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Old 01-03-2013, 05:44 PM
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Hi everyone,

I am making some hot pads for wedding gifts, and I have some ironing board fabric (the silver stuff that isn't necessarily fabric). If I were to use this, would I layer it between my two layers of batting and which way would the silver go? I usually use 3 layers of cotton batting or two layers with a piece of flannel in between. I cook with a lot of cast iron, and I like thick hot pads. I am also making some for myself, because I am replacing mine. Also, have any of you used the insul bright and if so, would you still add some cotton batting?

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:06 PM
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I use insulbright. I add a layer of batting on each side of the insulbright. This has worked really well for me.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:12 PM
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I like them nice and thick also; insulbright plus a couple of layers of cotton batting. I have also used the silver ironing board cover fabric on one side of the potholder and more decorative fabric on the other.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:39 PM
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I used the silver material on the outside bottom and didn't like the way it held up after washing. I now use outer fabric, denim. insulbrite, batting, another piece of denim, and then the other layer of outer fabric. I often get the denim from the legs of old jeans.
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I used insulbrite and two layers of batting for holiday potholders. They turned out quite well
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yep! insulbrite is the way to go! that in the middle and batting on both sides.
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