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    Insulbrite and quilting

    I am making a hot iron tote for my clover mini iron fro classes and was going to use insulbrite for the batting it is maybe about a 15x5 inch piece and was wondering about the distance for quilting on the insulbrite as I can't find anything on their website, only for the quilting on W&N or W&W.

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    This is a insulator?? Can it be used in potholders??

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    Will be watching this , as I am also curious
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    I made some potholders last week and used insulbrite. I just quilted about 1.5 inches apart on one and about 2 inches on the other. We saw the iron tote at a show yesterday, it was cross hatched about 3 inches apart . It did have insulbrite because I remember remarking to my friend "What a good idea, I wouldn't have thought to use insulbrite. So I say go for whatever you want to do.

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    I just crosshatch quilted mine when I made it about 1.5 inches apart so it looked good. It just needs to be held down well and your project is not huge so the 1.5 makes it show up. I really enjoy using mine.

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    I am not sure what distance is the minimum, but maybe if you email the manufacturer they can tell you? I think it's farther apart than 2 inches, maybe 4" or more? The layers are bonded some how, so it may even be as much as 8-10 inches.Please post what the response is, we'd all like a definitive answer I'm sure!

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    Check under projects on emblibrary.com they use this for their potholders in the hoop
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    I made potholders with insul bright and I did some very close stiching with it and maximum was about 2" apart. I think you can do whatever you want. I don't think the packaging has any information about minimum/maximum quilting distance on it. Have fun.

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    no rules to using insulbrite, but keep it small as the project is an item that will get lots of use! I would 1.5" myself!

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    There is no minimum quilting distance for Insulbrite. We suggest you do quilt slowly though and start with a new, sharp needle, as it tends to be hard on needles and quilting quickly will tend to make them break. As Jacqui stated, let the project be your guide as to distance apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I am making a hot iron tote for my clover mini iron fro classes and was going to use insulbrite for the batting it is maybe about a 15x5 inch piece and was wondering about the distance for quilting on the insulbrite as I can't find anything on their website, only for the quilting on W&N or W&W.
    It would appear that you don't have to quilt it ... no quilting instructions given with their oven mitt pattern on the site
    http://www.warmcompany.com/ibpage.html



    Pat 625 ... if you go to the link above, you can see the recommended uses for Insul-Bright
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    Yes, it can be used for pot holders. I also use it on the table runner on the table where we eat. This way you can put hot dishes on the runner and it protects your table.
    Carmen E.

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    Just a quick comment on insulbrite - I bought it originally for some potholders that I was making, but then also used it for some Roman shades in my East bedroom/computer room to keep out the summer sun. Boy was that a blessing in that room. Then on a trip in our RV, we realized that we were getting a lot of hot hot sun thru our skylight over the shower, and I pinned a piece up to cover the skylight - what a great move that was in keeping out "tin can" cooler! That piece needs to be taken down and given a proper cover and maybe some velcro attachments - it is still pinned up out in the RV doing it's shade thing. Anyway I'm sold on it for a variety of reasons.
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    As a teacher using fusible, my iron stays hot to the last minute. I finally settled on therma-flec heat resistant fabric good to about 400 degrees.
    If you would like to try a piece please PM me!
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    I make a lot of pot holders and use insulbrite all the time. I also use it on the mini ironing boards we make. I just love it and haven't had a bit of problem with any of the quilting I have done on it. If you find out information, please pass it on. Thanks.

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    I've used it on pot holders, hot polates and oven mitts. 2" for me and jsut gridworki or channels, nothing fancy.

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    I just made a tote with the insulebright (to bring home my refrigerated food from the grocerie store) I also used the iron on vinal on the lining for ease in cleaning the inside of the bag and I quilted it in 6" strips. I also made a iron caddie/ironing mat and only quilted it on the fold lines. I used the silver ironing board fabric for the ironing surface.
    It's always sunny here in Fl unless it's raining,LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    This is a insulator?? Can it be used in potholders??
    Yes, it can. I have made many potholders and pads for the wood table with insulbright and it works wonderfully. I wouldn't quilt it TOO close as I would imagine if you smashed it all down with quilting, it might not be so heat resistant, but I'm just guessing about that.

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    I use a 1" cross hatch. Had not thought about a mini iron tote. Good idea.

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    I use Insulbrite for potholders and have for years. I usually quilt my fabric to very thin cotton batting , both back and front and then sandwich the Insulbrite in the center...bind and done. I have found that the thing that wears out first is the thread used in piecing, heat and all to blame. Using all cotton thread works best and lasts the longest, do not use synthetic thread as it will melt away before the pot holder wears out. Also if I use canvas or recycled denim for one side that side does not need to be quilted in any way so you can leave off the batting for that side. I usually use a flip and sew for the quilted side....so the order goes denim or canvas or quilted side, insulbrite, quilted side. My kids and I only use my pot holders and we all think they hold up well with no burned fingers. Also I make my hot pads bigger, say 8 or 9 inches square, that way they can be folded over if needed. We all use cast iron pot and pans and they can get hot but is always works well.
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    I used Insulbrite for potholders and they were not very protective. I was disappointed
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    I've never used insulbrite as it isn't available in our rural area. I've wanted too, and will when and if we get to a larger store to shope.

    This was real interesting to read about. More 'food for thought'. Thanks for the postings.

    Vickey S.

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    I used 2 squares from a bth towel and it worked just fine. Didn't have to buy anything special

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    I, too, used insulbrite for a refrigerated tote that I made and quilted on my LA...........I did a large meandering stitch. It works great !
    Jinnie

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