I want to make scented hot pads and need to know how much spice to put
into a 4 inch pad. Also, do the spices just get put in loosely between
the material and the padding?
>>I want to make scented hot pads and need to know how much spice to
>>into a 4 inch pad. Also, do the spices just get put in loosely
>>the material and the padding?
>Start to Finish on Discovery Channel did these and yeah, they just
>ground cinnamon/cloves, what-have-you in the center of a square of
>batting. It probably wasn't much more than a teaspoon or so all
>Then sort of folded it up to keep the contents in place while they
>it into a pre-sewn square of fabric. Smooth out the batting, close
>opening, et voil! These were for setting your hot coffee cup on,
>releasing the fragrance.
Here's what my Aunt did when she gave us each one
of these a few years ago . . .
She bought French's Mixed Pickling Spices at the grocery
store . . .it's kind of a blend of a zillion different things ;
bay leaves, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, mustard seed, dill,
fennel, etc. She used about 1-2 Tbsp of that *AND* mixed
that with a cup+ of white rice (uncooked of course) for
bulk and weight. The actual Hot pads are about 6"x7-8"
and are stitched initially on 3 sides, and then sections into
3 evenly space 'tube' sections. After each of the 3 sections
were filled, she stitched up the remaining side, and voila!
Actually, it's my favorite hote pad ---- thanks for prompting
me to pursue it's contents! I may have to make some
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