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Old 10-24-2014, 05:50 AM
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Now that it's hot soup weather I've been wanting to make bowl holders like the one in this tutorial - but the part about the darts really confuses me. Can anyone help?
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:12 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZgv3vwv

in this tutorial you fold the fabric in half and measure 1" down the side and 2" along the fold for a 10" bowl (join the dots and sew to make a dart.) for 15" it is 1 and 3 and for a 12" it is 1 and 2.5. Hope this helps.

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The darts go on the sides of the squares, not on the corners. The easiest way is to quilt your square, then center the bowl that you are going to use with (right side of fabric up) it & just pin the excess fabric. Don't make it tight to the bowl, let there be a bit of ease. YOu should be able to gauge the width & depth of the dart. Then just fold the fabric, match the corners of the square & sew on your pinned darts. If you are still not sure, use a really long stitch so you can remove it if you need to adjust. Then turn it right side out & check it with the bowl for fit.
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Video does not exist. But I'll go search for one. Thanks.

Originally Posted by imsewnso View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZgv3vwv

in this tutorial you fold the fabric in half and measure 1" down the side and 2" along the fold for a 10" bowl (join the dots and sew to make a dart.) for 15" it is 1 and 3 and for a 12" it is 1 and 2.5. Hope this helps.
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It just might be one of the patterns that you have to watch being made in person. My best friend sent me one along with instructions but I could not figure it out either. Be sure to tell anyone not to leave it in the microwave longer than 3 minutes and you must use 100% cotton to prevent any fires in the microwave.
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I wouldn't actually put it in the microwave, but good to put your bowl of oatmeal or soup or chili in so you can curl up on the couch without burning your hands!
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As long as you use cotton thread, and cotton batting with NO scrim. You can put it into the microwave. there are a lot of utube videos....some free patterns some not. I did a search for microwave bowl potholder.
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Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
I wouldn't actually put it in the microwave, but good to put your bowl of oatmeal or soup or chili in so you can curl up on the couch without burning your hands!
I agree. I wont put the potatoe bags in the microwave either. ( i wont make them, in fact.) I am leery of putting flammables in there.
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I agree. I won't put the potato bags in the microwave either. I am leery of putting flammables in there.
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I put my bean bag warmers in the microwave every night all winter, and have been putting the same ones in there for a few years now. Keeps my feet warm so I can get to sleep faster.

The microwave bowls are also good to hold a bowl of cold ice cream. Sometimes I want ice cream, but feel chilled when holding the bowl in my hand while watching TV.
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I use them in the microwave all the time. No problems now for over a year, and my microwave is pretty powerful.
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