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Thread: Potholders and trivets?

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    I'm making a few potholders and trivets. The only batting I have is warm and white. How many layers of batting should I use?

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    I've heard that 2 layers are good. Used to make crocheted ones from yarn, and just the 2 layers of yarn seemed good enough. With fabric, however, you want to make sure to give enough distance between you and the heat.

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    I usually use two layers and a piece of that silver stuff that they use on ironing boards.

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    That's what I use, too!

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    I have seen raw-edged trivet/pot holders created with many layers of fabric, perhaps some denim thrown in (we country people really do like our denim )
    one suggestion on the board was to use a couple of towels.
    The potholders I remember seeing were stitched about 1/2" around all the sides and then a simple x through the middle ... or, I would probably do the x first, and then anchor things around the edges. No binding, no turning ... and, my mother washes things a LOT. These simple potholder/trivets have held up many years

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    I use a layer of warm and natural and a layer of insulbrite, plus the back and top.

    simple quilter

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    Yep, two layers with Insulbrite does the trick. You can use old towels too.

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    Two layers for me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnycat
    I'm making a few potholders and trivets. The only batting I have is warm and white. How many layers of batting should I use?
    Two with insulbrite between them or three warm & natural if you don't have insulbrite..

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    Thanks for the tips. I decided to go with two layers. Hopefully it'll work out.

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