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    Microwave bowl holders....

    I have been making the bowl potholders and they are fabulous!!!! But I am wondering if anyone has found a better or quicker way to make these. I do a couple of craft sales and you know they are not money making situations but I have LOTS of fabric to use up. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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    What method are you using?

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    do you use the tater bag warm'n'natural or the regular warm'n'natural?

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    I had my first one burn yesterday. I was melting chocolate for one minute! I use them all the time- all cotton too!

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    Your thread needs to be 100% cotton, also.

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    I would like to make some for Christmas presents. The fabrics I like have gold in them -- looks like gold paint. Can that fabric be used in microwave?

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    Where can I get a pattern?

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    Sounds a great present never heard of it before. Love a pattern and more I fo please.

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    the tutorial is here on the Quilting Board:http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...s-t174139.html

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    I made a lot for Christmas gifts last year. My family has asked for more. So far none has burned using cotton flannel as batting, cotton thread and cotton fabric. Do not use batting that has scrim which will catch on fire. I bought the batting made for microwaves this year to be extra sure. I have several sets to make for friends. By the way layer cakes are perfect for these. You can get 20 - 22 from one package.
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    Irene, do NOT use a metallic on fabric going into the microwave. Really risky. I've made several too, and love to use them. Did not know there's a special batting for it, as I was just using regular all cotton. Sold a few, but am afraid of being held responsible if someone has a burn or something, even if they do it wrong.
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    I drafted this pattern and made mine with warm and natural inside...I have put them in the microwave a few times and no problem,but microwaves vary,,,I usually just slide the hot bowl out into them and use it ,,and they are good for ice cream too,,

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    I have given some as gifts...and they really work...

    Riversong, Don't use the regular Warm and Natural...the scrim on the cotton batting can be a problem...you don't need the problems, friend. You must use the WarmTater by warm and natural.
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    I've been making these for my craft shows as well, and they are such a breeze to make! I cut everyone out in one sitting and sew them up in another. I was told to use the tater batting so that's what I use. I made some for myself and haven't caught anything on fire yet

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