on how to make your own pressing surface. Instructions on how to use many of these supplies are found throughout the DVD as she address other issues that impact your work.
  • Placement of Appliqué using a light box or transfer paper and working with background fabrics.
  • Making templates using Templar® and freezer paper and determining which product will work best for your particular design.
  • The appliqué stitch using both hand and machine stitching. Topics for hand appliqué discuss inner and outer points, turning under the edge using needleturn or Templar® and Magic® sizing, working with perfect circles and preventing shadowing.

The machine appliqué segment contains a discussion on what foot to use, needles, thread and position of thread in relation to the machine, bobbin thread, stitches, inner and outer points and working with tricky shapes.

Karen also demonstrates her method for reverse appliqué and creating stems by cutting the fabric on the grain or the bias. Stems are created using either the needleturn method, Clover bias makers and heat resistant plastic strips. Finishing your quilt block is important and Karen passes along some good tips on squaring a block that contains dimensional elements.

All information on this DVD is presented in a clear easy to understand manner with excellent film work. It was a pleasure to get a peek at some of Karen’s many quilts used in the background as she moves from segment to segment. Total run time 2 hours.

Hand and Machine Applique The Karen Kay Buckley Way DVD

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