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Thread: Hand Quilting using Bee's wax?

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    Hand Quilting using Bee's wax?

    I'm doing some Hawaiian Quilting for the TV program and wondered if I still should use bees wax on the thread. For the past 30 years I've been doing machine piecing and quilting but am doing a TV segment on Hawaiian quilting next week and trying to finish some examples.
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    Lady Elisabeth
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    Bees wax is good for all thread if hand sewing. Try Thread Heaven, it's much better in my opinion.
    Got fabric?

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    I only use it if I'm having trouble with the thread. I used metallic thread, so I used beeswax or Thread Heaven because the thread shredded so bad.

    If you use thread heaven, be sure not to get it on your fingers - it's really hard to pull a loaded needle through because it slips right through your fingers.

    Janet

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    I LOVE thread heaven get product.

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    I still use it on that rare occasion I hand quilt.

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    I also use bees wax when handquilting only. But I have unlimited supply, my DH keeps bees. it certainly helps to keep my thread from tangling and knotting and it smells nice too.

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    Thanks for your advice. Now to see how many projects I can get finished before we tape the Quilting program.
    I've never heard of thread heaven
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