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    Please tell me what materials you prefer, batting/insulated fabric, and where you buy it. One of my old books says to buy an ironing board cover & cut it up!! Thanks once again.

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    hi dotty, i just made a bunch using 1 layer of otton and one layer of insulabrite

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    did you try the ones on yuou tube made with the 4 10" sqs, nice and thick

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    I use Insulbrite from Joann's. It's very cheap and also a layer of cotton batting.

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    Are you talking about the one that is made like the criss cross coasters? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sipzCAflJQ8

    I am thinking of trying those - but quilting them afterwards :)

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    Have you all seen the potholder swap? Now I'm hooked!

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    You can buy the teflon fabric (shiny silver like ironing board covers) on the bolt at JoAnn's. I use regular cotton batting and the teflon fabric.

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    I use isulbrite + cotton batting, or sometimes just several layers of denim (that's the way my mom did them, and wow, talk about indestructible).

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    I absolutely can not stand that silver fabric. I also like a softer potholder. I use two layers of Quilter's Dream request weight batting.

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    Great question, I have bookmark this so I can come back and write down what I will need to make pot holder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I absolutely can not stand that silver fabric. I also like a softer potholder. I use two layers of Quilter's Dream request weight batting.

    I hate the silver as well. I love the insulbrite. You can often pick it up at a good price online. It works very well and is easy to sew with. I use it in my cassarole carriers too

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired2pa
    I use Insulbrite from Joann's. It's very cheap and also a layer of cotton batting.
    So my question is...do I need special batting? I was wanting to make some with my scraps, but was unsure if they required something special in them (non burning).

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    insul-brite and cotton batting.

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    I have used heavy duty aluminium foil between cotton batting. Washes fine.

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    So is it shiny side up or down with the insulbrite. Also, batting on top or bottom?

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    I've made a few, the last ones I used the insulbrite, but I've also used a cotton terrycloth towels plus the cotton batting.

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    I use woollen blanket offcuts from a local factory outlet. Works well I'm lucky in that I live in a country with lots of sheep :-)

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    Jo Ann's did have the fabric similar to ironing board fabric...gray material. I used this in potholders. Some use old ironing board fabric.

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    I am thinking of trying some of the new Warm Tater batting with insulbrite. It's all cotton and it's thicker than Warm and Natural.

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    Just a question can you use warm and natural batting alone. And if not is there a reason or is it just that the insulbright works better?

    I dont have any and I was thinking of making some pot holders but all I have is regular batting and I cant get to a store anytime soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm
    Please tell me what materials you prefer, batting/insulated fabric, and where you buy it. One of my old books says to buy an ironing board cover & cut it up!! Thanks once again.
    You can buy the fabric that the ironing board cover is made of. My local fabric store, not a LQS, has it. It is online, Hancock fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    Are you talking about the one that is made like the criss cross coasters? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sipzCAflJQ8

    I am thinking of trying those - but quilting them afterwards :)
    I watched this tute and liked it, but I don't understand why she leaves two of the sections open, almost like pockets, when she finishes. Wouldn't you want to stitch them closed? Maybe with cross quilting or something? Or did I miss something?
    ;-)

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    If you want to use your batting scraps don't use polyester batting all cotton would be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    Are you talking about the one that is made like the criss cross coasters? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sipzCAflJQ8

    I am thinking of trying those - but quilting them afterwards :)
    What a cute idea. I make coasters that way but I never thought of potholders made that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie
    hi dotty, i just made a bunch using 1 layer of otton and one layer of insulabrite
    I use 2 layers of cotton batting and 1 layer of insulbrite (I get mine through Connecting Threads) in my pot holders and my ironing boards.

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