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Thread: microwave potato bag experiment

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    According to the directions on the tater batting you can use serger to sew bag together. Since my serger thread is all polyester I took piece of tater batting and serged edges then put in microwave. IMMEDIATELY caught fire. What a nasty smell!

    So, even though the directions don't say use cotton thread I know because all of you here on the board have emphasized it and will be making my bags with 100% cotton thread on my sewing machine instead of the serger.

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    I check all my fabrics first. It is a good idea to be sure everything is cotton for projects used in the microwave. Thanks for the info on thread.

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    before you toss that thread...test it with just fabric and batting...

    sometimes if the fabric is NOT washed first, the chemicals on the fabric are what catch fire!

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    I had the same thing, my thread caught my bag on fire! Good of you to do a test and share these results.

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    Thanks for this info! I was going to make some for my sisters for Christmas presents!

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    I was told to prewash the fabric has to be 100% cotton, 100% cotton thread and the special batting

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    Where do you find the special batting? I've looked on line, Hobby Lobby and Joanne's. Closest I've found is Warm'n Natural with no glue or resin and doesn't say that it has scrim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMR
    Where do you find the special batting? I've looked on line, Hobby Lobby and Joanne's. Closest I've found is Warm'n Natural with no glue or resin and doesn't say that it has scrim.
    You should be looking for warm tater batting and I believe Connecting Threads carries it and probably a lot of other places.

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    I even went to warm'n Natural web site and couldn't find it Will give connectig threads a look
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMR
    Where do you find the special batting? I've looked on line, Hobby Lobby and Joanne's. Closest I've found is Warm'n Natural with no glue or resin and doesn't say that it has scrim.
    You should be looking for warm tater batting and I believe Connecting Threads carries it and probably a lot of other places.

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    I purchased the warm and tater batting from Jo-ann's. It is packaged in bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    before you toss that thread...test it with just fabric and batting...

    sometimes if the fabric is NOT washed first, the chemicals on the fabric are what catch fire!
    hmmmm, interesting. never thought of that.

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    I didn't have any fabric for the experiment just the batting! I wanted to see if the batting and thread combination were flammable. First step could have been to check just the batting but I suspected it was okay and was really testing the THREAD.

    I found it interesting the package it comes in doesn't say anything about the thread used and it says you DON'T have to prewash fabric...seems would be best to do that though.

    It's called TATER BATTING and I looked on website and it's carried by JoAnn's. In packaged batting area and they had the directions to make it on cards by the batting. I knew what to look for or it wouldn't have just stuck out at me. Right now it's buy one get one free so I bought what they had at our store here in Tucson which was 8 packages and they did NOT have more on order.

    I'm hoping with the 100% cotton thread I bought (50% off at Jo-Ann's now) it will be okay. Going to do another experiment with that thread before mass producing for craft fair.

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    Has anyone found it at Hobby Lobby ???

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    My joanne's does not carry it. I looked and asked.

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    Okay, I'm going to ask a stupid question. I've been catching snippits on this forum for some time about Tater Bags. But what I want to know is WHY would you want to microwave a potato if a fabric bag? Is there some advantage that I'm missing?

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    Because if you are making just one baked potato it is so much quicker and energy efficient. 5-10 minutes of microwaving (you have to stop and start a few times), rather than preheating the oven, cooking for a few hours...


    It keeps the moisture in them much better than microwaving without a bag. Ours was a gift, and we were skeptical, but it is awesome.

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    It's called Warm Tater and is manufactured by the Warm Company, who also makes Warm n Natural, Warm Bond and many other linings/battings.

    We sell it by the yard: http://www.quilt-kits-online.com/pro...hp?prod=WTATER

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