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making pot holders - is interfaced material ok?

Old 07-12-2014, 12:25 PM
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Default making pot holders - is interfaced material ok?

I am using up my left over fabrics by making pot holders, I will probably gift them at Christmas. I have some fabric that has the iron on interfacing on it. would that be ok to use on the pot holders? (maybe its silly to ask, but heat fused it to the fabric will the heat from the pans unfuze?) What do you guys think?
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:11 PM
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Use insulbright is best for heat resistance. Available at Joann's
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:06 AM
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I think the OP meant that some of the top,fabric she wants to use has interfacing fused on it already, right? The heat might make the interfacing "infuse some, some I would definitely recommend some quilting to hold things together. Even if there is some "infusing", it should be a problem.

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Old 07-13-2014, 04:20 AM
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I am sorry but interfacing is not enough insulation from the heat. I use Insulbright and a layer of warm and natural. There are MANY post so do an advance search, select post and the last 6 months and you can see how different quilters use various items to keep the heat off their hands.
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:33 AM
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I think that as long as you use the Insulbrite and some quilting to hold everything together, you would be Ok to use fabric that had interfacing fused on it in your potholder. Using it for a mocrowave bowl would be another story.
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:08 AM
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Most interfacing is polyester - which could melt at high temperatures - so i would be a little concerned. Why not cut a piece of the fabric with interfacing, heat your oven to say 475 degrees....then put the piece fabric side out on an old pot holder with a piece of scrap fabric between them and take hold of the oven rack 20-30 seconds....see if it seems OK. Also....i have occasionally steamed ironed on interfacing - holding my iron above it and doing a bursts of steam - and sometimes it will mostly come off.
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