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    ? on Mug Rug battings

    Just wondering what you all use for the batting in your mug rugs. Does one layer of Insulbrite work for a batting or do you use both batting and insulbrite or just batting. Thank you for any advice you can offer. I have done both ways and not sure which is better. Appreciate your input.
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    I just use regular batting. Your coffee must be really hot!
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    I use scrap pieces of regular batting. Sometimes I fuse two pieces together with fusible tape to make the right size.

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    I just use regular batting also. Great way to use up batting scraps!

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    Kitsie, Rhonda K and Anniedeb, Wonderful, thank you so much. As a senior I am able to sell items in our little shop and wanted to be sure I was making them marketable.
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    Your only need Insulbrite if you're making pot holders or trivets. Regular batting works for mug rugs.
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    Thanks tesspug. Will be making more now that I have the expert advice from you ladies.
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    Yup, I agree with all of the above. Have fun!

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    Batting works, but I use Bosall as it doesn’t shrink or create and uneven surface that some battings do.
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    I use scraps of Warm and Natural. I save my insulbrite for hot pads and potholders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Batting works, but I use Bosall as it doesn’t shrink or create and uneven surface that some battings do.
    What is Bosall? I searched and can't find any information about it.

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    I use a batting with some natural fibers so it will absorb the occaisional drips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjkgquilt View Post
    What is Bosall? I searched and can't find any information about it.
    Joanns sells it but I bought mug rug sizes on line @Walmart. You can also get placemats in a couple of sizes. Bosal Craft-Tex is 100% polyester machine washable and drycleanable. It's a double sided fusible interfacing. Try Amazon etc.
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    I use a fleece, one or two layers depending on how thick it is. I like that it is flat and not puffy like batting.

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    I use regular batting that is left when square up larger quilts.

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    Have any of you used rubberized sheeting as a batting for mug rugs? I'm not sure how thick it is. I received the cutest mug rug for Christmas and love that it is not thick but I don't think it is made with rubberized sheeting.

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    Thank you for this piece of advice. I always have pieces of fleece left over from little fleece blankets I make for donation to a local hospital. Great idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by cactusmomma View Post
    I use a fleece, one or two layers depending on how thick it is. I like that it is flat and not puffy like batting.
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