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    potholders - need help

    I want to make a bunch of square potholders and cannot remember what I used as lining when I made some 20 odd years ago.

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    I use Insul-brite and 2 layers of Warm & Natural
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I use Insul-brite and 2 layers of Warm & Natural
    thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    I want to make a bunch of square potholders and cannot remember what I used as lining when I made some 20 odd years ago.
    Here's the link to the Insul-Bright page and their recommendations.
    http://www.warmcompany.com/ibpage.html

    As for what you used 20 years ago ... many years before that, my Mom used to make pot holders with layers of flannelette and/or old towels and certainly nothing special like Insul-Bright. And guess what? we never burned our hands!
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    yes insul-brite and warm & natural and i also use flannel. you can get insul-brite for $2.99/yd (or less with 40% coupon) at Michael's. Michael's is the cheapest place i have found insul-brite. good luck.
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    flannel, old wool blankets, towels, almost anything (except polyester) would go into potholders years ago!!

    I prefer to use cotton or wool for the 'batting' because I think it protects me from the heat better than insul-bright.

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    I use old towels.

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    Old towels work well. One layer if they're thick, 2 layers if they're thinner. You can figure it out just by handling it.

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    I am a big fan of old anything inside of potholders ... I have used everything from old terry towels/robes, cotton sweatshirts, flannel shirts, old sweaters ( think boiled wool)and the trimmings from quilt battings ... you name it it makes it into the "innerds" of my potholders.

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    I made about 40 potholders one year for Christmas. I used two layers of Quilter's Dream Select weight and they're just about perfect. It's been long enough ago since I made them people are starting to mention they might need new ones.

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