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Thread: Can I use regular batting for potholders?

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    Can I use regular batting for potholders?

    I would like to make some pot holders to coordinate my kitchen and a few for my friends, but I am not sure if I can use regular batting. I have scraps of low and high loft poli as well as thin cotton batting. What do you think? Is polyester going to melt while burning my fingers at the same time when I go to pick up a pot? I would appreciate your advice. Thank you!
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    I have used several layers of cotton batting in potholders. I don't know what polyester would do for sure. I would think it would melt together and you would lose you protection.

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    In my day, I've messed up many a piece of cotton/poly fabric, with a too-hot iron. Poly just can't seem to handle high temps, very well. I imagine it would be the same, with batting.
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    I wouldn't suggest the poly for the reason you stated. I have made many potholders and I just use warm & natural (cotton) batting.
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    ive always used a layer of insulbrite and then a layer of batting, either cotton or poly or a blend. ive never had burnt fingers and the insulbrite isn't very spendy and you can get about 8 potholders out of a yard that are about 8.5 finished. hope this helps and have fun! i love potholders!
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    When poly batting gets wet, it loses its insulating capability. Ask me how I know.

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    In just bought isulbrite and it wasn't too expensive. I used a 50% off coupon. I was told that all you needed to put in was the insulbrite...It's also supposed to be the same stuff used to make insulated fabric lunch sacks.

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    I use recycled jeans and cotton batting for my potholders.
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    i use insulbrite with cotton batting or cotton flannel in my potholders. you can purchase insulbrite at hobby lobby for $2.99/yd or use a 40% off coupon to get it cheaper.
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    Any potholder, no matter what type batting is used, will lose it's heat resistance if wet. Found that out a long time ago, before poly batting came on the scene.
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