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    Micro wave bowls

    I see that the microwave bowls are an item for Christmas gifts. I have a question about them. How do you get them to retain there shape after they've been washed ?. They looked like funny pot holders,after the wash. Cotton batting was bunched too. I followed the instructions to the letter so. I was really disappointed. Kathy
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    The ones I have made washed just fine, but I did a FMQing meander all over both sides before sewing them together and not just an X from corner to corner.
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      #3
      Re: Micro wave bowls

      I didn't have a problem when I washed mine. I would check the quilting instructions for the batting you used. I only had to quilt from corner to corner - I think I did it on each piece separately before joining the pieces together. But perhaps your batting had to be quilted closer together.
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        #4
        Re: Micro wave bowls

        They have darts in the sides (one on each side) and that helps them to keep their shape.
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          Like Sylvia, I stitch each side corner to corner. I do this on each piece before assembly; so... I have two units that consist of one fabric square and one batting square - each one gets stitching corner to corner, then I add darts as Pat mentioned, then I assemble. Then, when I turn them right side out - they get topstitched all around. Trust me when I say that my batting is not going anywhere They hold their shape fine when washed.

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            #6
            Re: Micro wave bowls

            I add a CD size circle of extra batting in the center and just quilt the circle area. My potholders go in washing machine and dryer and come out fine.
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              #7
              Re: Micro wave bowls

              Here are the instructions I use to make these bowl pot holders. After rereading, I realize that not only do I stitch from corner to corner, I also stitch down the middle in both directions, then make the darts.

              http://www.seamshappy.com/2012/08/13...wl-pot-holder/
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                #8
                Re: Micro wave bowls

                Thanks for all your suggestions . Your suggestions pretty much covered all the instructions, so I don't know what went wrong. Going to try again as soon as I find the batting. Hopefully, this time they won't limp out after washing. Thanks again Kathy
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                  #9
                  Re: Micro wave bowls

                  I forgot, I also do the corner to corner stitching as well!
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