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Thread: Potholders

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    I know I have posted a thread about potholders somewhere before. I have only made one or two sets awhile back. So I don't remember if you are to use 2 pieces of insulbrite and 1 piece of cotton batting plus fabric for one potholder. I was thinking of 2 pieces of insulbrite so that no matter what side you use it would protect from the heat. Or does it not make a difference? And also to make potholders, is it nessesary to prewash?

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    I would use 2 pieces of insulbrite and the additional cotton batting would be optional. I may make it rather bulky.
    I would prewash, so that later they will lay nicely after laundering.

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    I made one with 1 layer of Insulbrite and then a left over practice sandwich with thin batting. The pot holder is too stiff for me.

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    When making heavier potholders, try making them over sized, the bulk is easier to manage while using them. I love my over sized potholders, they cover more surface and can pitch hit as extra hot pads :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I make mine with 2 layers of Insulbrite unless I get a special request for a light weight holder. Some people find the heavier pot holders too stiff. If I make lighter weight pot holders for a craft show I make sure they are clearly marked "Light weight".
    Loretta when you use 2 layers of insulbrite with yours how do you hold your sandwiches together?

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    Thanks Loretta. You know I think I just talked to earlier on chat.

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    can anyone out there tell me how to do the corners of pot holders with bias tape. Thanks Marie

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