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    Has any one made pot holders? I am making table runners for gifts and was thinking of making a matching pot holder. My question is what do you use for the filling. The pattern I saw suggested using double batting but did not say what kind. I know you can use heat proof fabric but don't know if you use any other fill besides or if you can replace the heat proof fabric with pre quilted fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judykay
    Has any one made pot holders? I am making table runners for gifts and was thinking of making a matching pot holder. My question is what do you use for the filling. The pattern I saw suggested using double batting but did not say what kind. I know you can use heat proof fabric but don't know if you use any other fill besides or if you can replace the heat proof fabric with pre quilted fabric.

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    Judy in Michigan

    Several years ago I made potholders and my LQS had a batting called Thermabatt (I think) it was thema something. I have seen other posts at this site suggest wool batting. Never use polyester as if item is hot enough it can melt the fiber.

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    I would NOT use polyester -- I have heard warm and natural cotton batting is good

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    Insulbrite and warm and natural is what I use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    Insulbrite and warm and natural is what I use
    Me too :D:D:D

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    Thats what I use insulbrite.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    Insulbrite and warm and natural is what I use

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    I use my old ironing board covers. Heat resistant. 'Makes me feel less wasteful when they get so scorched I'm embarrassed for them to be seen.

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    I use a layer of warm and natural and insulbrite.

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    I use Insul-Bright.

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    I'm in the middle of making placemats and a table runner and I put insulbrite in mine

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    You can also use terrycloth towels.

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    I made some using a double thickness of prequilted fabric, then added binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    Insulbrite and warm and natural is what I use
    Same here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grammy o'5
    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    Insulbrite and warm and natural is what I use
    Same here!
    same here!

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    Me too!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    Insulbrite and warm and natural is what I use

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    Great question! I've been wondering if two layers of the felted pellon would do the trick on potholders. I've only used it once & don't really know what it's made of. Does anyone know if it would work?

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    insulbrite - Joanne's fabric has it for 6.99 a yard but I always use a coupon and get it for 50 percent off.

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