InsulBright By The Warm Company

I’ve used InsulBright now for a few projects. Nothing outside the realm of the quilted potholder, but I’ve got that one down with this product. I don’t really need a casserole insulator at this time, but I could see using it for that down the road.

Sew, Mama, Sew!
Sew, Mama, Sew!

I’ve used it for the Sew, Mama, Sew! BOM Potholder project, and I brought it back out this Mother’s Day for even more, and finally finished off Le Purple.

Le Purple
Le Purple

I like the weight of it. The instructions are to have the top, the InsulBright, low loft cotton batting such as their own Warm & Natural, and then the bottom. It’s thick to work with, but once it’s together and an actual potholder, it’s surprisingly thin. I know that defies logic, but it’s true.

It has this crinkly sound to it- it’s almost like it is made of one of those thermal blankets you find in emergency kits. In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked if that is what they used to make it. It was weird at first, but now I like it. It’s subtle, but there.

The one caveat if you’re going to use it. It dumps a TON of lint in your machine. Well, my machine. I cleaned before making the purple potholder. I thought, “DANG, my machine has hairballs!” when I cleaned it out.

Then, I made Le Purple. Just Le Purple. Nothing else.

And I opened up Ms. Viking again.

Linty
Linty Under Bobbin

Oh, that’s nothing….look at this:

Viking Hairball
Viking Hairball

There were at least 4 good clumps that size. From one potholder. I dug it out from under the feed dogs and bobbin area.

Will this detract me from using InsulBright in the future? No way.

Will I make sure I clean it every stinkin’ time afterwards? Until Ms. Viking starts eating wheatgrass, yes.

Bonus – The Warm Company is only a few miles from me, so I have my Pacific Northwest native pride to think of as well!

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