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Thread: Potholder help!

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    I just made my first and possibly last set of potholders. I had enough scraps left from a table runner to make four more blocks and thought they would make cute potholders for the friend I was giving the table runner. I used two layers of Insul-brite, shiny side out as instructed. They seem too "puffy". I just did an X through the middle as even SITD seemed difficult. The binding was also hard as the potholders were stiff. Would it be better to use one layer of Insul-brite and a couple of layers of flannel? One layer of Insul-brite by itself doesn't seem like enough padding, but two seems too much. What would you recommend?

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    They turned out really cute. Puffy may make them more protective.

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    They really look fine! You could try a layer of cotton batting rather than a second layer of Insulbright, to see if that is less stiff.

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    I did mine with a layer of insul-bright between layers of warm and natural batting. it was puffy but manageable.

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    I think many only use one layer and then a layer or two of cotton batting like wolfkitty suggested.

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    Ok now what I am going to suggest may sound like it might be hard, but it is not if you have a walking foot. Take a quilt marker and put a box mid way on the top side and stitch it. Just be aware of the bottom and top when you come to the original X stitching that no folds occur as you stitch over it. It will work, I have done this before myself when I thought there was too much puffiness on a pot holder.

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    Let my husband use them for a week or so and he can burn the puffiness right out. Mine only lasted 2 weeks. Now they look like they spent time in down town Bagdad.

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    I use 2 layers of warm and natural cotton-and my walking foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spring
    Let my husband use them for a week or so and he can burn the puffiness right out. Mine only lasted 2 weeks. Now they look like they spent time in down town Bagdad.
    LOL!!

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    I used one layer of insulbrite and one layer of warm and natural on mine. Not too puffy, and my mom says they work great!

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