The thread that you use for piecing your quilt top should not
be the same thread that you use to do the quilting. Quilting thread
(thread used to hold the top, batting and backing together) is a
The threads used for hand quilting need to be able to withstand the stress of pulling and stretching. Some quilters also like to use wax on their thread when hand-quilting to help the heavier thread glide easily through the fabric. Thread Heaven is one product specifically designed to condition thread, making hand quilting an easier task.