Hello all....I've been sewing for many years; and quilting for about ten. I've had a very frustrating morning trying to make a few pot holders for myself. The Insul-bright recommends two layers of cotton batting, for absorbing condensation. So I have a five layer sandwich (two of cotton fabric, two of warm & natural batting, and one of the Insul-bright). I'm using my walking foot; and have had plenty of experience with that. I'm having trouble with occasional skipped stitches; and occasional needle thread breakage. I've changed the needle; rethreaded the machine; experimented with the foot pressure, one variable at a time; and I continue to have the same problems. I don't have these issues when I'm quilting a three layer sandwich. And I've used the same thread, too. I'm not going to make a special trip out to buy some other thread.
If there is anybody out there with pot holder experience with Insul-bright, I'd love to hear your magic formula. I'm about ready to eliminate one of my layers of cottong batting; but thought I'd ask the board first.
It's a good thing I didn't sign on to mass produce pot holders for a craft show!