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Thread: Bees wax-Does anyone use it

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    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.

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    I use it- isn't it great??? :)

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    I use it, too, when I hand sew the binding down. I've also used it on hand embroidery floss. Wonderful stuff!!

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    Great product

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    I use bees wax every time I thread a needle whether hand sewing,quilting or threading my sewing machine, yes, it is wonderful stuff. Makes life so much easier.

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    I use the same piece I've had for over 20 years. Cut it in 4 and have a piece in different spots and use it whenever I'm threading a needle. Love the stuff.

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    I have always used it and use to include it in every secret pal pkg. However, I stopped because no one knew what to do with it. I had about two dozen little hearts in a ribbon loop. Now I am down to five.

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    Wonderful stuff... I have Momma's from who-knows-how-many-years ago... It has hardened and is unusable, but still has all the lines where she pulled the thread through... I often forget to use it (my new stuff...) thanks for the reminder!!

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    I use it especially for handquilting, redwork, other embroidery, and when I'm doing anything with a regular 100% cotton thread.

    Jan in VA

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    Yes, I have always used it for and quilting.

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    Use this for general sewing and hand binding

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    I just can't believe that no one has ever mentioned this. I never had it and now don't know what I ever did without it.

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    I cant believe that people still use it. I've used in hand stitching but rarely do that anymore. I've only got one hand piecing quilt that I'm doing and that is rarely. Sure does help with the thread, less tangles and twisting. To be honest I've had mine for years, didnt know they still sold the stuff.

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    Yes just started last year, wished i had known sooner that it makes hand sewing much easier

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    Hi - I use it all the time - makes the thread so much nicer to work with and I do alot of handqilting and other needlework. Really like it.

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    Can you show a picture and explain how to use it?

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    If you search on google for bees wax and then look at Dritz brand.It's a round plastic case with the round piece of bees wax inside. There are 3 slits on the top and 3 on the bottom of the plastic case. You just take your thread and run it through one of the slits. I run it through 2 times.
    Hope this helps.

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    I use it for everything!! and I have used it for 30 about years. I use it to stiffen the thread before I put it in a hand needle, I stiffen the end to thread the sewing machine, I wax about 6" when I rethread my serger loopers. I have also used it when I need the thread not to twist and knot when I hand sew. Wonderful Stuff.

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    I have always used it since I started quilting. Must have been in a book about hand quilting. My little box of wax is so well used. I saw a block of beeswax at my hardware store for 1.00. It is a little bigger than a bar of soap. I think it came from a local beekeeper. That's enough for the rest of my life.

    I also use it for drawers that get sticky, zippers that don't slide well, etc. Lots of uses.

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    I can't believe it. I wish I would have known years ago.

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    Hmmm. I use Thread Heaven. Has anyone tried both?

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    I still use it.

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    All the time.

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    got it, use it, luv it

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    Quote Originally Posted by gangles
    Yes, I have always used it for and quilting.
    same here

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