Scented Hot Pads

Scented Hot Pads

Post by CHRISTINE DENNI » Mon, 15 Sep 1997 04:00:00



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?

Thanks, Chris

 
 
 

Scented Hot Pads

Post by Lynniepo » Fri, 19 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>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?

>Thanks, Chris

Start to Finish on Discovery Channel did these and yeah, they just dumped
ground cinnamon/cloves, what-have-you in the center of a square of quilt
batting. It probably wasn't much more than a teaspoon or so all together.
Then sort of folded it up to keep the contents in place while they slipped
it into a pre-sewn square of fabric. Smooth out the batting, close the
opening, et voil! These were for setting your hot coffee cup on, the heat
releasing the fragrance.
Lynn

 
 
 

Scented Hot Pads

Post by Patricia K. Perkin » Fri, 19 Sep 1997 04:00:00




Quote:



>>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?

>>Thanks, Chris

>Start to Finish on Discovery Channel did these and yeah, they just
>dumped
>ground cinnamon/cloves, what-have-you in the center of a square of
>quilt
>batting. It probably wasn't much more than a teaspoon or so all
>together.
>Then sort of folded it up to keep the contents in place while they
>slipped
>it into a pre-sewn square of fabric. Smooth out the batting, close
>the
>opening, et voil! These were for setting your hot coffee cup on,
>the heat
>releasing the fragrance.
>Lynn

Chris:

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
myself!!

Patty