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    Old 02-09-2008, 05:30 PM
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    So I've seen various topics on 'search', but was wondering what the best materials for quilting would be for making pot-holders, inside and out? Don't want to get burned as it were...

    Any suggestions?
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    Old 02-09-2008, 05:46 PM
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    Warm and Bright reflects heat. Wool is a great insulator too. Poly is ok when thick and dry. Old towels are free. Any natural cotton or wool would work for fabrics. Avoid anything like polyester that would melt.
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    Old 02-09-2008, 06:05 PM
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    I've been using the thicker baby blankets for batting in potholders (Alica's old ones, and Goodwill finds). They are like really thick flannel. They are 100% cotton (have to check labels though not all of them are) and flame retardent, since they are intended for children they pretty much have to be (as per gov't guidelines, if they are to be believed). They are a nice thickness, not too thick..not too thin, and you can get a ton of pot holders out of a crib size cover.
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    Old 02-10-2008, 06:01 AM
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    I used the warm and natural pieces I had, and 100 cotton fabric. I sewed them inside out then turned.......and sewed a ring in corner. I made a bunch for xmas but I still need some lol :D
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    Old 02-10-2008, 06:12 AM
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    You can buy potholder lining. Don't ask me what it is called, but it comes on a bolt and has teflon on both sides. You just sandwich it between your fabrics and add binding. I know someone here will have the name of it.
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    Old 02-10-2008, 07:14 PM
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    I use insul-brite. Which is a heat resistant batting. It has worked well for me so far.
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    Old 02-10-2008, 07:40 PM
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    I used this stuff called "thermalam" that I got at JoAnn's. It's about the same weight as Warm & Natural batting, if I remember correctly.
    I like the other ideas of recycling old towels & flannel blankies too. :D
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    Old 02-15-2008, 12:17 PM
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    I use a piece of warm and natural and another piece of insulbrite, and then the top and backing fabric. Makes nice pot holders.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    Old 02-15-2008, 06:24 PM
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    I used wool from old felted sweaters for interlining and just cotton calico on the outsides.
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    Old 11-03-2008, 06:29 AM
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    found a link where you can get potholder batting
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