I am make circular pot holders and want to know: do you just use one layer of insulbrite or do you also add batting? Don't want fingers or hand to get burnt, but seems kind of stiff if you add the batting. I don't know what name of pattern is, but it's the one where you layer one piece of fabric, then the insulbrite and another piece then add the four pieces folded fabric. I use the circular attachment and it's so easy. Niece is coming over tomorrow and wants to make some for Christmas so I kind of had to refresh my memory on how to do it. Thanks for your help
You add the batting. Insul-bright is only heat resistant, not a retardant. And the batting you use should be more cotton than poly. The poly will transfer the heat. Yep, it do make it a little stiffer but safer.
Sash, the directions on the Insul-Bright for oven mitts say: use decor cover fabric, Insul - Bright, Warm & Natural Batting and a lining fabric. Layer all this and quilt it than cut out your pattern. by quilting the layers before you cut out the pattern keeps all layers from shifting when sewing the pattern. HTH
If you're making the potholder I think you are, a Foldover, you can use a lighter batting because you will already have five layers of fabric.This message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
If you are quilting before construction, you can be sure to put a row of quilting stitching where it would help it be a natural fold, then the stiffness before washing won,t be such a problem.
Also, if you use poly, you rus the risk of it smashing or melting if it is used to rest a hot pan on.
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