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Thread: Can you use embroidery thread on Potatoe bags

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    Senior Member nangars's Avatar
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    Can you use embroidery thread on Potatoe bags

    I am making a few Microwave bags, I am embroidering the design on them, can I use the Rayon/Polylester thread or will that burn in a Miscrowave?
    Nancy. . . Alameda, Ca.

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    What I have read and understand is that anything that goes into the microwave must be 100% cotton.

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    I wouldn't use it because I wouldn't want to take a chance that it would burn. You could try a test piece in your microwave, if you dare.
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    Anything with poly will melt and then burn, so 100 percent cotton or 100 percent rayon ( 100 percent rayon can be a very weak fiber and difficult to sew with) .

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    The pattern I have used says several times that the thread and fabric have to be 100% cotton so that they won't melt or burn.
    Betsy in MA

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    DON'T MAKE THE BAGS AT ALL! Have heard several times that the microwave can set the bag on fire! Use the fabrics for something safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GABBYABBY View Post
    What I have read and understand is that anything that goes into the microwave must be 100% cotton.
    My understanding also - the only thing I want cooking is the potato ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwilter View Post
    DON'T MAKE THE BAGS AT ALL! Have heard several times that the microwave can set the bag on fire! Use the fabrics for something safer.

    From my personal experience over the years - and those of my friends - problems occur with potato bags is when:
    1 - your microwave's glass carousel is dirty (the food or oil residue ignites or burns and in turn sets the bag afire)
    2 - you did not use 100% cotton fabric, thread and batting
    3 - the batting you used was not specifically "cleared" for use in the microwave - in other words, there's scrim or other crud in the batting itself that has a lower combustion temp that "food" batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nangars View Post
    I am making a few Microwave bags, I am embroidering the design on them, can I use the Rayon/Polylester thread or will that burn in a Miscrowave?
    Hello, I was wondering what you had decided to do. Did you ever make it and what kind of thread did you use and did it catch on fire?

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    Ditto! You will have a melted mess!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by GABBYABBY View Post
    What I have read and understand is that anything that goes into the microwave must be 100% cotton.
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    Hi all,
    I have made a lot of potato bags and it works wonderful. I used every thing cotton. We use it all the time. They are great.

    Sunnydays

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    Use cotton only, some of the thread, I think rayon even tells you not to iron it. I wouldn't take a chance and make sure your batting is 100% cotton, no fillers.
    Judy

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