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Batting for hotpads

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I've made quilted hotpads before and used 100% cotton batting in them. But I have a set I'd like to make up quickly and no 100% cotton on hand - can I use Hobbs 80/20? Anybody have any recommendations?


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Barb, I have been in this situation several times and I have used the Hobb 80/20 and it worked great.....The ones that I made I did use 2 layer because its pretty thin....they are still working just fine and wash up great.


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Pelon makes a heat resistant material for pot holders.


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Thanks, everybody! I just needed "permission" to use 80/20 (Thank you, Bonnie!), since I don't have time to run out and get 100% cotton for these hotpads - prizes at a meeting next week.:P


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Barbara Mayfield
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I always use Insulbright (sp?) when making any kind of hotpads. It's made for just that and is heat resistant. I usually also use a layer of cotton batting.


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Insulbright is so hard to find now a days....there was a time it was fashion to make your own potholders and it was everywhere, but hard to find now....the Hobb doesn't have enough poly in it to melt...it works wonders and I have had to use it more than once....And when you don't have time to waste running to the store, I use whatever batting in the scrap pile I have. I keep everything bigger than a placemat so I have some just in case.


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Barb, just curious, what is the 100% cotton that you used before?


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I truly don't remember, stopped at JoAnn or Hancock in the big city (an hour away) and picked something up - that was when I knew I was doing some hotpads for gifts, so was looking for 100% cotton. Looking back, that was even before I started longarming, so I didn't have batting in-house.....


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Barbara Mayfield
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Barb take pictures....I like to see crafty things as well. And I had someone tell me once that anything bigger than 5 inches and quilted was considered a quilt.

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will do! Although I don't promise anything exciting...


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Barbara Mayfield
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Originally posted by barbm

will do! Although I don't promise anything exciting...

I don't care if its exciting I just would like to see what you have made....I like things like this....see here is mine... its several years old and has been well used..... so forgive the bit of dirt....or maybe the old girl was rolling in the dust.

This is one that has the Hobbs 80/20 batting in it and I can't even begin to tell you how many times this one has been washed. It was a class sample that I taught about 5 years ago...so has been well used since. The black dot for her eye is a Sharpie pen mark...and it didn't even run....was surprised about that.

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Bonnie Botts

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Bonnie,

Here's your photo - like I said, nothing exciting. They're for an aviation group, so I used some of my airplane fabric, did a quick allover pattern, and then bound them. Took some figuring to get the hang-loop right.;)

If I was doing this again, I would use more than two layers of 80/20 - my DH says maybe five! They seem kinda thin... but what do folks expect for a free prize??:D


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Those are so nice Barb! I think i'd of started with 2 layers as well. (I have never made pot holders before, I think i'd of done exactly what you did!)

Also, I purchased some at the store and they felt a tad thin too...hummm...maybe they dont even make em like they used to anymore (now that i'm thinking about it....)

Also, perfect choice for this aviation group! How lucky you had fabric like that on hand!


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Barb....I really like the fabric as well. You will be surprised how well they hold the heat once they have been washed....the chicken is a two layer pad, and I just castiron pans and it works very well....


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