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Thread: Microwave Potato Bag

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    This is in regard to the person that had a fire in her microwave. The Warm Company has a new batting that is called "Warm Tater" batting. I have not found it yet but may ask at a local quilting store. I have used 100 percent cotton batting for potato bags and have had no problem.

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    I am new to this site. So far, I have it very informative. Everyone is so helpful.

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    I haven't had any problems either. I do wonder sometimes what causes these things to happen. I was in a store one day and a lady was buying the cheapest fabric she could for these bags, and I wondered if that was wise.

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    My LQS just got the new tater batting in & I just finished 4 tater bags. Before I only used 100% cotton & had no problem. This new stuff is great, thicker. Love it. It was $2.95 yd.

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    I still don't understand why you use a potato bag. Do they cook better or stay warm longer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I still don't understand why you use a potato bag. Do they cook better or stay warm longer?
    The Potato Baking Bag is designed to retain just the right amount of moisture when you microwave. You don't have to prick it with a fork or cut of the ends, so it keeps its moisture.

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    just remember you don't microwave the potatoes as long as in the oven. Our group had one returned, the daughter said I believe she microwaved it for as long as in the oven.
    We use warm and natural and insulbrite. Cool about the new batting for them, I'll look for it.
    simple quilter

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    Microwave potatoe bag!! What a great idea. Is there a tutorial around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Thanks a bunch!!

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    Your welcome!

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    I have seen the the new tater batting advertised, glad to hear some info on it. Would you wash this and fabric before sewing or do you make them first, then wash before using? Thought these would be good to make up for little gifts.

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    Donna Mae, do not use warn & natural. It has been known to catch on fire. I was in a quilt shop & owner told me one of her customers bag caught on fire. She called W/N & they told her not to use it in the micro. It isn't 100% cotton. If you look at it closely you can see little needle imprints. They add something else to it to hold it together. I have tried their new Tater Batting & it is great. It is thicker than the reg. W/N. What ever you use must be 100% cotton.

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    Cybraian, You was & dry after you have made your bag. You do not have to prewash.

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    Remember: not all microwaves have the same wattage. That is why some pop popcorn for a shorter period than others, etc.

    To be safe, use the W & N Tater batting.

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