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#668249 - 03/07/11 04:28 PM Heat-resistant fabric
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What types of fabric are heat resistant and can be placed in a microwave oven?

I have this pattern to make a potato bag to cook microwave baked potatoes. I also want to make heating pads.

Any recommendations for both fabric and the heating filler (rice, etc.)? Beans smell and burn a little. The rice is okay but it's heavy.

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#689587 - 05/23/11 07:42 AM Re: Heat-resistant fabric [Re: Lori - Marriage]
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Hi Tammy - I made tortilla warmers that I also use for my baked potatoes out of regular cotton with the cotton batting. I made a sandwich with cotton on both sides of the batting, sewed the two sandwiches together and used bias tape to hide my seams. They came out nicely and I use mine a lot. Hope this helps. Anne

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#702459 - 07/18/11 08:22 PM Re: Heat-resistant fabric [Re: anneob]
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Hi anneob. Thanks for the tip. Do you know if they are microwave proof?
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#705989 - 08/07/11 11:51 PM Re: Heat-resistant fabric [Re: Lori - Marriage]
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Hello! I did some quick research and found out that Warm and Natural makes a special batting for use in the microwave that has no chemicals added. It is called "Tater Batting," of all things. laugh

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#706225 - 08/08/11 10:41 PM Re: Heat-resistant fabric [Re: Tammy - Sewing Editor]
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How funny! Maybe it was developed just for this purpose. I appreciate the research, Tammy! smile

Thanks so much. I will look for that at JoAnn's. Of course, now I'm trying not to eat potatoes. Go figure. But I guess I can microwave sweet potatoes since they're healthier, right?


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#716842 - 09/28/11 05:12 PM Re: Heat-resistant fabric [Re: Tammy - Sewing Editor]
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"tater batting" that's awesome!
I've made hot mitts out of regular cotton and quilt batting. But I've never put them in the microwave itself. I doubt anything would happen. You could always test a swatch.

I can see where you'd want to be careful about off-gassing from the chemicals, though.

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