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Thread: Hot Pad Help

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    Junior Member AlyssaR's Avatar
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    I'm making a table runner and matching hot pads for my sister in law I was wondering if there was some kind of fabric that I needed to use or a spray to protect it or what. I'm so lost. Someone help me out.
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    I make hot pads the same way I make potholders. A couple layers of cotton batting is all you need.

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    There is silver backing you can get at Joann's,I don't know what it is called but it is for use in hot pads and pot holders.

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    I use InsulBrite when I make potholders.

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    You will need the Insulbrite batting for the hot pads. One layer of regular batting will not stop the heat from going through and possibly damaging a table or counter top. I even suggest two layers of the Insulbrite. (That's the batting with one shiny silver side). (I probably spelled Insulbrite wrong)

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    I use Insulbrite too. I would also suggest using Scotch guard on them to make them stain resistant. You spray on and let dry.

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    I just cut up an old silver coated ironing board cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaR
    I'm making a table runner and matching hot pads for my sister in law I was wondering if there was some kind of fabric that I needed to use or a spray to protect it or what. I'm so lost. Someone help me out.
    Alyssa
    I use Insulbrite too. You don't need 2 layers of it. The foil is between 2 layers of padding and sews wonderfully, and washes just like any towel. Just make sure you use all cotton fabric, no poly/cotton. That will melt. I have even used it in a table runner for my daughter that she keeps in the middle of her table. She said it worked beautifully for hot dishes.

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    Also note on the Insulbrite instructions that there is a reflective side to the InsulBrite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsewnsew
    Also note on the Insulbrite instructions that there is a reflective side to the InsulBrite.
    I have heard that, but for the life of me have not figured out how to tell that yet. :oops:

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