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Thread: insulbrite

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    Walmart is getting rid of the fabric again. So I got some insulbrite for $1.74 a yard. I have never used insulbrite or the teflon stuff. I know I have asked in other threads of what to use for the potholders. Now I don't think that I have asked this question, but is the teflon stuff better than the insulbrite? Is it thicker than the insulbrite. So far i have only bought just a little of this. As of the other day before I got this I was going to buy the teflon.

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    Wow, that is a great price. I will have to look for that next time I'm at Wal-Mart. Teflon would be much thinner. You would still need batting. The last potholders I made, I used batting in addition to the insulbrite. I guess I like the look of fabric instead of teflon for potholders.

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    Yes I know that I would still need to use the batting with it.

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    sure, our store has it for the reg. price. I bought a yard to make potholders and casserole covers for an upcoming shower. I needed it anyway. :)

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    Another stupid question, when using isulbrite will you be able to use both sides of the potholder if I use only one piece of insulbrite? Like I said before I haven't made potholders before and I want to be able to use either side of the potholder when I pick up my hot dish. I am sorry that I just can't make something so simple without asking alot of stupid questions.

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    Hey, don't be so hard on yourself. Those are very good questions and as a newbie I appreciate every question asked and see it as a learning opportunity.

    btw, in the one potholder I completed I only put the Insulbrite on one side. However, I did add another layer of batting. It's thick, and big I went with 8" x 10", but I don't get burned and it also works great as a trivet.

    Take Care, Maribeth

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    Thank you so much for all of this valuable information. I have been thinking of making some pot holder's & hot pads for this coming Christmas gifts. I will check out Walmart to see if they have it on sale too.

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    i turned my whole kitchen table into an ironing board using 1 old tablecloth, 1 layer of batting, 1 layer of insulbrite, and 1 fitted twin size sheet on top. it all rolls back up inside the sheet when it's time to put it away. so much easier now to iron fabs and to press tops. :-)

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    Great idea Patrice....now where to I get this insulbrite from????? :D

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    Izy, Walmart has insulbrite. Do you have a walmart in Spain?

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    Oh How I Wish :( Sadly we don't have any where remotely like one by the sounds of it :( :(

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    Hi Izzy ~ I bought some Insulbrite online recently through Connecting Threads. Nita

    www.connectingthreads.com

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    JHittle has on special for less than $5 per yard:

    http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...page_1_4x.html

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    Thats a great idea Patrice!

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    Quilterj, what a great price on Insulbrite. I bought some at Joann's for potholders and mats, and it seems it was like $5 a yd., its been awhile so not sure.
    I use one layer of Insulbrite and a layer of batting works great.


    Patrice: great idea for ironing mat :lol: :lol:

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    Ok I have another question about the insulbrite. I have been using the poly batting before now, and used basting spray. The question I have now is can you use basting spray on the insulbrite and will the insulbrite still do what it is suppose to after spraying it?

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    I thought I wrote this question somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. Does spray basting on insulbrite afect it any?

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    quilterj, You could make one with just one piece of insubrite and test it out to see if you think it would be OK or if it needed another piece. You could even test it out without sewing it first, then sew it if it is enough, or add more then sew.

    I haven't used Insulbrite before, but that's just because I've never found any, yet.

    Your questions are not stupid. Ask all the questions you want. There are tons of quilters/sewers on here that will be more than happy to help you out. AND...In most cases more than one person learns from one person's question.

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    I never have seen insulbrite at our walmart. I always have to wait until I take a 60 mile trip to Joanns. I can order it though.
    Our joanns which is 35 miles from me is moving south, so it will be about 45 miles away. I feel I can't win for loosing!!

    I use insulbrite and a piece of warm and natural.

    I love my potholders!!

    simple quilter

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    the 60 mile away joanns is a brand new one, once in awhile I go there!!

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    I personally prefer insulbrite. Everytime I've made potholders and especially oven mitts I use batting with it also.

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    wow, two good ideas, patrice. our joanns is always sold out of insulbrite. When I want to iron fabs, I don't like them hanging off ironing board, although someone did suggest putting a sheet on the floor. Now I just need to jack up all the tables in this house for my poor back! :shock:

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    I found this on the quilting forum and thought you might be interested:
    I second CMC's description of the layering process:
    1) quilter's cotton (Perhaps use a print to represent the "hand" side.)
    2) one layer of regular batting
    3) one layer of Insul-Bright, with the shiny side facing toward the "hot" side
    4) quilter's cotton (Perhaps use a solid to represent the "hot" side.)

    You don't want an extra layer of batting between the hot stuff and the Insul-Bright. You want the Insul-Bright to be able to reflect the heat back from where it came. Putting a layer of batting between the Insul-Bright and the heat would trap the heat inside the layers of the pot holder, so it would gradually build up heat. So that is why I recommend that you create a no-brainer way for people to know which side is for their hand. Perhaps a busy print on one side, and a solid color on the other might work.

    Since the item is to be used around heat and flame, I'd avoid anything with synthetic fibers, which would melt and flare. 100% cotton will smolder for a long time, unless it is directly in the flame. Be sure that you use batting that says "100% cotton" right on the package. Warm & Natural is actually 12.5% polypropylene. That's the scrim that makes it possible to place quilting lines up to 10" apart.

    Oh, and I think it is a good idea to tell the recipient to never put the item into the microwave. Sparks would fly!

    I also read on the warm and company website that insulbrite is heat resistant not heat proof and never use it in the microwave.

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    I don't remember who posted it, but there was a thread on here a long time ago. The lady said she used squares from old sweaters that she felted (shrunk in the dryer, I think) in her pot holders. I don't know if she said she used one layer or two.....

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    here is a cute pattern to use your insolbrite

    http://tipnut.com/dollhouse-potholders

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