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Thread: Rice Bags

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    I made this with 1 fat qtr...no cutting required...sew inside out - fill with rice and your favorite tea herbs. sew opening. Heat for 2-3 mins. in microwave. Throw on feet and enjoy...ohhhh so warm.
    I will sew together scraps and sew them into rice pillows for gifts.

    my feet are buried in there...
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    wonder if I could put batting in the microwave so that I can quilt them

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    we make ours with double layers of muslin- then make a removeable cover (case) for them so the rice bag part can be taken out and the cover washed. my granddaughter's are flannel- they love them- their warm snuggle hugs when they need a little comfort

    as long as you use 100% cotton batting- a poly blend would melt in the microwave.
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    wonder if I could put batting in the microwave so that I can quilt them

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    I have a corn bag - and it has an outer removable cover that is washable and a very sturdy inner bag that contains the corn.

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    I'm going to stop being lazy and make a cover for them all...i will use the muslin for the first pillow...I am in heaven...my feet are so warm...I love this rice pillow. Thinking I could practice making some blocks for the outer layer

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    I use towel material (doubled) on one side and flannel on other pillowcase style, with rice/corn on inside muslin bag. That way if to hot use towel side then as cools flip over to flannel side. case can be removed and washed.

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    That is very clever. These would make nice gifts. Thank you for sharing.

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    Great gift idea.

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    Was given a corn bag. The corn is encased in muslin that you nuke for 2 minutes. You then slip it into a separate fuzzy flannel sleeve. Many years of wonderful comfort

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    Aren't any of you afraid the corn will pop? just asking....

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    Someone told me to use deer corn from WalMart. Is this the kind of corn others use??

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    How much rice or corn do you put in it?

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    I didn't actually make the bags, however, it is the type of dried corn you get from a feed storm. There is a slight corn smell when you nuke it. Gives off nice, moist heat.

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    thats a great idea.

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    I fill the rice bag half with corn...and also put in herbs or tea herbs. I have the corn one also that I bought but it smells. Its not bad for the feet but when you put it on your shoulders it stinks...I like the rice better and its light. You also can use wheat but I have not used that yet.

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    I love mine

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