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Tip on how to remove excess wax from waxed cords or thread.
BEAD & BUTTON #34 Dec 1999 pg. 8

How to select needlepoint thread. A checklist of the most common kinds and their characteristics.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1978 (v.56#8) pg. 166

A guide to sewing thread. How to select thread and use it correctly in your sewing machine.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1980 (v.11#3) pg. 20

Making cordage (thread, string, or rope) from natural materials.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #79 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 38

Tip: How to eliminate unsightly knots in double threads when sewing handwork or embroidering.
THREADS #6 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 14
Added Info THREADS #8 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 4

Use a "handy bob" (for keeping matching bobbin and thread together) to fill empty regular-size thread spools. Eliminate the need to buy multiple spools for a serger.
THREADS #16 Apr-May 1988 pg. 12

Tip on scavengering thread from a garment for topstitching or repairs in a conspicuous place.
THREADS #26 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 14

Tip: Use soap-bar remnants to "wax" thread for smooth, tangle-free handsewing.
THREADS #26 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 14

Tip on how to stiffen a thread end when threading a serger.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 14

Looking for Mr. Goodthread. Matching the thread to the sewing project.
THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 50

Tip on using a strand of embroidery floss as sewing machine thread.
THREADS #49 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 14

An explanation of the differences between threads for sergers and for sewing machines.
THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 10

Tip for hiding dental floss used to attach buttons and hooks.
THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 16

Tip on thread choice to eliminate tucks when stitching with a double needle.
THREADS #55 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 16

Quick, easy way to wind elastic thread onto a bobin without stretching the thread.
THREADS #63 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 18

An easy, inexpensive alternative to the commercial vinyl strips that keep thread ends in place on the spool.
THREADS #69 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 14

Construction threads. Guidelines for matching a thread to the strength of the fabric.
THREADS #70 Apr-May 1997 pg. 24

Silk thread. A description of its advantages for strong, flexible, nearly invisible seams, edge finishes and hems. How to find out whether the thread has a Z- or S-twist. How to sew a Hong Kong seam finish and a serged French seam.
THREADS #77 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 61
Added Info THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 6

Tips on selecting the right thread for each garment.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 16

A guide to thread quality and content. Covers staple, ply, roll, twist, sizing systems and fiber content.