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Thread: Felt for batting

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    Super Member sewmorethings's Avatar
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    Is it ok to use felt for batting in potholders and hotpads? I came across some large pieces i have had for a while and was trying to think of a way to use them and want to make hot pads and potholders for christmas.

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    Is it natural fiber or synthetic? Don't want it to melt.

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    I have used felt before in potholders , but all felt is not the same . I suggest you wash a sample and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmorethings
    Is it ok to use felt for batting in potholders and hotpads? I came across some large pieces i have had for a while and was trying to think of a way to use them and want to make hot pads and potholders for christmas.
    you might still add one layer of Insul-Brite with the shiny side toward the front of the pot holder.

    (check fiber content--some felt does NOT wash)

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    I use washable felt for table runners and place mats, never tryed pot holders. Be sure to wash your felt first even if it says it is washable, I have had it shrink quite a bit.

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    try wool felt instead of craft felt. and even then it may shrink ugly

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