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Old 12-02-2019, 08:21 PM
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I have seen a couple of types in Insulbrite and am wondering if you have experience with it. The one I usually get is thicker...more like a batting. The other is very bright silver on one side but it is very light weight. Iím wondering if I need to use more than one layer of the thinner stuff. I always use warm and natural with the insulbrite.
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I didn’t know there were two different kinds. I just made potholders with one layer each of IB and WnN together. They aren’t as protective from the heat as I would like. Not happy with them.

They are for my own kitchen and will be temporarily until I can get thicker ones (made or purchased).

You may want to try a sample first to see how it works for you.
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I did not know there was more than one kind. I've made a few things over the last 3-4 years with it and thought they turned out fine. If you are sure, then I would consider calling the manufacturer or looking at their website.
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I wasnít aware of two kinds either??? Let us know what you find out?

I do use it in potholders, but my potholders are pretty thick anyway - layers from bottom up are: jeans, insulbright, w&n, 3 layers of fabric.
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Originally Posted by Love2Craft View Post
I have seen a couple of types in Insulbrite and am wondering if you have experience with it. The one I usually get is thicker...more like a batting. The other is very bright silver on one side but it is very light weight. I’m wondering if I need to use more than one layer of the thinner stuff. I always use warm and natural with the insulbrite.

The thin one may be the product used for ironing board covers or ironing mats. Can you post pictures of the two different products?
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It looks like "Warm Company" has a product called Insul-Shine that has a water barrier so can be used for grocery bag or diaper bag. https://warmcompany.com/products/insulshine-198/products/insulshine-104
This is the one with a very shiny side.

Whereas, the original Insul-Bright would be for pot holders or mitts.
https://warmcompany.com/products/ins...insulbright-92

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Old 12-03-2019, 05:04 AM
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The thin one is generally used for ironing board covers. I made an ironing surface using a wooden TV tray, used 2 layers of wool batting, fabric and then made a removable cover from the ironing board fabric.
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I didn't realize there was more than on type. Learned something new!
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i have the kind with silver in it and my machine doesn't like it. or I don't . it leaves little silver "shavings" and that is not good. Still, i have some and may use it on items that require almost no sewing.
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They stopped selling the double thickness one at Joanns a couple months ago. Now they only sell the one that has one layer of batting and the protective layer. That is why you see the shiny bit (it used to be in the center). It does the same thing. I actually prefer it because it is a bit thinner. You can always add another layer of batting or a layer of flannel to beef it up, but the 'thinner' product still does the insulating as it should.
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