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    Microwave Bowl Holder

    Finally made my first microwave bowl holder, I had to wait till I could purchase some "Wrap N Zap". Didn't want to use the white thread but that's all I had of 100% cotton. They're so fast and easy I think I'll make a few more. Hope you enjoy.
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    TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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    I Love It !!!!!!!!!!!!
    It really turned out great....
    I need to make some of those.......
    bopeep
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      #3
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      I'm not really crazy about the points on the top, I'm thinking about rounding the top off on the next one. Not sure how it'll work...but I may give it a try.
      TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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        Originally posted by Genny View Post
        I'm not really crazy about the points on the top, I'm thinking about rounding the top off on the next one. Not sure how it'll work...but I may give it a try.
        Genny - I think it looks great. I haven't tried one yet but wondered about the points. Maybe if we trim each corner after it is layered and before it is sewn together it would give it a better look. Sort of trimming off a half square triangle. Might need to go to my sewing space and tinker with it. Will let you know how that works out.
        Gerri

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          #5
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          Great color choices!!

          I LOVE the points at the top on mine - it's primarily where I grab when I'm taking it out of the microwave.

          I've made several of these as gifts for Christmas and now I'm hearing - "I never even knew these existed, but now I can't live without them"
          - Phyllis :)

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            #6
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            This is a really dumb question....but here goes "What exactly do you cook in it and how?"

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              I have individual size bowls (small with handles on the side) and lock & lock's (Tupperware like container) - I put left overs in the bowl, bowl into the microwave bowl, whole thing into the microwave and cook - when it's done, you don't have to touch the hot serving bowl - just grab a corner of the fabric microwave bowl and your good to go.

              I do this for lunch almost every day and I find that I can hold the whole thing in my hand and it's not hot at all.
              - Phyllis :)

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                #8
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                It's really cute!.I haven't made one yet. I didn't know you had to use cotton thread?
                🌺 Lorie

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                  #9
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                  I received one from forum member and I love it. The bowl I use for hot cereal fits in it perfectly and no more hot fingers.
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                    #10
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                    I know it is simple, but will you post the directions? I would like one that has that great shape - like yours!

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                      Originally posted by Beverly View Post
                      I know it is simple, but will you post the directions? I would like one that has that great shape - like yours!

                      Microwave Bowl Pot Holder | Seams Happy
                      TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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                        Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
                        It's really cute!.I haven't made one yet. I didn't know you had to use cotton thread?
                        I really wasn't sure about the 100% cotton thread but I do know that you're supposed to use 100% cotton batting so I guess I just thought I should use 100% cotton thread. My "Wrap N Zap" batting is 100% cotton.
                        TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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                          I can't remember where I found the directions, but I have it to memory....

                          Materials = 2 10" fabric squares and 2 10" warm and natural batting squares (I believe the batting must be 100% cotton, I think poly might melt in the microwave)

                          Place the fabric on the batting and sew 2 diagonal lines (from corner to opposite corner, then between the other 2 corners) - this will keep the fabric/batting together - do this for both pieces

                          Fold the square in half (batting side out) and mark a dart - (I have mine folded so the fold is on the right - I'm left handed so this may seem backwards to some) - mark on top 1" from the right, and 2.25" down along the fold - draw a line between the 2 dots and stitch on that line. - do this on all 4 sides of each of the 2 fabric/batting pieces - then cut off the remaining fabric from the dart (I leave a really small seam allowance, like 1/8" because you will be putting the 2 pieces together at this point and I find more than 1/8" makes it a bit bulky there)

                          Put the 2 pieces right sides together, pin (I pin at the corners and the darts) and stitch all the way around, leaving an opening to turn it right-side out - personally, I use a HUGE seam allowance here (as this will be the edges of the finished bowl and I like to have that part a little 'beefier' when I'm taking the bowl out of the microwave), so I do at least a 1/2" seam, if not a little more

                          Trim the corners and snip into the seam allowance at the darts (making sure not to cut the seam you just stitched) turn the bowl right-side out, press, ladder stitch the opening closed, then do a 1/4" topstitch all the way around

                          That's it - your done - takes me about half an hour to get one done - it's so easy. I hope these instructions made sense (I've never written directions out before)

                          Good Luck and have fun!
                          - Phyllis :)

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                            #14
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                            Sew very cute.
                            HUGS,
                            Lenore


                            "I'm not crazy. My Mother had me tested." (Dr Sheldon Cooper)

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                              #15
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                              I love it! And would also love directions if you would share . But I do have one dumb question - is wrap and zap the same is the stuff used to make potholders? I haven't heard of it before? Where do you buy it?

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