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    I made these for some last min holiday gifts.
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    Very nice, I can feel the softness of it!

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    Oh how neat ! Look so soft and snuggly too :mrgreen: Want my addy ???? LOL

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    what did you use for the filling?

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    what do you fill your pillow packs with? I need to make me one...the one I have (bought online) is wearing out.

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    I could sure use one of them right now. :lol:

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    I love that minky cover! Pretty and it will keep the rice warm longer too :D:D:D

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    Did you follow a pattern or make your own? I've tried two different patterns and wasn't happy with them. I really like the cover you show. I'm trying to get 10 of these done before Xmas.

    Frugal - I'm using extra clean dear corn from Academy Sports (walmart & other places have it too). 40lbs for $6.

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    Thank you for the info - I'll have to go check it out - I've never heard of dear corn. ok.

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    I saw patterns online,and figured I could wing it.

    I sewed 4 minky strips 3 in long, cut 15 in, then attached another block of 4 to the first.

    I stuffed some with rice and peppermint oil, buckwheat and almond oil, and some with flax that was run thru a dehydrator to remove oils before stuffing.

    I lined the inside with kona scrap, and then made the pillowcase end. There is a small strip of velcro on the inside, and you heat the rice/buckwheat for 2 min and the flax for about 1.5 min.

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    It's the stuff they throw out during hunting season. Supposedly (I'm only sharing information I've read) that it's better to buy the extra clean rather than the basic feed corn because it has a tendency to be cleaner (no cobs, rocks, etc) and less chance of bugs.

    Also...if you use corn...you need to run the insert part through 3 heating/cooling cycles to ensure that any extra water has evaporated, mold spores, bacteria, insect, etc that could cause damage down the line before putting it in the cover.

    Again, don't know how accurate info is...however I have read it on several of the blogs & patterns I've looked at.

    You can also use rice or flax seed. I opted for corn because I have one & like the weight. Plus it was an inexpensive option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mswordwiz
    I saw patterns online,and figured I could wing it.

    I sewed 4 minky strips 3 in long, cut 15 in, then attached another block of 4 to the first.

    I stuffed some with rice and peppermint oil, buckwheat and almond oil, and some with flax that was run thru a dehydrator to remove oils before stuffing.

    I lined the inside with kona scrap, and then made the pillowcase end. There is a small strip of velcro on the inside, and you heat the rice/buckwheat for 2 min and the flax for about 1.5 min.
    LOL...you're better than me. I've tried two patterns from online and can't figure out what I'm doing wrong (they're the pocket/insert types).

    Thanks for sharing the method. I think I'm going to try one with your method since I know how to make the pillow cases for charity, I might have better luck :)

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    Heres a hint to fill the baffles or tubes in the muslin, cut the nozzle off the turkey baster....it works much better.

    I like the baffles, it gives it more flex.

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    Very good tip...thank you! I definately prefer the baffles to the free flowing. I think it retains heat better too. Too tired tonight to try your method, but first thing tomorrow...back to the sewing room!

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    I love those warmers. I wanted to make some from an earlier post but not sure if I will in time :(
    Wish I spent more time off the board lol

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    I have one of these filled with with corn and do not like the smell. I want to make some but think I will use some kind of drops of oil, maybe lavender, it's supposed to be relaxing, on whatever filler I use.

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    The clean corn doesn't have the strong smell like the other. They can also be use for cold packs if stored in the freezer and a small size works great as a boo-boo bag for kids.

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