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Thread: making potholders?

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    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
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    it's me again with another dumb question!!!!
    when making potholders besides the insulbright what else do you use as batting? or do you just use insulbright? i tried making some with some insulbright with batting and it made it way too thick. broke a lot of needles!!!

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    how many layers did you use?
    It is on my list to purchase for some potholders.

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    I'm using 1 layer of insulbright and then using some cotton batting cut a little smaller so it is not in the seams. I'll quilt them so the batting should not move around. See if that works better:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    how many layers did you use?
    It is on my list to purchase for some potholders.
    hey its your long lost "adopted" daughter! i changed my profile name to reflect my love of rag quilts. i have made about 6-7 so far. donated one to the alzheimer center in memory of my uncle. right now i am trying to get these potholders done for quilt guild and i used one layer of insul bright and some batting i had here at home. i bought some heavyweight interfacing and i am going to try that tonight and see how it goes. i didn't want to screw up their potholders so i am going to be overflowing with them for our house cuz i am using the boo boo ones for me!

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    I use one layer of insulbrite and 2 layers of craft felt. I have this leftover from tablerunners so figure the cost is nearly nothing.

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    I do the same...one layer of insulbright and one layer of warm and natural. also use quilting needles...or you could also use needles that are for Jeans.
    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I'm using 1 layer of insulbright and then using some cotton batting cut a little smaller so it is not in the seams. I'll quilt them so the batting should not move around. See if that works better:)

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    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
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    thanks for all the suggestions! gonna drag out my old machine to do these. i like the idea of craft felt.

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    I use one layer insulbrite and one layer of jeans. I recycle old jeans from my family and sometimes have used just 2 squares of jean with a square of cotton batting in between when I run out of insulbrite. It works great :D

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    here is a quick fun tutorial on making potholders with no bindings. http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/201...-can-make.html

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    When I make potholders I use two layers of thick old terry bath or hand towels and quilt them with a #18 needle. This is my excuse to freshen up with new towels and a great use for the old or spotted ones. When you are using insulbrite you want to use at least a #16 needle, if your outside fabric is heavy go up to #18. I prefer the #18 because I know I will not break a needle and it will stitch through the thick areas no problem.

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