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Thread: Microwave Fabric Bowls

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    Another good idea, thanks!
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    I made my first one last night. I used some leftover poly batting. BUT, i never microwave fabric, ever. Not even those potato bags. I quilted a piece of muslin on top of both layers (batting, outside print) and then assembled. My bowl has a molded, stiff look to it. I am pleased with the result.

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    Love, love ,love this. I have made tons of these. Thanks for a great tutorial....Mu husband uses his every
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    Loss track of how many of these I have made. they are great for putting your bowl of ice cream in
    so your ands don't get cold.
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    Nice all that would be really great to make.

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    There is a PDF file on page 8. I have been making these since they were posted and have never had any problems. I use cotton fabric, cotton thread and Wrap N Zap 100% natural cotton batting. I also use them when I have a bowl of ice cream. Now my sister made many baked potato zappers which was advertised on the back of the batting package and they did catch on fire. Go figure!
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    I have made many of them and gave for gifts. Including some for our house and never had a problem with them. I do use the Wrap N Zap only. Thread and bobbin thread both need to be 100% cotton.

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    Great Tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thank you so much! Clear instructions even for a newbie like myself.

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    What a great idea! Thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial --- I will definitely try this!
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    Thanks so much for this Tute, I think you did great job. I think I will give this a try.
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    OMGsh ! It's the first I see of this thread....and such a good tutorial. Thank you so much for doing this. I have been planning on making some of these for NEXT CHRISTMAS! Just need to get some of the 100% natural cotton batting.

    .....also, a big "thank you" to the person who did the PDF.
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    Thanks-a-mill! Just told hubby I need to find out how to make these. Very easy and thorough tutorial!

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    I have seen the microwave (bowl) hottie before, but did not think I wanted to make any until I found one made with bees on the fabric. The light went on as all our friends referred to our place as our "Wanna-be farm". I found fabric with bees and have made several as a play on words and given to my friends. They love them.
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    Love making these, have made quite a few as gifts .... one 'branch' of my family loves to use them as ice-cream bowls to protect their hands from the 'freeze' ...
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    I made potato bags, and had the burning problem as well. I thought maybe I had mistakenly used polyester thread or something, so I bought a new bag of Wrap and Zap. Interesting update on that product--it now has a warning to NOT microwave for more than 2 minutes at a time, or for more than 8 minutes total. In cooking potatoes, I'd routinely set the microwave for 6-8 minutes--not any more! Small bowls, likely used for reheating for only a minute or so, would probably be much safer.

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    Thanks for the great tutorial. I just made two 12 inch and put in the pictures.
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    Microwave Bowls will make great gifts for Christmas! Thanks Belmer for your great tute!

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    I may have missed it in the directions - but did you sew around the circle that was drawn on the batting? Thinking of making some of these for Christmas.

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    THANKS so much, great tutorial

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtspools View Post
    Do you have to use any special batting - like all cotton.
    When I learned to make these at sewing store ...we were told to only use 100% cotton batting
    and that most battings say they are all cotton, but they are not....Instructor told us to use
    Wrap & Zap as it was 100% cotton....You can get this in small packages at JoAnn's.....She
    also said not to leave in microwave more then 4 minutes, which seems to be plenty of time for
    reheating.

    I use mine all the time...will be making more for Xmas

    Peg

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