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Thread: waxed thread for hand quilting

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    I have a close friend who has been searching for Coats and Clark or Signature brand WAXED THREAD for hand quilting.
    Marilyn is looking for colors, she doesn't need black or white.

    I told her I'd give it a shot on the Board for her, as you all are the best resource there is.

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    She can always buy unwaxed in any color she likes and wax it herself with a bit of bees wax.

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    I just buy the colors I like in hand quilting thread and then lightly run through the beeswax.

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    how do you run it through the wax? just thread a needle and then stab a block of wax? Or do you do something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    I just buy the colors I like in hand quilting thread and then lightly run through the beeswax.
    Hi
    Thanks for this; it's useful for me to know.
    She, however, wants to purchase a lot of spools.

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    Gutermann, it is not really waxed it is just coated for quilting. You should be able to find it at any good fabric store, JoAnn's, Hancocks. Even Coats and Clarks have several colors. They do have Red, greens and many browns and rusts. Gutermann, has all colors.

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    You can buy a little plastic-encased waxing block just for this purpose (a couple of dollars, I think). It has slits in each side to make it easy to run the thread over the wax. The needle does not touch the wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I have a close friend who has been searching for Coats and Clark or Signature brand WAXED THREAD for hand quilting.
    Marilyn is looking for colors, she doesn't need black or white.

    I told her I'd give it a shot on the Board for her, as you all are the best resource there is.
    Is she absolutely sure it is waxed? I found C&C hand quilting thread, but it has a glazed finish on it (not wax). Here is a link:
    http://www.createforless.com/C_and_C...utm_medium=cse

    In the Signature brand I found only machine quilting thread:
    http://www.redrockthreads.com/signat...cottonqvar.asp

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    [quote=Prism99]
    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I have a close friend who has been searching for Coats and Clark or Signature brand WAXED THREAD for hand quilting.
    Marilyn is looking for colors, she doesn't need black or white.

    I told her I'd give it a shot on the Board for her, as you all are the best resource there is.
    Is she absolutely sure it is waxed? I found C&C hand quilting thread, but it has a glazed finish on it (not wax). Here is a link:
    http://www.createforless.com/C_and_C...utm_medium=cse

    thanks for the help; she's sure though; thinks C&C stopped making it, so is hoping to find some in a shop that has old stuff.

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    Most beekeepers will sell you blocks of wax. Last time I bought a brick of it, maybe 5 pounds, it was less than ten bucks. Great for sticky drawers and such, too.

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    I use a block of bees wax to wax my own thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    You can buy a little plastic-encased waxing block just for this purpose (a couple of dollars, I think). It has slits in each side to make it easy to run the thread over the wax. The needle does not touch the wax.
    This is what I use. I buy reg. handquilting thread in all different colors and then lightly run it over the block and you're good to go!!! Just make sure you don't get over zealous or you'll have wax build up on the top of your quilt!! Ask me how I know this one!!! :lol: :lol: First time for everything is a learning experience! :lol: :lol:

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    Wal=mart as colors. Easiest was is just pull thread thur a piece of wax. My mother kept a white candle in her sewing stuff, wrapped in a white cloth,keep candle lint free.

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    Several years ago an acquaintance gave me some quilting thread she had waxed. She put the spools in melted wax and let it soak and then cool a bit and wiped it off.

    To my knowledge, no one makes waxed thread anymore. I am sometime wrong about things. However, one of the best (I think) quilting thread is the 99 cent spool you get at Joann's. They are in the wire bins. Comes in several colors and is made by A&E which also makes Signature thread.

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    interesting about the wax thread

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    if i were looking for waxed thread I would check out the stores in Amish areas

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