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Old 05-11-2022, 10:38 AM
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Recent posts have mentioned thread conditioner. Bee's wax is commonly used, but has anyone tried candle wax? I have a small piece of it from a tea candle, and it's working great for thread I use for applique.
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Old 05-12-2022, 02:04 AM
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Thanks for that suggestion. I have found "Thread Conditioner" doesn't work as well as bees' wax, and I will give a candle a try.
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Old 05-12-2022, 11:03 AM
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I've got 2 containers of Thread Heaven that I've been using forever. When I need more wax/conditioner for my thread, I'll try candle wax.
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Old 05-12-2022, 07:58 PM
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I like bees wax better than thread conditioner.
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Old 05-13-2022, 06:32 AM
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I've never used a tea candle, but it's a great suggestion! I have trouble knotting the ends of thread when using thread conditioner, so I have to make sure I leave the ends free of it.
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Old 05-13-2022, 07:59 AM
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Sounds like a good idea to me and one I never thought of.
I'm getting ready to hand quilt a project and am getting some new thread. I have
Thread Magic (something like that, forgot the exact name) but I haven't bought hand quilting thread in a long time.
I bought Gutermann.
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Old 05-13-2022, 01:57 PM
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I found that thread conditioner didn't do much for polyester thread, in fact it seemed to make it worse.
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Old 05-14-2022, 05:14 AM
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Well i bought Thread Heaven just yesterday. After i opened it i thought, geeshe, it looks like a blob of wax! I have not used it yet so we will see! Hope i didnt totally waste my money
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Old 05-15-2022, 03:32 AM
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I will show my ignorance...but how do you use thread conditioner?
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Old 05-15-2022, 06:45 AM
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You take your length of thread and run it through the conditioner. No question is ignorant!
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