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Bees wax-Does anyone use it

Old 08-13-2011, 01:00 PM
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Bees wax is awesome when working with beads for necklaces and what ever you have thread, light cords etc. A Must
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
I use it- isn't it great??? :)
I use it too. Have used it for 50 years.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:05 PM
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i just started using it. should have started alot sooner. i knew about but had a hard time finding it. sure keeps the thread from tangling so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:14 PM
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Had no idea Joann's has it. Great to use coupon if there's nothing else we want.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:29 PM
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No never heard of it for threading needles. Will have to try it tho!
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:43 PM
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I must be the Grinch here. I don't like bees wax. I think it makes the thread gummy and the thread grabs and is more difficult to pull through the fabric. What I do instead is take a little piece of a fabric softener sheet and drag the thread through that. Makes the thread go through the fabric slick as a whistle!. Just don't put the needle through the fabric softener sheet, it will be so slick you can't hold on to it.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:47 PM
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Have some from long ago. Will have to get it out and use again.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:07 PM
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I take my Thread Heaven out of the blue box and use it like that. It lasts longer and works better. I love the bees wax better it makes the thread smoother.

Originally Posted by Steady Stiching
I have thread heaven but have trouble running the thread through the little blue box. I prefer beeswax.

One thing that helps if you have trouble......the proper way to thread a needle is to always thread the beginning of the thread...the cut end should always be the knot end. This is the way thread is twisted for proper sewing.
(I hope this is clear to you as it is to me : )
8-) 8-) :-D
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Quilt-Till-U-Wilt
I never used this but found some on sale. Can't believe how much easier it is to thread a needle for hand quilting. The thread has more body and doesn't seperate when threading your needle. How diid I do without it all this time. No one ever told me I needed it but I would't be without it again.
I use it all the time with handquilting. It is great!
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:23 PM
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I was like you and didn't understand it's purpose, now I love it. Can't hand sew without it.
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