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    Ok, thinking about what I want to finish off for this craft fair coming up and then making some other little quick things that would sell fast.....how much is Insul-Bright?
    I see Joanns has it for $6.99/yd.
    Kinda pricey for me to buy it and then pay the shipping.
    I cannot buy it here, I looked last year.

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    Terri, Nancy's Notions has it for $3.99 yd. today.

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    Does anybody know if this comes in different widths and weights? I saw some at Wal-Mart for $6.97 per yard (one of our Wal-Mart stores still has a fabric department) and it did not seem as heavy or compact as what I bought at my LQS.

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    jhittle sewing has it on sale. I get their newsletters with the sales. Lots of goodies each week!!!

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    This site might have some information that would be helpful to you

    According to this site, it's available in 22" and 45" inch widths by the yard.

    http://www.warmcompany.com/ibpage.html


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    One tip: I have made many potholders using insul brite and I have found if you don't sandwich it between cotton batting it doesn't stop the heat from a hot pot in your hand. The potholders I sandwiched, I can safely lift a hot dish from the oven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    One tip: I have made many potholders using insul brite and I have found if you don't sandwich it between cotton batting it doesn't stop the heat from a hot pot in your hand. The potholders I sandwiched, I can safely lift a hot dish from the oven.
    Bellaboo, do you put cotton batting on both sides of the insulbrite?

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    I'm always looking for new ideas of things to make for our church bazaar, and my parish nurse gave me a really cute idea recently. It's a baby placement. I didn't think much about it until I actually saw her granddaughters that she brought me to make a pattern of it. It's the placement with a bib, spoon and washcloth all there. I'll attach some pictures.
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    Oops. Sorry for the duplicate. This is the boy's.
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    I did and it's the best flat potholder but for flexible pot holders, like a mitt, it's too stiff with two layers of batting and the insulbrite.

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    The manufacturer states that at least one layer of cotton batting should be used with it when the purpose is for pot holders or oven mitts.

    Shiny side of the insul bright should face the hot/cold source.

    NOT to be used in a microwave oven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    One tip: I have made many potholders using insul brite and I have found if you don't sandwich it between cotton batting it doesn't stop the heat from a hot pot in your hand. The potholders I sandwiched, I can safely lift a hot dish from the oven.
    a class in potholders taught me: 2 layers of insul-bright - shiny sides out will definitely keep the heat off ur hands.

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    So -

    For potholders (that are to be used, not just to be pretty)

    One layer of insul-bright plus one layer of Warm and Natural Batting

    or

    One layer of Insul-bright with two layers of Warm and Natural Batting
    (would the insul-bright go between the warm and natural layers?)

    or

    Two layers of Insul-bright?

    I want to avoid burning myself when handling hot things, but I want the holder to be flexible, also.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    One tip: I have made many potholders using insul brite and I have found if you don't sandwich it between cotton batting it doesn't stop the heat from a hot pot in your hand. The potholders I sandwiched, I can safely lift a hot dish from the oven.
    a class in potholders taught me: 2 layers of insul-bright - shiny sides out will definitely keep the heat off ur hands.
    Have you tried this and know it works?

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    Thanks all!
    I usually just put 2 layers of batting in and call it good.

    I LOVE the baby placemat idea, but I need something quick to make, something that I really don't have to go out and buy anything else to go with it and with that, I'd have to buy the spoon and ribbon.
    But, it'd be a great gift for a baby shower!! :)

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    do you think a layer of insul bright between 2 batting is too thick? I need to experiment now. jeeesh.

    simple question terri and now I need to play to satisfy my curiosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    do you think a layer of insul bright between 2 batting is too thick? I need to experiment now. jeeesh.

    simple question terri and now I need to play to satisfy my curiosity.
    me, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    One tip: I have made many potholders using insul brite and I have found if you don't sandwich it between cotton batting it doesn't stop the heat from a hot pot in your hand. The potholders I sandwiched, I can safely lift a hot dish from the oven.
    So how should the "sandwich" look like?

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    I think it comes in two widths - 22 inch and 45 inches -


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Babe
    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    One tip: I have made many potholders using insul brite and I have found if you don't sandwich it between cotton batting it doesn't stop the heat from a hot pot in your hand. The potholders I sandwiched, I can safely lift a hot dish from the oven.
    a class in potholders taught me: 2 layers of insul-bright - shiny sides out will definitely keep the heat off ur hands.
    Have you tried this and know it works?
    yes i have tried it and it definitely works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Terri, Walmart has it cheaper. It was 1.50 a yard and now has gone up to 1.88 a yard. Would you like me to send you some? I just made a set of place mats today with it and they lay so nice and flat. I don't think you have a walmart there do you?
    I'd appreciate it and would pay you back or maybe send you something nice?

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    Thanks Loretta.
    I'd only need maybe a couple yards......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Thanks all!
    I usually just put 2 layers of batting in and call it good.

    I LOVE the baby placemat idea, but I need something quick to make, something that I really don't have to go out and buy anything else to go with it and with that, I'd have to buy the spoon and ribbon.
    But, it'd be a great gift for a baby shower!! :)
    Thanks. They do take a little more time than I intended for our craft fair though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    One tip: I have made many potholders using insul brite and I have found if you don't sandwich it between cotton batting it doesn't stop the heat from a hot pot in your hand. The potholders I sandwiched, I can safely lift a hot dish from the oven.
    a class in potholders taught me: 2 layers of insul-bright - shiny sides out will definitely keep the heat off ur hands.
    I used 2 layers of insul bright-shiny sides out plus warm and natural cotton batting inside; works great!!!

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