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Thread: INSULBRIGHT ??

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    Ok, I got the roll of insul-bright from fabric.com because at the time with shipping figured in it was cheaper than the rest of the places online. I just checked and I was incorrect it is 45" wide (must have looked wider on the roll). It was $4.25/yd. But I see it is out of stock until 1/5/10. Joann has it on sale on-line at least, for $4.54 for a 1yd package if you don't need a longer continuous length for a runner and if you google for a coupon, there is a coupon for free shipping for orders over $25 and/or a coupon for 10% total order (not sure if works for sale items), but I think the coupons expire today or tomorrow. Also the Ben Franklin site lists a 1 yard package for $4.93, but don't know if they have it in-store. Gosh, there weren't all these options when I got mine, but I still got a good deal. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenBarnes
    The canned air intended for computers is near my sewing machines. It helps keep all the lint and such out of my way!
    Be careful using canned air in computerized sewing machines as it could mess things up.

    I get Insulbrite at JoAnn's. I don't have a big sewing room and it's kind of bulky, so I only buy 1-2 yards at a time. I always use a coupon for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenBarnes
    The canned air intended for computers is near my sewing machines. It helps keep all the lint and such out of my way!
    Canned air is not recommended for ANY sewing machines, computerized or not. It drives the lint deep into areas you cannot clean and packs it tightly.

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    How interesting. My Bernina dealer recommended it....however they did tell us to aim from the rear of the machine, through where the throat plate goes, and spray out. Probably for just that reason.

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    ALWAYS use a mini vacuum cleaner to clean machine. Never canned air! I keep mine on shelf just below notion drawer in sewing table. Always handy, and i'm more apt to use because it is in sight.
    Bought my mini through Nancy's notions. Don't know how i ever lived without it.

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    I just made 50 Ohio State "o"'s as candle matts for my daughters wedding reception and used insulbright so the heat of the candles would not melt the plastic tablecloths. I loved it and so did everyone else because after all the effort, I did not even get one to keep. Yes, it has a right and wrong side. The shiny side needs to go where the heat will be---if your pot holders are not protecting your hands, then you probably have the shiny silver side to the part that your hand touches.
    We tested the candle holders with the matts I made and without on the plastic tablecloths and they really made a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fktsewing
    I just made 50 Ohio State "o"'s as candle matts for my daughters wedding reception and used insulbright so the heat of the candles would not melt the plastic tablecloths. I loved it and so did everyone else because after all the effort, I did not even get one to keep. Yes, it has a right and wrong side. The shiny side needs to go where the heat will be---if your pot holders are not protecting your hands, then you probably have the shiny silver side to the part that your hand touches.
    We tested the candle holders with the matts I made and without on the plastic tablecloths and they really made a difference.
    That's great info, thanks!

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    I use insulbrite and warm and natural for my potholders. I make them just like a quilt, but only 9" square. I've given them as gifts, they seem to love them. I have made some for myself and wouldn't use anything else.
    I'd say don' take something hot out of the oven and walk to blocks with it, I imagine it will get pretty hot!!

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    I could swear it says on the package it has no right or wrong side. I'll have check that out when I buy some more. My package is thrown away, as I only have little of it left.

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    I've heard not to use canned air either. It sends the lint and whatever back into the machine. I also use my small vacuum attachments.

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    wow, thanks for all of the comments on this thread

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    When I was in Junior school (many moons ago) we made an oven cloth and our teacher got us to use an old matted up knitted jumper (100% wool) for the fill, we used cotton fabric one side and plain sacking/hessian on the other. To this day I use the same method to make my oven cloths and it works well, easy to sew through and cheap. Wool does not burn like cotton does and if thick enough, keeps the heat out.
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    Yes, I have. What size needle are you using? It could cause you to have more build up if you're using too large a needle. I haven't experiences this, I made a total of 42 hot pads, using daystyledesigns free motion flowers and then filling in the flowers background with pebbling, and didn't have that problem.

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    I use old towels for pot holders, I usually use a double thickness and they work great.

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    I know this is an old thread but the info here is great. Since this was 4 years ago is there anything else out there that works as good or is better then insulbrite? Any other tip that might be helpful? I'm wanting to make insulated covers for cold items. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76 View Post
    I have used it for several table runners and a hot pot holder and love it. I did notice one or two silver flecks but they cleaned out nicely. I don't think the silver flecks should be any more problematic than other lint, fabric fibers or thread pieces. It really isn't like aluminum foil in texture or anything abrasive. IMHO. But you really need to use your own judgement about what your are comfortable doing. Myself, I just bought a whole roll online for a good price. Probably enough for the rest of my natural years.

    I've used it and consider it's "lint" to be just like other lint.
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