QOTD - Insul-Bright
Have you used Insul-Bright and, if you have, what did you use it for?
Insul-Bright looks like batting and sews the same, but it's also an insulating material. Great for pot holders, lining curtains on sunny windows, or any place you want to reflect heat or cold. I've read that crafty campers like to make liners for the bottom of tents and sleeping bags.
I like to use it in place of regular batting on table runners so you always have a place to put that hot casserole. The company recommends using an extra layer of cotton batting on potholders to avoid burns but even with one layer of Insul-Bright it works if you are using a heavier fabric like Sunbrella for the pot holder.
NOTE: It contains mylar with a metal coating so you CAN NOT use it in a microwave! It would be sparky!
For table runners I put the thicker batting side down and the shiny metallic side up. Heat is reflected up so hot dishes retain heat better and the batting protects the table. Connecting Threads runs sales on all their batting from time to time and this one is included when they do.
I haven't done it yet, but I'm thinking of making simple blankets for the dog and cat beds - Sunbrella or other outdoor canvas material for the outside and Insul-Bright on the inside. Easy to clean and nice for old arthritic animals who could use a little extra warmth.
Here is a link that might be useful: Insul-Bright