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Need help with potholder

Old 03-04-2009, 09:21 PM
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Hi ladies,

I want to make a potholder for a friend but I'm wondering what to stuff it with? I checked online and the patterns I saw called for quilt batting. The only fabric store in town closed. I only have some fiberfil. I'd like to send this out this weekend and have no way of getting to the store. Think I can use the fiberfil? Anybody have any other suggestions? I was thinking of buying a cheap one at the dollar store and quilting over it, LOL!

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Old 03-04-2009, 09:42 PM
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I think the fiberfill will be too thin.
I think getting a $1 one and going over it would work....why not try?
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:34 AM
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Save your old ironing board cover to use inside pot holders. The padded part.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:52 AM
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You can use layers of flannel or old towels...cotton batting works....good luck :D
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:57 AM
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Terry cloth towels work well. I don't think fiberfil would be good to use though, it's polyester and will burn through.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:36 PM
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Wow, thanks for all the great ideas!

When I finish it I'll post a picutre:)
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:52 PM
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I just bought a new book called, "101 fun to quilt Potholders." It says to use three layers of cotton batting. You can also use the insul-bright, if you like. I don't think fiberfill is a good idea to use at all. Good luck with your potholders!! :D :D :D :D
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:59 AM
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I haven't made pot holders but some people say the they use insul-bright in the to help with heat so you don't burn your hands if you are going to use them. Old ironing board pads may be a great idea.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:47 AM
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Thanks for the tips girls. My problem is that there is no fabric store in town. I have no car so can't get to Walmart (don't even know where the closest one is, i went with somebody a few years ago and it was about 2 hrs away) I can buy some in NYC but I won't go just for one thing and I know my girls will want to go next weekend when they are home from College so I am saving to spend then, LOL!
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:26 AM
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I also knit potholders with wool yarn.
I imagine that a piece of an old wool blanket would work perfectly....
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