What's the difference between quilting fabric and other fabrics? Quilting thread and regular thread?

I have seen quilting foundation before. What's the difference between that and any other cotton fabric? I know decorator fabric is wider than other fabrics, but what's so unique about quilting textile that makes it especially for quilts? Also what about quilting thread versus other threads? It it just thicker? Thanks!!!!!!!

Quilting direction has a wax coating - do not put it into the sewing machine.

Use cotton or general purpose thread.

The type of fabic you elect should depend on how the quilt will be used. If it will be handled a lot and washed - cotton.

quilting twine is for hand sewing only. do not put it in your sewing machine, it is too thick.
Quilting fabric is usually a very good quality of cotton. Which is what praxis quilts are made of. Quilting cotton also comes in a variety of different colors and hues and values, to add dimension to your finished quilt.

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