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Thread: Rice Bags

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    I just got home from visiting at my favorite nursing home. While there a friend who knows I piddle in the sewing theme asked me if could make some rice bags. I just stood there with a blank. She showed me a nice little hand made flannel bag with rice inside. She says they heat it in the microwave and wrap it in toweling and put in whereever the complaint......they are so neat. My sore neck is getting one in just a few minutes. Have y'all heard of them? they would be neat with an extra slip of fabric for the hands to slip into. I'm excited and these would be nice for nursing home gifts. Just wanted to talk about it. I'm a happy fabric person.

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    wouldn't be without one

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    I heat one up every night...

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    Love mine, not a pretty one but have had 12 yrs.

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    I made a bunch of these several years ago and, to be honest, everyone hated them. The heated rice stinks! I bought one while in Gatlinburg this summer and it is made with cherry pits. It is not stinky at all. I am thinking I will make some with that instead. If anyone has any idea on how to keep the rice from stinking, please share!

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    I have one made with flaxseed. still stinks, but different.there is some advantage to them, but can't recall what it is. make a slipcover for them. easy to wash.
    if you have an arthritic cat or dog, they love a rice bag in their sleeping quarters. warm up your tootsie toesy area of the bed before climbing in. had not thought of an extra layer to slip your hands into--great idea !
    Merry Christmas to everyone !!!!

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    I use one a wrist rest at my computer. If my wrist starts to ache I just heat the bag up.

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    Well it is the most interesting thing I've run across lately. How about buck wheat shells, I have a pillow mom bought me years ago with them and I don't find a good use and was going to make draft stoppers with them?? Anyone know what heating up the buckwheat shells will do?

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    You should try heating the buckwheat shells and let us know if it works ok. I still use my rice bag...I just ignore the odor. But, I know that nobody else uses theirs.

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    I read somewhere...and it may have even been on here, that feed corn is the best to use in them...it stays warm alot longer...and no one minds the smell of popcorn:)

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