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Thread: Help! Hot pads don't work!

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    Help! Hot pads don't work!

    I tested making an oven mitt yesterday using insulbright (shiny side out etc.) but it really wasn't enough protection. I want to make some for Christmas, but want them to work!!! How do you do it? Double the insulbright? Use insulbright + regular batting? Please help! Thank you.

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    You need to use cotton batting and the Insulbrite layered together. Most potholder made to be used need at least two layers of batting.
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    I use only insulbright. In the oven mitts I use 2 layers for each side of the mitt. I like 3 or 4 layers for the hot pads. They work great. I use them all the time with my cast iron in a 450 degree oven. I wouldn't use regular batting.

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    Hot pads are where I use up scraps of my 80/20 quilt batt that I have zig zagged together. I put the layers of the batt ( you can use as many as you can sew through)between the outside layers of insulate. I don't use mine for getting things out from the oven though, I just use then for setting things on at the table.

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    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!
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    1 layer insulbrite, 1 layer W&N OR W&W
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    1 layer insulbrite, 1 layer W&N OR W&W
    Does this work for table runners that might get used as a hot pad as well?

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    I make mine 2 layers of insulabriht and a layer of warm and nat.

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    I make mine like Bella does. Never had any issues.
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    The very best oven mitts I have are store bought and use a very heavy layer of terry, plus canvas on the back. They are from Williams Sonoma.

    If I was making oven mitts or hot pads I would use at least one layer of terry towelling (I would just cut up an old towel), with what ever other batting I might use.
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