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Thread: Batting for Baked Potato Pockets

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    Does any have the directions for making the
    microwaveable Baked Potato Pockets. There
    is supposed to be a special batting that you
    line these pocket with to prevent the pockets
    from catching on fire in the microwave. Corn on
    the cob and potatoes are supposed to taste
    awesome using this method

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    Yes the batting is special, it has 0 poly in it, as other cotton batting usually has traces in the scrim, I have been told :D

    Also be sure that your thread is 100% cotton too, as well as the fabric :D:D:D

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    Here is a good tutorial..just make sure the fabrics, thread & batting you use are 100% cotton!! The poly blends will melt in the microwave and catch on fire. My daughter bought one at bed bath and beyond and it caught on fire the 1st time she used it!! I think it was imported so who knows what the lining was. Also don't wash it in detergent that has fragrance in it. It will retain it in the fabric and transfer to the potato when its cooking, never use any fabric softner either!!
    Happy Stitchin' crafty_linda_b
    http://tipnut.com/make-your-own-potato-baker-bags/

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    Its posted on the Warm & Natural Site.
    Here is the link to the English PDF file.
    http://www.warmcompany.com/WarmTaterPattern.pdf

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    Make sure you use the special 100% cotton batting, not warm & natural or Warm& white. They have a poly scrim that could catch fire.

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    k this is soooo cool I would love to see a picture of a finished one

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    I have often read about these baked potato bags...and I just have to wonder....WHY? Why, actually, would one need a bag? I just prick my potatos and stick them in the microwave for the preset amt of time and when they are finished, I just wrap them in a tea towel for a few minutes while putting the rest of the meal on the table. Then I just toss the tea towel in the laundry hamper. Am I not getting something here? And, I am in no way trying to be critical...I just don't understand! Please enlighten me.

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    They keep the skin moist and they don't overcook.

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    Thanks for the explanation, Linda. I may try to make a bag one of these days and try it myself! I just wasn't sure why I needed to make one.

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    when I mw my potatoes the skin tends to get dry and tuff? I assume the bag prevents this, same with rolls/bread when I MW them to reheat they can get tuff so maybe?????

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