Learn how to use thickened dyes with printing techniques to create wholecloth quilt tops. Explore using collage and inspired machine-quilting techniques to help see your surface-designed works-or-art through to completion. Plan, print, and sew with Melanie Testa. MATERIALS; Dropcloth; Procion MX dyes; Synthetic urea; Measuring spoons; Sodium alginate thickener; Soda ash; Respirator; PFD (prepared-for-dyeing) cotton broadcloth; 5.5mm silk organza; Plexiglas sheet for printing plate; Palette to mix thickened dyes; Roller and handle; Brayer; Materials for adding texture (stamps, bristle brushes, etc. ) ; Mixing cups; Spoons; Bucket; 1-gallon container with secure lid; Paper & pencil; Scissors; Freezer paper; Clear plastic sheeting to protect your pattern; Spatula; Rags; Gloves; Safety glasses; Watercolor paintbrushes; Iron & ironing surface; Fusible web; Rayon thread for machine quilting; Schmetz Metallica sewing machine needles.