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Date: 11/7/13 10:22 AM

Is there different batting's that are safe to use in the microwave? I am making tater bags.

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Date: 11/7/13 11:01 AM

I used the Warm Tater by the Warm Company. It came with the first kit I bought (batting, potato print fabric, pattern) for these, then I bought more to make some more for gifts last year.

One of the things I learned when I went to buy more was that this wasn't just a clever name, but battings I always thought to be 100% cotton used by dedicated quilters (i.e. warm & natural) actually have a certain % of "scrim" - I think a binding agent - which is not cotton - so don't use that to microwave! I even wrote to the Warm Company to verify whether or not the W&N was actually all cotton and the answer was "yes the cotton fibers in W&N are 100% cotton". Clearly (IMO) evasive.

I haven't gotten reports from others but DD tried hers in her new microwave and got a slight burn in the fabric - but she didn't really know how powerful it was vs. the oldie. She left it in less time and next potatoes great. Then she took it to work and it burned a hole - so it does seem there's some sensitivity to microwave strength I just have no idea how to determine how long or powerful is too much.
No reports from others I gave them to but I have to make a new one for her. Such a clever idea and very cute. I also made them out of fabric print with chilis for tortilla warmers and gave them as a set with a recipe for each.

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Date: 11/7/13 12:02 PM

I usually buy Warm Tater at Joanns, I have a bag of another brand that also claims it's microwave safe Pellon Wrap N Zap. Besides using 100% cotton fabric it's important to use 100% cotton thread.

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Date: 11/7/13 8:13 PM

This website says that W&N contains a polyester scrim on one side. Click here. Scroll down to "Cotton/Polyester."

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Date: 11/8/13 11:00 AM

What is a tater bag?

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2007 fabric in: 7 1/2 yards; sewn: 7 yds
2008 fabric in, 23 yards; sewn 20 yds; given away 6 yds
2009 fabric in 41 1/4 yds, sewn 29 yds, given away 22 1/2 yds
2010 fabric in 91 1/2 yds, sewn 27 yds, given away 1 1/2 yds;
2011 fabric in: 55 yd.; sewn: 21 yd; given away: 20 yd
2012 fabric in: 60 1/4 yd., sewn 25 1/4 yds, given away 16 yds, thrown away 3 yds scraps; UFOs completed: 7
2013 fabric in: 28 yds; sewn 25.7 yds.; given away 5 1/2 yd.s; projects 8, UFOs 4

2014 fabric in: 40.5 yd
2014 fabric sewn: 16 1/2 yd
2014 fabric given away: 8 1/2 yd
2014 projects completed: striped maxi skirt, bl/wh maxi dress, brown/turquoise sweater-knit tunic
2014 projects started: turquoise tank dress, tank dress,
2014 UFOs completed: 9 (5 small gift bags, pieced & quilted table runner, blue/wh maxi dress, silk infinity scarf, blue squares sm. quilt)

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Date: 11/8/13 11:41 AM

Why not use a zip and steam bag by Glad to make the "baked potatoes"?

http://www.ziploc.com/Products/Pages/ZipSteamMicrowaveCookingBags.aspx
-- Edited on 11/8/13 11:45 AM --

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Date: 11/8/13 12:36 PM

I've heard of people buying these at craft shows and the inevitable "burn" episode; I just wrap mine in clear stretch wrap and they come out just fine :)

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