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The tip of the month is about . . .

Do you want a smoother stitch with waxed thread?

Waxed thread will sew smoother if you run it under an iron first. Do this on a brown paper bag though, so you won't get wax on your ironing board.  This is good for sewing buttons on and for any hand-quilting.

Bees wax is the best, but any wax will do in a pinch. It really stiffens the thread!

For more great ideas....contact the creative crew at Ultimate Sewing Centre!

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