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    At a craft show I saw what looks like a bowl shaped pot holder for the microwave. You set your bowl in the potholder before you put it in the microwave. When the food is hot you just take the bowl shaped pot holder and the bowl out. you can use it to pass around the table without worrying that the bowl will slip off the flat pot holder.

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    Microwave Bowl Potholder E-Tutorial Pattern

    sounds cool, never seen them before

    I just surfed and found them

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74543717...-aqua-blue-and

    and can buy the e-pattern tutorial on this link

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70676420...lder-etutorial

    http://www.youcanmakethis.com/info/f...lpotholder.htm

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    Neat. Wonder about a pattern

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    The fabric bowls made out of clothesline would work too :D:D:D

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    I've never heard of that, but it's a great idea!

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    Cool

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    so everyone who has difficulty making bias diamonds coming together and end up with cup shapes now have a use for them :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    yes, great idea

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    so everyone who has difficulty making bias diamonds coming together and end up with cup shapes now have a use for them :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I have several of these. They're also great for holding a hot bowl of chili while watching the tube :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Microwave Bowl Potholder E-Tutorial Pattern

    sounds cool, never seen them before

    I just surfed and found them

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74543717...-aqua-blue-and

    and can buy the e-pattern tutorial on this link

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70676420...lder-etutorial

    http://www.youcanmakethis.com/info/f...lpotholder.htm
    That's the one, thanks. I should have just asked you to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    so everyone who has difficulty making bias diamonds coming together and end up with cup shapes now have a use for them :lol: :lol: :lol:
    ROFL. I like this!!

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    These are such a great idea!

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    Wonder why it says if the pot holder touches the side of the microwave it could scorch?

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    Hi - I want to thank CraftyBear for finding and posting my links to my Microwave Bowl Potholders and eTutorial. I use mine all of the time and just love it - no more worrying about fetching hot things out of the microwave.

    Thimblebug6000 - the scorching reference is a caution and a reminder to customers that, like everything, if used improperly problems could arise.

    I also thought I'd offer you a 10% discount on the tutorial and/or ready made bowls. Just enter coupon code QuiltersForum10 when going through the ETSY checkout process. Offer good through the end of July 2011. Here's the link where you can find what is available - http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeBit...ion_id=8157566 (I relist the tutorial as it is purchased so if it shows up as being sold, it'll be available again soon)

    And I'm looking forward to finding my way around the Quilting Forum - looks like a great resource!

    Rita

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    My mom made a bunch of these and gave them to all of her daughters and friends as gifts. They are super easy to make. I know this because I made some and if I can do it, it must be easy. Use cotton batting, not the kind that has the silver heat stuff in it. Pick your size, I used 10 1/2 squares and quilted each piece together with the batting. Then fold in half with batting facing out and sew a dart in each side. measure about 1/2' on the end of the fold and sew it about 4" in, narrowing as you go. Open it up and fold the other direction and sew darts so that you end up with a dart in the middle of each side. Repeat with the other side of the potholder that you have already quilted to the batting. Now put right sides together and sew together on 3 sides. Turn right sides out, fold in open side (press if desired) and sew around all 4 sides. There you have it. Easy, breezy. Sorry if I didn't use correct formal terms. If it didn't make sense, look at pictures of these things. If you are a quilter, this one shouldn't be hard to figure out. I did and I am a total beginner.

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    Check the tutorial section of this board for free directions! I made a stack of them and they sold like hot cakes at the Christmas Bazaar!

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    I only used 10 1/2" squares because a scrap of material I was going to use was that width already. There is no magic size, make small ones for small bowls and big ones for big bowls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbud2 View Post
    Check the tutorial section of this board for free directions! I made a stack of them and they sold like hot cakes at the Christmas Bazaar!
    I'm not selling mine but am wondering how much they sell for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carmanmarie View Post
    I'm not selling mine but am wondering how much they sell for?
    I gave one to one person to try out and she told everyone how great it was. I think I sold the ones I made out of 11 inch squares for $4.50 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Neat. Wonder about a pattern
    I make these bowls by the dozens . You really don't need a pattern as they are simple to make. They really work, too!
    Happy Quilting
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    What a terrific idea.
    http://www.oregonquilting.net
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    I made many last year for Christmas. Everyone at first was what is this? A few weeks later everyone called me wanting more. You don't need to buy a pattern.
    Belmer posted a great tutorial on this board how to make them. http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...s-t144848.html

    Oh, I sold them last fall at a craft sale for $15 for two. I sold 15 sets. I used all quilt shop fabric cotton, cotton thread, and cotton batting with no scrim. I used a decorative stitch around each edge of the bowl. The bowls are not for cooking, only for heating a bowl of food. They make great lid potholders too.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 03-19-2012 at 03:38 PM.
    Got fabric?

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    BellaBoo is right -- for the microwave just be careful of the fabric, thread (no metalic or poly for sure -- I don't know about rayon) and remember the scrim on batting is a poly blend.
    QuiltnLady1

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    I made six of these. Don't put ours in the microwave, just place the hot bowl inside them. We can't live without them. Also use them for holding cold bowls of icecream. Use them daily!

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    Forgot--also put handful of chips in one and put in microwave to heat chips up.

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