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Old 12-29-2020, 06:20 PM
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Hello! I've been wanting to make some hot pads to use up some of my scraps and try out some quilt blocks that I may or may not want to use in a full quilt someday. Can I use standard cotton batting in the hot pads or will it not be enough for protecting counters from the heat of a hot pot or dish? Many thanks - Ann
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Old 12-29-2020, 06:27 PM
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I’ve not made a lot of hot pads but, when I did, I used insul-brite with my Colton batting. You can find on Amazon. It is heat resistant and worked well. Others may recommend something different but this is what Was recommended to me.
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Old 12-29-2020, 06:28 PM
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Fabulous - I will look for it! Thank you!!
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It will generally not be enough. It would be better to get one specifically designed to heat protection - Insul-Bright (made by the Warm Company) is what I used when I made mats for hot serving dishes.
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For hot pads you would want at least 2 layers of cotton batting. Also Insulbright is used with cotton batting for hot pads.
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I have used old Terry cloth towels. The number of layers depends on the towels.

For a " test" - I have turned on my iron to " cotton" - and then held what I considering using for pot holder filling against it with my hand. If my hand gets overly warm too quickly, I reconsider what I was going to use.
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I use an old mattress pad that had cotton batting and cover. It is plenty of protection.
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Insulbrite does help to reflect the heat away from the table surface. i usually sandwich it between a couple of layers of regular 80/20 quilt batt also.
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I agree with what Tartan said and a few others. That is what I use.
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Originally Posted by Teen View Post
Iíve not made a lot of hot pads but, when I did, I used insul-brite with my Colton batting. You can find on Amazon. It is heat resistant and worked well. Others may recommend something different but this is what Was recommended to me.

Yes, I agree. I made quite a few this fall and gifted for Christmas. Used a layer of Warm & Natural from my batting scraps and a second layer of Insul-Brite. I used my fabric scraps and amazingly used up several yards of fabric. My potholders finished at 10 inches which is large enough to be used as a trivet for the table or counter.
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