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Thread: Threads - to wax or not to wax?

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    I use 100% cotton thread for piecing and quilting and I used to always run it through wax as I read somewhere it helps prevent tangles; I've since stopped doing this because a) I'm lazy :oops: and b) I wasn't sure it reallly made a difference. I probably work with too long a length of thread to reduce knotting and rethreading the needle and I do find I get knots fairly frequently - I think I've just answered my own question, but what does anyone else think?

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    When I hand quilt I now use "quilting thread" which already has a wax substance on it. But if you are peicing and quilting by machine you never wax it as it will gum up you tension discs. I used to use wax before they came out with the special thread for hand quilting. marge

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    I haven't seen that, can you tell me the make? Can you get it online, do you know?

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    I use to use a wax now I use "Thread heaven" it is a thread conditioner and protectant....but I think the best think has been to shorten my thread...don't mind so much now that I found a needle threader....Gods gift to quilters.....that's my opinion
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    Thanks for the tip - I've got into the habit of cutting my thread always on an angle - it's amazing the difference in makes to ease of threading!

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    to wax or not to wax?

    are we talking about thread or legs?

    :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    to wax or not to wax?

    are we talking about thread or legs?

    :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen:

    OMGoodness Patrice...get out of my head!!! I was thinking thread, legs or eyebrows!!

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    It all sounds painful to me.

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    Oh girls....we can do both you know.....:-)

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    I don't like wax on my quilt. I just buy gutermann hand quilting thread. It if tangles, use shorter pieces.

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