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Thread: Type of Batting to use for Pot Holders

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    Type of Batting to use for Pot Holders

    I want to make pot holders for Christmas (for my crafty, sewing friends who appreciate handmade gifts) but I'm not sure what type of batting to use.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks!
    Michelle

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    There is a batting for pot holders. I don't really like it as I think it's to thin. I use regular batting and I usually put a square of recycle blue jeans in the pot holder to give it a little thickness.
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    Insul-bright by warm company is mase for potholders and works great

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    Thank so much for the suggestions!
    Michelle

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    I use a layer of thinsulbright surrounded by a layer each of Warm and Natural (3 layers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCatOwned View Post
    I use a layer of thinsulbright surrounded by a layer each of Warm and Natural (3 layers).
    That's what I use!!!

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    The insulbright works great but for a thriftier version use an old bath towel. Pick one up at the thrift shop and you will get lots potholders out of one large towel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    That's what I use!!!
    I do the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCatOwned View Post
    I use a layer of thinsulbright surrounded by a layer each of Warm and Natural (3 layers).
    Ditto this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCatOwned View Post
    I use a layer of thinsulbright surrounded by a layer each of Warm and Natural (3 layers).
    That's what I use also.

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    I use Insul-Brite PLUS batting - I like my pot holders and oven mitts THICK. Cotton batting without scrim or resins, only, only, only.

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    I like insult-Brite and find it works great without extra batting. I like my potholders not too thick. I have never had a problem with the heat going through either.
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    I use a layer of insul-bright and one layer of warm & natural~~
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    I was told to lay down the backing fabric, a layer of Insul-brite, a layer of Warm & Natural, then I put another layer of Insul-brite and the top focal fabric so my girls wouldn't get burned using them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCatOwned View Post
    I use a layer of thinsulbright surrounded by a layer each of Warm and Natural (3 layers).
    Ditto too (or three or four) .....
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    lol, this is how your title shows up on the main page........ Type of Batting to use for Pot

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    Insul-bright as others suggested is the best (I've used it with success).
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    That's what I use too!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    That's what I use!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy View Post
    There is a batting for pot holders. I don't really like it as I think it's to thin. I use regular batting and I usually put a square of recycle blue jeans in the pot holder to give it a little thickness.
    Same here. I found it a good way to recycle old jeans.....works great!
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    I re-use as much as I can (have always found it part of sewing), so I have used the "quilted bed cover (cleaned - they need to be replaced every couple of years), and my ironing board covers (cleaned also)" I make sure the ironing board cover is "silver side out", even when I cover it up. When making a pot holder I try to always have a "true", bottom. this way I can have the "silver side" of the ironing board cover face down. I always end up covering it up, due to stains. I use the bed cover to add a little more loft too.
    Good luck!
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    I use an old towel then side that with denim and then put the insulated batting and then pretty fabric on the outside. Makes the best potholders ever.
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    I use a layer of Insul Brite and one layer of cotton batting.

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    Forgot to add that Insul-Brite is only reflective on one side of the material so it is suggested that the reflective side be placed at the back or working side of the potholder to reflect the heat away from the hand.

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    I don't like stiff potholders. I use two layers of Quilter's Dream Select weight.

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    I used to use only warm and natural-but the heat travels thru pretty quickly.Now I use a layer of insulbrite and a layer of warm and natural.Insulbrite has a thin metallic layer that reflects the heat back to the other side-so you can hold the hot item longer before feeling the heat
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