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Thread: Question about hand/foot warmers

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    Super Member Pinkiris's Avatar
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    I sewed a couple of hand warmers this afternoon for my husband's outdoor walks. I filled them with cracked corn. When I heated them in the microwave, they came out kind of wet. He liked the warmth, but said that the wetness would concern him while outside in the cold.

    I also sewed myself a foot warmer and was looking forward to nice, warm "piggies" tonight. But if the warmer is going to get the sheets wet, it won't do me much good, will it?

    Anyone else have these problems? Or solutions?

    Thanks--Sue

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    I just bought deer corn to make warmers. I was going to put rice in them but another quilter said that deer corn was better as rice breaks up after much use. I haven't made them yet so I would be interested to the answer to your problem.

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    I will give you the secret! Use Flaxseed! It works wonderfully! Just don't over fill.

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    I think rice works as well as anything. I would think that corn would have more tendancy to get wet. I have seen commercial warmers that are loaded with nut hulls. Actually the thing probably wouldn't heat without catching on fire if it didn't have some moisture in it.

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    MY neck warmer is filled with buckwheat hulls.

    Maybe a few more warmings and the corn will become dry enough to use. Or empty the warmer and bake the corn in the oven at a very low temp for a long time.

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    I would use the rice, we have a few made w/rice and no problems and we have used them for literaly years...

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    that corn will get moldy...

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    Where would be a good place to find flaxseed? I have made them with rice and really like how they work.

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    I've used rice and regular popping corn with no problems. They heat up nice and hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    I've used rice and regular popping corn with no problems. They heat up nice and hot!
    If you leave it in the microwave to long do they pop?

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