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Thread: Help! Hot pads don't work!

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    Power Poster solstice3's Avatar
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    Aug 2011
    Citrus County, Florida
    wow. great info... thanks to all

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    Super Member sewNso's Avatar
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    i use W&N, pieces left over. two or 3 layers. never burned myself taking things out of the oven, and none of the girls have complained either. then whatever scraps i have around for the outsides.

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    Dec 2011
    Lower Alabama
    I used left over scraps of drapery interlining until they ran out. Now I have to purchase it! Several (3-5) layers with the silver ironing board cover material on one side and any cotton fabric I think will work in the kitchen colors on the other. One of my daughters always reminds me to make the loop big enough to hang on her kitchen cabinet knobs! She displays them a while before actually using them! LOL

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    Senior Member stchenfool's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    I agree - one layer of Insul-bright and 2 layers of batting - works like a charm!
    Love 4 stchen

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    Aug 2010
    Jacksonville, FL
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I discovered the silver heat resistant fabric is better then the Insulbrite and doesn't add bulk. I put it between two layers of cotton batting for oven mitts. The Walmart fabric dept manager ordered some of the silver heat resistant fabric by the bolt and it's only $4.98 a yard!
    Is it the stiffer silver fabric or the one that's more flexible? I found the soft/flexible one at JoAnns recently and it was labled 'ironing board cover'. I already had the thicker kind. And $4.98 a yard is CHEAP! It's 9.00 at JoAnns and when we had 60% off coupons it was on sale, of course, for $1.00 off per yard ... grr. But I was able to use one of my 50% off coupons on Black Friday.

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