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* * * Thread Troubles? * * *
Tip #1. Do you find it difficult to get a new thread through the bobbin hole? It's such a weird angle to send a thread through. I miss. Or the thread falls out before I can grab it. Eureka - use a needle threader! Alternately, if you have small children, give each a thread & bobbin and explain where the thread needs to go. It has the same effect as a Chinese puzzle.
Tips #2. To avoid tangled thread when sewing the binding on by hand, just run your thread once over some beeswax. It really works! I use thread lengths up to a meter and a half (nearly 2 yards) when I attach binding and I rarely get tangles & snags. If I do get a tangle, they seem easy to loosen out. You can do a half dozen stitches before I pull the whole thread through. This saves a lot of time and madness. You can buy thread conditioner, or be green like me and just melt down beeswax or use a beeswax tea light as is. Keep it in a ziploc as they do seem to dry out. And they smell DIVINE. ; )
There's my two tips! Easy. I can't wait to read yours! Leave as many thread related tips as you like. !Warning!: don't assume that everyone knows the tip already. Take a chance and leave a tip anyhow. It's the leave-a-penny, take-a-penny concept.