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Microwave Bowl Potholder
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Date: 5/16/13 10:27 AM

A friend in sewing group pointed me to this these instructions.

I've made about a dozen for friends and family. They're made with 100% cotton batting, thread and fabric so they're microwave safe.

Here is the first one I made. After this one I started using FMQ instead of just the X design to secure the batting. My friend said that with just the sewn X they can come out puffy after they're laundered.

We don't often microwave soup to reheat it. But even heating it in a sauce pan makes the bowl full of soup hot to handle. But not when it's cradled in one of these.

They sew up very fast. I like quick projects like these where I can use up fabrics and have fun mixing up the designs for the two pieces required.

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Date: 5/16/13 10:35 AM

Thanks for posting! I know of several people who NEED one!

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Date: 5/16/13 10:43 AM

Love it. Might be nice housewarming gifts to have on hand

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Date: 5/16/13 11:52 PM

What is FMQ?

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Date: 5/17/13 0:27 AM

free motion quilting, is machine quilting not in a pattern

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Date: 5/22/13 2:43 PM

How about posting this great idea in the topic "Starting Christmas Sewing Early" ? It would be a super there. Thanks.

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Date: 5/22/13 4:04 PM

I just ordered some batting, and I can't wait to make some

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Date: 5/30/13 10:16 PM

I know that I am late in responding to this post, but it is interesting to me that I paid for this pattern, yet here it is free. These are GREAT gifts, I've made one for everyone at my school and they cannot get over how amazing it is to FINALLY not burn your hands in lifting bowls out of the microwave.
One caution, you really should use totally 100% cotton batting (I found really only available online) and 100% cotton fabric and thread. I did a trial using poly combo and the thing caught on fire!

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Date: 5/31/13 7:14 PM

Quote: landstromd
I know that I am late in responding to this post, but it is interesting to me that I paid for this pattern, yet here it is free. These are GREAT gifts, I've made one for everyone at my school and they cannot get over how amazing it is to FINALLY not burn your hands in lifting bowls out of the microwave.

One caution, you really should use totally 100% cotton batting (I found really only available online) and 100% cotton fabric and thread. I did a trial using poly combo and the thing caught on fire!


Hi landstomd,

Yes, it's important to follow the instruction to use 100% fabric, batting and thread. I used 100% cotton batting that I found at JoAnn's and it was fine. I saw bags of batting there that said it was microwave safe. So far so good.

I've been particularly careful to use fabrics that I bought in recent years since I used to like sewing with poly-cotton blends in the past. I've been tempted to use up some of my old fabrics but resisted since I wasn't absolutely sure if they were blends or not.

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Date: 6/5/13 8:23 AM

I made one and it is such a great item. I will have to order cotton thread as I can't find it around here. It will be my main gifts for showers and especially Christmas. Thanks for posting this.

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