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Renegade Thread Play - the Next Step

Class Description


Renegade Thread Play is a technique class where the student learns how Melinda sews through layers of fusible web while adding highlights, shadows, and details to her award-winning quilts.

Learn how to master your machine while doing free-motion quilting. Melinda has lots of tricks to make you confident about doing free motion quilting.  We are breaking all the rules while adding color and design to our flowers.

There is a kit that is required for this class, so you get the most out of the experience.

Students need to purchase the kit from my shop above and it will be sent directly to them. The kit is called Renegade Thread Play Kit for Class


The kit is $45 and includes:     


  • 25-page Thread Play workbook

  • Pansy flower pattern (in the workbook) to start in class and complete on your own at home

  • Fabric kit for the Pansy flower

  • A package of assorted fabric shapes that are already fused and cut out to practice your thread play in class

  • 2 spools of Sulky 40-weight rayon thread

  • A Topstitch 80/12 sewing machine needle


Note to Program Chairs:

The student's sewing machine must be in good working order. Please emphasize this when signing up students.

They need to know how to work their machine before class or they will have a difficult time in class.


Supply List for Class 


  • 3 yards of Steam A Seam 2, 12" or 18" wide or enough packages of SAS2 to total 3 yards= 3 packages 

  • 1 yard of black fabric  

  • A low-loft cotton batting, cut to 22" x 36"

  • Jeans-Denim or Topstitch sewing machine needles, size 80/12 or  90/14 (1 is included in the kit) 

  • 6 medium-size safety pins to hold your quilt layer together

  • Quilting gloves.

  • Sharp scissors

  • Straight pins

  • White chalk pencil,

  • Teflon pressing sheet 

  • Paper or pen to take notes    

  • A free-motion foot that you know how to attach

  • Knowledge of how to drop the feed dogs on your machine 

  • Extra bobbins, 3

  • Your machine's manual (just in case) 

  • A table extension for your sewing machine is required when doing free-motion quilting


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