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    that is so cool, thanks
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    This is such a great idea, and I have remnants and pieces of batting laying around...

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    What a marvelously clever idea! I can see this working great at work!
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    Great idea and I understood every step in your tute. I'll attempt to make one today because we are having a craft sale at our church and I think these will really sell because I've never seen them before. Thank you.
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    I had never heard of fabric microwave "bowls". Thanks for the info
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    Quote Originally Posted by belmer View Post
    Hi Everyone,
    Well here I go, so I hope this tute works.
    Please forgive me if the pic's are not perfect. This is my first time doing a tutorial.
    First of all I would like to say It is a MUST that you use 100% Cotten batting.( I used warm and Natural).
    There are three sizes you can cut your fabric squares in:
    1) !4" for round casserole dish
    2) 12" for a medium casserole dish or larger bowl
    3) 10"for a typical cereal bowl size.
    Grab one of your bowls from the cupboard that you usually like to use for RE-HEATING and take it into your sewing room before you begin.
    I am making mine in a 12" square because that is the size that seems to fit most of my bowls.

    Cut 2-12 pieces of coordinating fabric and 2)-11-1/2 pieces of 100% cotten batting
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    Place your batting on top of the WRONG side of each square, pin and quilt each piece as desired. You can use a thin backing piece, but it will add bulk when you have to sew the two together.
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    I just did a quick stipple on each square.
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    Now, on the batting side, mark a line down the center from top to bottom and from side to side on each square of your quilted
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    take the bottom of your bowl and draw a circle in the center with a sharpi
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    Now you fold the fabric in half and sew your darts in , open it up and fold the other way and sew in 2 more darts until you have a total of 4 darts (tucks) I took my darts in about 1/2 inch which would be one total.
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    other side of sewing the darts
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    All 4 darts Do the same with the other sandwich and place right sides together.
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    Here is a pic of just one section of the bowl opened up... Can you start to see how it is shaping up after you have sewn in the tucks (dart's)?
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    Pin RIGHT sides together and be sure your tucks are in opposite directions to avoid the bulk. I pinned each tuck and also on all 4 corners. I forgot to add that you need to make a 3-1/2 opening so you can turn it right side out after sewing all around the edges.
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    Sew all around your edges leaving a 3-1/2 opening and be sure to backstitch on each side of the opening to reinforce your stitches. I sewed with a 1/2 seam all around. Now trim up to 1/4 of the stitching line.
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    Turn right side out through the opening making sure to push out all corners. fold in the opening and pin the opening. Take it back to your machine and TOP stitch all the way around being sure to catch the opening closed. This can be a little tricky because of the bulk, so don't accelerate too fast on that foot pedal. I found that useing my walking foot really helped to keep the fabric pushed down.
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    Here it is with the bowl inside of it (minus the soup) but I hope you get the right idea. If you noticed, the pic before this one was green and this one is little holly leaves. That is because you can reverse these either way. Don't forget, these are washable too and you can take the fabric bowl with the bowl inside right to your table without damaging the surface. I just want you to know , as with anything you use in the microwave ...CAUTION must be first especially with hot items. I have used mine for 2 weeks now and have not had any problems.Hope this help's for you to get a general Idea how to make your own. Have FUN!
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    How cute - no more burning your fingers on your heated microwaved food! Thanks so much and this is easy!
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    Thank you so much for the great tute!

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    I used my again today when I had a salad and sat in the living room to watch TV.
    I love using the ones I made.
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    Great idea I thinkI I will make these for the grand kids. It makes food more interesting. Oh for the microwave mac andcheese thanks Jean

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    Cool! Thank you!!
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    very nice tuterial will have to give a try
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Think I will try you make it look so easy!... Thanks!......................
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    Thanks for this great tute! I need to make some of these, great idea!
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    Hobby lobby sells a microwave potato holder batting. Bought it at 40% off and will use it for the next microwave bowls I make. I am always getting scorched spots in mine but other people I have given them to don't. I'm thinking it must bemy microwave.

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    I used mine tonight to hold the ice cream bowl! Hot or cold they are just the greatest
    thing to have.
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    Awesome idea and tutorial~ Does the fabric stay cool enough to handle underneath with the bowl in it? If so that's wonderful. thanks for sharing.

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    Wow...since I'm new to QB, I've been in discovery mode since I started and this is a one great idea........how innovative is that! I'm going home tonight and dive right in......thanks for sharing!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattypurple View Post
    Anyone have ideas as to what these might sell for at a craft show? I know I could never get the suggested 3X the cost of materials.
    I saw them at a quilt shop and they were $10 for the larger one and $8 for the smaller one

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    Thanks for the tute! You did a good job explaining!!!
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    I really would not have thought of doing this for small bowls. But, what a concept, THANKS.
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    Thanks for such a fabulous idea

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    Thank you for your very informative tutorial. You did fantastic and I think I can do this. How inspiring and creative!!!!

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    Cool, or should I say, "HOT" idea! Will be making this one.
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    I'm probably asking a question that has already been answered, but here goes. Can Fairfields Bamboo be used in these hot pads? Thanks alot!
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    I love this. I just made a big batch of soup. The bowl was too hot to touch and thought. Wow I just seen on this
    cool website a solution that would be easy for this problem. Thank you for sharing. Ruthie

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