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    I just found out about this batting made for the microwave potatoe bags. I haven't seen it in any stores yet.

    http://www.brewersewing.com/BQSS_Con....asp?item=1596

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    Interesting!!! It looks like Warm and Natural...I read that it will be out the end of June,

    I wonder why a special batting for these bags? Is it because it is "untreated" due to using it with food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Interesting!!! It looks like Warm and Natural...I read that it will be out the end of June,

    I wonder why a special batting for these bags? Is it because it is "untreated" due to using it with food?
    I was wondering that too but I thought maybe it's because there's been stories of them catching fire.
    A friend of mine uses one of those bags almost everyday and never has had a problem with it.

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    This new batting will not be available until the end of June 2010. if you open the web site it tells you that right at the top.
    This batting looks great to me, I wouldn't mind trying it.

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    Warm and Natural cotton batting and other cotton batting has scrim. Scrim is a very think poly layer and poly is what catches on fire in a high wattage microwave. If you microwave is around 800 watts it think the regular batting is fine. Put a piece of any batting you want to use for the bag in the microwave and test it for the length of baking several potatoes. I wrap my potatoes in a cotton feed sack towel if I use the microwave. Not as pretty but works fine.

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    thanks for the information

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Warm and Natural cotton batting and other cotton batting has scrim. Scrim is a very think poly layer and poly is what catches on fire in a high wattage microwave. If you microwave is around 800 watts it think the regular batting is fine. Put a piece of any batting you want to use for the bag in the microwave and test it for the length of baking several potatoes. I wrap my potatoes in a cotton feed sack towel if I use the microwave. Not as pretty but works fine.
    I keep hearing that certain plastics aren't good in the microwaves, too. The heat releases chemicals that aren't good for us... poly is a type of plastic I believe....

    I think I may just make cotton bags without any batting in them for tater bags :D:D:D

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    Cool, thanks for sharing.

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    I made one last month and just used 100% cotton batting sold at the quilt shop. We also used 100% cotton thread. Be sure and mark your bobbin so you know which one to use when you make your next one.

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    I wondered about these. I have tortilla warmers that have some sort of plastic in them. I wanted to make some, but wasn't sure what they used. I hand washed them and the fabrics bled all over the place. I wonder if you really need the plastic wrap inside (there was batting in it too). I might try this batting for the tortilla warmers. I did read that everything in it needs to be 100% cotton. But I'm sure there's plastic sheeting of some sort in my tortilla warmer that I purchased at the Del Mar Fair.

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    I can't imagine having a plastic in them. When you use them for corn or potatoes you wash it first ( do not dry) and wrap each piece in a wet but squeezed out paper towel. And you have a warm damp paper towel to wipe your hands on. LOL

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    I made a tatter bag. There was thread on it about 3 months ago. Look under topics. There is a tutorial listed. Real easy to make.
    Katrina

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    I'm new to this room and could not find a tutorial for the tater sacks. Could I be looking in the wrong place? Truthfully, I didn't know that it was there. Looks like some interesting info. Thanks.

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    http://www.atimetostitch.com/potato_bags.htm
    I found this web site in the topic log. It was mentioned back in '08. This would explain why you have not read about it. I used 100% cotton batting. It is just a small pillow case with an over flap basically. Enjoy. By the way it does work.

    Katrina

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Warm and Natural cotton batting and other cotton batting has scrim. Scrim is a very think poly layer and poly is what catches on fire in a high wattage microwave. If you microwave is around 800 watts it think the regular batting is fine. Put a piece of any batting you want to use for the bag in the microwave and test it for the length of baking several potatoes. I wrap my potatoes in a cotton feed sack towel if I use the microwave. Not as pretty but works fine.
    I keep hearing that certain plastics aren't good in the microwaves, too. The heat releases chemicals that aren't good for us... poly is a type of plastic I believe....

    I think I may just make cotton bags without any batting in them for tater bags :D:D:D
    Did you make one and did it work well without the batting. I want to make some but I'm thinking , like you, that I'll leave out the batting.

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    Hi All!

    Warm Tater cotton batting was originally made specifically for making microwave potato bags. It's versatility is beyond making potato bags!

    Warm Tater is non-chemically treated. Not only is it good for potato bag
    makers, it is wonderful for making a quilt in a day. I've used it for making Kaye Wood's Six Hour Quilt.

    It's a full 6oz loft - approximately 1/3" thick. No quilting is required.
    If you're into making charity quilts that require 100% cotton, this is a great, economical resource for you.

    According to sources at the Warm Company, the anticipated release date was the end of June. Due to the lack of packaging, it did not start shipping until on or about Friday, August 6th of this year.

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    Hi All!

    Warm Tater cotton batting was originally made specifically for making microwave potato bags. It's versatility is beyond making potato bags!

    Warm Tater is non-chemically treated. Not only is it good for potato bag
    makers, it is wonderful for making a quilt in a day. I've used it for making Kaye Wood's Six Hour Quilt.

    It's a full 6oz loft - approximately 1/3" thick. No quilting is required.
    If you're into making charity quilts that require 100% cotton, this is a great, economical resource for you.

    According to sources at the Warm Company, the anticipated release date was the end of June. Due to the lack of packaging, it did not start shipping until on or about Friday, August 6th of this year.

    No pun intended, but this is selling like hot cakes or hot potatoes!
    It is now available for shipment. You can buy online with shipping include at:
    http://www.wholesalequiltbatting.com/warm_tater.htm

    I am very excited about this batting, (as you can see). Quilters Dream offers a similar cotton batting. As a quilt batting seller, I am more impressed with the Warm Company's decision to produce a better product. I'm sure you'll agree.

    Warm Tater 100% Cotton 22" Wide Quilt Batting
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    I found this at the Walmart store nearby that has the fabric dept. I bought the whole bolt. It feels wonderful.

    I did some research and if batting does not say does not have scrim, it does. It is such a small amount of poly for scrim it doesn't have to be listed as contents.

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    Just a quick FYI:

    Unlike other "100%" cotton batts that have a scrim, Warm Tater
    Batting, Quilters Dream Cotton Batting and Bosal Organic
    Cotton Batting do not have a scrim.

    This is what I do for a living. It is my responsibility to make
    sure that any information I write, or give orally is 100% accurate.
    Before writing this article, I made sure I checked with the,
    "horses mouth", so to speak to make sure what I advise is
    truly accurate.


    Another good thing to remember!
    Warm Tater Cotton Batting is also recyclable and best of all,
    Made in the USA!

    More information can be at:
    http://www.wholesalequiltbatting.com/warm_tater.htm

    Feel free to contact me with any questions!

    Cynthia

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    Hi!

    I put a free pattern online for microwave potato bag makers. Adjust it meet your needs and specifications.

    It does call for Warm Tater 100% Cotton Batting. This is
    a batting with no scrim; non-chemically treated and great for more than heating potatoes, veggies and tortillas.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.wholesalequiltbatting.com/a/?p=22

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    Hi!

    I put a free pattern online for microwave potato bag makers. Adjust it meet your needs and specifications.

    It does call for Warm Tater 100% Cotton Batting. This is
    a batting with no scrim; non-chemically treated and great for more than heating potatoes, veggies and tortillas.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.wholesalequiltbatting.com/a/?p=22

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    The Warm company makes several products. Some are not 100% cotton. The ones I have found to be 100% cotton fiber are Warm and Natural in seveal widths, Soft and Natural in 90 in width and soon to come Warm Tater in 22.5 in width.
    It looks like the difference in Warm and Natural and Warm Tater is the width.

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    I had heard that all materials used to make a potato bag should be all cotton. Why is the potato bag better for baked potatoes ? I just wash mine, punch holes, and microwave. Does the potato taste differently?

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    I use the excess batting I cut from my quilts for the potato bags. I have had no trouble, however, I only use Warm and Natural batting. I would not use polyester as I think it could catch on fire.

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    I used to prepare my potatoes as you do, then I made the bag. Yes, there is a difference.
    I also have heated tortillas in the bag and they come out great and much easier than frying...although I loved them fried!

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