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Thread: What kind of batting for Pot Holders

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    I am thinking of making some pot holders for Christmas and was wondering if there is any special type of batting I should use. I would think I would need to be heavy but I'm not sure what to even ask for. Please help!

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    I use Insolbrite (sp)

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    insulabright and 100% cotton together

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    Insul-brite and 2 pieces of 100% cotton batting or you can also used 2 or 3 layers of old terry cloth towels.

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    The old fashion way was to use two layers of batting and a piece of cotton between the layers. I have also used old cotton mattress pads and pre quilted fabric. The newer ideas do work best but if you are on a budget these are the alternatives. Enjoy!!!!!

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    I made some a couple of weeks ago...I used insulbrite (shiny side towards the heat) and a layer of cotton batting each side of the insulbrite.

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    I use wool blanket off cuts.

    Tried to practise hand quilting on one of my pot holders yesterday and it was a nightmare as it was so thick. After that I tried to practise hand quilting with just some off cuts of thin batting. Easy! So I guess I would recommend wool blanket off cuts only if you're machine quilting.

    The funny thing is that as I've given away every single pot holder I've made so far I can't report back on how they are to use. I might try and fix that by making one for my own use today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    I made some a couple of weeks ago...I used insulbrite (shiny side towards the heat) and a layer of cotton batting each side of the insulbrite.
    Janice, where do you get Insulbrite in Oz? I don't think I've ever seen it.

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    I've seen something for pot holders in Spotlight I don't know what you call it but it seems to be a white poly or cotton batting with a silver sliver type thing woven into it. It is stored with the ordinary batting area

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmacka
    Mosaicthinking
    I've seen something for pot holders in Spotlight I don't know what you call it but it seems to be a white poly or cotton batting with a silver sliver type thing woven into it. It is stored with the ordinary batting area
    Thanks - have already done my Spotlight run for today (only spent $3.50!!), but will take a look next time I'm there.

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