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Thread: Potholders

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    Good Morning, when making potholders and using Insul-bright do you also use batting with the Insul bright. I would think that you would also use a low loft batting such as Warm and Natural. How do you layer your potholders?

    Thanks,
    JulieM

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    I only use the insyl bright....it is as thick as batting....Are you trying to make them even thicker?

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    I used 2 layers of Insulbright on the ones I made recently and now I think they are a bit too thick. It's kind of hard to wrap them around a handle.

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    I use 1 layer Insulbrite and 1 layer old terrycloth towel.

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    I use 1 layer of Insul-brite and 1 layer of warm & natural. Works good for me.

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    I saw some super pot holders on I think on Rachel ray...dish towel size but pot holder materials...great I betcha for casseroles :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knot Sew
    I saw some super pot holders on I think on Rachel ray...dish towel size but pot holder materials...great I betcha for casseroles :D
    Great idea!!! I may have to try making some of those. Did they have pockets at the ends to slide your hands into? I saw some like that, but not as big as you are describing.

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    I like to add an additional layer of cotton batting, too.

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    Do you get this Insul-brite at Joanns?

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    I used a layer of insulbrite and 2 layers of Warm & Natural.

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    Is the insul-brite necessary? If you use 2 - 3 layers of w&n would that be enough?

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    Same here... I do use the insulbrite with one layer of warm and natural. It seems to be just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    Is the insul-brite necessary? If you use 2 - 3 layers of w&n would that be enough?

    I'd love to know this also. :P

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    I use 3 layers of cotton batting.

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    My one and only potholder I made I just used one layer of
    insulbrite and can't use it as it is not heat proof!
    I'm going to be making more and plan on using 2 layers of batting with the insulbrite!
    :-)

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    I am hoping to start working on my potholders this weekend. I really like the idea of making some larger for the casserole dishes. great idea.
    thanks!
    Eileen

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    I only use insul-brite as well. I have never had any problems with this.

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    Where do you buy Insul-brite?

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    I can buy InsulBright by the yard at Wal-mart.

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    I have found InsuBright for purchase at Joann's and Hancock Fabrics in both packages and by the yard.

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    I've used insulbrite by itself for potholders and then insulbrite with on layer of cotton batting for table runners. You can get the insulbrite from JoAnn's & WalMart. Good stuff for insulating casserole totes, too!

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    What is insulbright? I have always used 3 layers w&n and ironing board material on the back. I am thinking of making an Oven mitt any suggestions? Thanks

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    Insultbrite is 3 layers of fabric - 2 course layers of a polyester/rayon fabric with a layer of insulation foil in the middle all sewn together. I believe this is the best way to describe it. I even use it when making steering wheel covers. Great stuff and easy to sew through.

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    Thanks, I guess I have never seen it. I will check at Joann and Hobby Lobby. That is the only two I have close. Our Walmart does not have any type of fabric any more.

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    Hi, I have found several patterns for pot holders, and have used the insul-bright along with one square of felt. I had the felt squares on hand, so thought a good way to use it. This seems to work and the thickness is just right.

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