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Thread: Batting for mug rugs?

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    Batting for mug rugs?

    What is the best batting to use for mug rugs? I have some Warm and Natural, as well as some polyester (lost the label...not sure exactly what it is!) I looked for insulated batting yesterday but couldn't find any, so I figured I'd just use what I have. The Warm and Natural seems pretty thin for a mug rug/heat protection. Do I double the W&N, or put in some old towels, or what would be best?

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    I felt like it was sort of thin too but also didn’t want to make it so bulky that a glass didn’t sit stable on it. I’m interested to hear what more experienced quilters have to say too...

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    I just use 80/20 quilt batt. I don't have valuable wood furniture to protect from heat, if I did I would use Insulbrite.

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    I use the Warm and Natural and have wood tables, so far not a problem.

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    I have used both of those mentioned. The batting pieces were left over scraps. For mugrugs, I use the "mistake" embroidery blocks (ones I won't put into a whole quilt but still good enough) and attach to one block with stippling. Add a piece of backing and then binding.

    Glasses don't wobble on them.

    You can also piece the batting scraps to fit the mugrug as needed.

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    I use W&N too, in a mug rug, and if it is used as a hot pad, I put in a layer of insulbrite.

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    I've used Insulbrite and old towels and both work well.

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    Thanks for all the responses. I guess I'll go with the W&N. I have several mug rugs ready to go, in sets of 4, so I'll see how the first four feel and go from there.

    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I use the Warm and Natural and have wood tables, so far not a problem.
    This is pretty much the reassurance I was hoping for!

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    Not sure where you live but InsulBrite can be purchased at JoAnns and Hobby Lobby. Whos knows WalMart might even have it!
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    Our WalMarts frequently carry it. I haven't needed any for sometime, I gave my last supply to one of my sewing groups for our small ironing boards project.
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    Since I have always thought of mug rugs as coasters or small placemats I have always used warm and natural or similar batting.

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    Towel and well worn sweat pants are good fillers for hot pad and mug rugs

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