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    neck and shoulder pad

    Made this at my quilt class last Thursday. The bigger part drapes over your neck and shoulders and the smaller two parts go in front laying on your chest. You heat it up in the microwave and it serves as a heating pad. Here is my problem...it if filled with almost 6lbs of white rice, well I have a real problem with that. Using food in it. I would appreciate any suggestions from you as to what else I could use in that would be safe in the microwave instead of using a food item. I could have fed my grandkids with that much rice over a period of 2 weeks. Help!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EVERquilt View Post
    Made this at my quilt class last Thursday. The bigger part drapes over your neck and shoulders and the smaller two parts go in front laying on your chest. You heat it up in the microwave and it serves as a heating pad. Here is my problem...it if filled with almost 6lbs of white rice, well I have a real problem with that. Using food in it. I would appreciate any suggestions from you as to what else I could use in that would be safe in the microwave instead of using a food item. I could have fed my grandkids with that much rice over a period of 2 weeks. Help!!
    My friend uses corn kernels, the kind farmers grow for pig food.

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    I have used rice in hand warmers, and it works wonders! Rice is relatively inexpensive, so just go ahead and use it!

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    Rice warming pads will sometimes cause infestation of pantry moths which are hard to get rid of. I got those an it took months to rid my house if them. You can use deer/squirrel corn ($5 at Walmart or order cherry pits for crafting online. The pits are clean, work really well and you can add fragrant oils such as lavender.

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    I've heard of using deer corn! These pads are wonderful!!
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    I have never heard of a non-food item used in one of these. The other alternatives are going to be a food items: corn, buckwheat hulls etc.
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    I have used flax seed and deer corn with good success. Hope you find something that works for you!
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    What about plain old sand? Would that get too heavy?

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    Probably a really ignorant question, but - The corn won't pop in the microwave?

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    The corn doesn't pop, but it does get a toasted smell which I don't like. My favorite was scented buckwheat hulls, but the dog helped herself to that one. I don't see how any varmints could live in a bag that's heated often.

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    I was at a craft show that was selling different sizes of these warming pads and I asked what he filled them with and it was crushed wheat I bought some at a bulk food store and made some warming pads . The wheat seemed to hold the heat longer (maybe my imagination)
    larue bonnoni

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    Rice is probably the one of the least expensive alternatives.

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    I wonder what product would be lighter as I have a problem with weight

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    how much rice did it call for? stuffed tightly or just enough? I have one with rice (purchased) and love it. however i did think of making one that came down the front a bit longer.

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    Put ALL rice in the freezer for a minimum of 3 days immediately when bringing it home from the store.
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    The rice bags work great. Never had a problem with mine. I have had for several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinkerQuilts View Post
    Probably a really ignorant question, but - The corn won't pop in the microwave?
    that's the same thing I thought.
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    thank you all for your input. I may try the crushed wheat.
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    My niece makes these and uses barley in hers. She has had great success with hers. I am going to make one shortly.

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    I've made these using rice, lavender buds (bought in bulk), a bit of cedar shavings and find that this mixture keeps away bugs as well as leaving a lovely scent. I even make tiny bags of this mixture without the rice to stick in among my fabrics. You can also add cloves and/or eucalyptus.

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    I have one that I bought the 'MagicBag' and there is only just over 2 lbs of rice in it. I would think that 6 lbs would be awfully heavy on your shoulders and neck. www.magicbag.com

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    I've used lavender also in the rice bags I made. A little lavender goes a looooong way.

    Shari

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    this is frustrating. i just saw the one she made somewhere and thought i either saved a link to it or printed it out. i was going to look and see how much rice it called for. maybe i'll find it later.

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    well it calls for 11 cups of rice and 2 of lavendar. http://www.craftyendeavor.com/2012/0...with-lavender/

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    Once you microwave the corn or rice no bugs will get in there. i have made several of these corn or rice bags and i go to the feed store and ask for field corn. It is whole corn that they feed to animals. I don't know of another product to use but these two.
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