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Old 08-17-2011, 05:27 PM
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Oh goodness. The other day one of the nice ladies here gave us a tut on Microwave bowl mittens and I promptly made two as they were so easy and hubby is using the dickens out of them.

Now one of my GF just got back from Canada. We met to day for our doll meet and she brought us instructions and the kit to make Microwave potatoe bakers lol....here it is. It says to just put the potatoes in, one or two and bake 8 minutes....

Two 11x22 100% cotton rectangles
one 11x22 cotton batting
cotton thread.

place the two pieces of fabric on top of the batting, right sides together and sew all around, leaving open at the side, turn right side out. stitch opening closed.

Top stitch one end widthwise for the top. Turn top down 3 1/2 inches , right sides together , for the top flap.
Bring the bottom of the bag up, so that it comes 1 inch over the top flap.
Pin and sew the side seams. Turn and press.

If you want to quilt it, like I did. quilt one side with the batting in long rows and then follow the rest of the instruction.

Two pieces sewed and turned

top folded down 3.5

bottom folded up over the 3.5 cuff, extending one inch over the top

here you can see the 1 inch extended over the cuff on the other side

The sides sewed and turned, see the cuff and the extention on the back?

here is the cuff turned over the extention and ready to bake
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:31 PM
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yes, those are so nice
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the tut. I have wanted to make some, but was a bit leary due to some of the wattages(sp) of ovens setting the batting on fire. I still have not purchased any of the potatoe batting that they are now selling for this purpose. I would like to presume the batting that caught fire was 80/20 or had some poly in it. I don't know.

Will use your tut though when I get to it. Thanks.
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Thank you for sharing this with us :D:D:D
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:40 PM
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Yes you must use cotton batting...80/20 hobbs is ok too. It is only for the Microwave and it musn't touch the sides of the MW...it must be able to turn freely. ...It can catch fire if it can't turn and if it has poly in it, that's why it must be 100% cotton or the 80/20...
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how's the potatoes out of this bag ?
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:55 PM
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There is a 100% cotton batting sold at most LQS for this purpose. Do not use Warm and Natural/White as it is NOT all cotton. The same should be true for bowl mittens. You must also use cotton thread. The potato bag also makes awesome corn on the cob. You roll each ear in a damp paper towel. My m/w is 1050 watts and I do 2 ears for 5 min. on high.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:59 PM
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Be VERY careful.....I made these following instructions exactly and gave a friend one... hers caught on fire.... just wanted to warn you ...she timed 1 potatoe for 4 min. Also another friend make some and hers caught on fire and ruined her mircowave...we used ALL cotton,,even thread,,,used the special batting made foe potatoe bags .....
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Thank you so much for sharing will be handy as I live alone...much easier for me.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:50 PM
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They are great. DO NOT PRICK or CUT. All the moisture that usually is on the bottom of your microwave is still in your potato. Also great for Sweet Potato, corn on cob, Tortilla warmer. SOOO many ideas.
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