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Making Microwaveable Rice Bags
TrixieSews
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Date: 2/24/11 10:54 PM

I want to make some fleece microwaveable rice bags and embellish them with my embroidery machine. Is there any concern with microwaving rayon or poly thread? Would one be better than the other, or is this project a bad idea?

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Date: 2/24/11 11:14 PM

I think I would just stick with cotton

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Date: 2/24/11 11:58 PM

I would probably stick to cotton also.

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Date: 2/25/11 0:09 AM

I've made lots of corn warmers. I use 100% cotton for the bag with whatever thread is handy. The one in my lap now is serged, so 100% poly thread. It's been well used for 2 years with no apparent damage to the thread.

I prefer corn to rice. The corn is a larger grain with a high moisture content so I holds the heat much longer. I buy grain corn at the farm feed store. Use 4 cups in a bag, microwave 2min a few times to season, then 1:30 for snuggling with, enjoy!

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Date: 2/25/11 1:20 AM

Amy-May, thanks so much for the tips! I didn't know about seasoning, or where to get corn, so was going with the rice bags. I have one rice bag & one corn bag, & I am sure the corn bag has a poly cover. I was planning on serging the interior bag, but I didn't think about serger thread being poly. Thanks to everyone who replied!

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Sewing with a Singer 5822 for 30+ years, just not often! Also home to a Bernina 830 Electronic Record, and my newest additions, an Elnita T-Lock and a Brother SE-270D, affectionately named "Tigger".

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Date: 2/25/11 4:48 AM

Like Amy-May I use cotton covers and any old thread. I use rice, but when you say corn Amy-May, you mean the yellow stuff that comes on large cobs, not wheat?

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Date: 2/25/11 5:16 AM

I make wheat bags.The bags I make from corduroy.I haven't used embroidery on mine,poly i think would be ok.

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Date: 2/25/11 1:16 PM

What size are the bags for 4 cups of corn? I got one of these from a neighbor for Christmas and I love it! Corn is much better than rice or anything else I have tried.

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Date: 2/25/11 1:38 PM

I would think corn would get moldy?? I know it does in mixtures of horse feed if it's not stored right. Doesn't the moisture of heating it in the microwave mold? Just wondering.

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Date: 2/25/11 1:42 PM

I have one corn bag and one rice bag. The rice bag is nice, and I haven't tried comparing them to see if one stays warm longer than the other, but I have NO problem with mold. I believe the reason you use feed corn is that it has been dehydrated to some degree, so as long as you don't get it wet it's fine (same with the rice). One thing I like about the corn is that it does have a nice earthy aroma when heated. Not terribly noticeable, but it's there. I may use some lavender essential oil in the fabric, as well.

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