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TheWomanMonster
« on: March 02, 2007 06:43:02 PM »

Well I know all my friends and especially my sweetie are tired of hearing me whine when I get cramps or aches and pains.

So I made myself a comfy heat pad out of a cool cotton flannel fabric I got at my local quilting store earlier today.

Plus it was an excuse to use the sewing machine. Wink

Fabric: Printed Cotton.
Filling: 5 cups long grain brown rice + crushed dried mint leaves. Mmmm. Minty.

Only took me about 20 minutes all together and I had to hand stitch it closed because I'm totally inept at that sort of thing on the machine. I'm such a sewing newbie. *laughs*

But I'm so proud of me!

Mmmm Minty.
And a close up of my inept hand stitched edging and the neat fabric.

Are you proud of me too?
Ah... at least the rice stays in and I'm not whining. *winks*
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007 12:30:07 PM »

ohhh! How nice! I wish that i had something like that. I bet the mint adds a nice touch too! Cheesy
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TheWomanMonster
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007 02:41:19 PM »

wow someone replied! hehe.
it's great I use it all the time,
the mint smell is faded now,
but next time I'll just make it with more.

Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007 04:35:57 PM »

I bought one of those at a Farmer's Market- but mine is filled with corn- it stays warm soooo long. When you nuke it, it smells like corn, which is good cause I'm in from the Mid-west  Smiley. I'm making some of these for my family for Christmas.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007 04:40:18 PM »

I bought one of those at a Farmer's Market- but mine is filled with corn- it stays warm soooo long. When you nuke it, it smells like corn, which is good cause I'm in from the Mid-west  Smiley. I'm making some of these for my family for Christmas.

Corn? How does that work? I'm so confused. ha ha Cheesy
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TheWomanMonster
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007 04:42:31 PM »

Corn? How does that work? I'm so confused. ha ha Cheesy

Same way that rice, barley and dried lentils does. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2007 04:44:45 PM »

ha ha i just had a stupid moment, for some reason i was thinking of fresh corn. Duh! ha ha
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TheWomanMonster
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2007 04:45:46 PM »

*cackles*
holy that would be something!

I'm having one of those days too, it's ok. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2007 05:44:38 PM »

mint, what a good idea! i never thought to put it in a heating pad. it's brilliant!
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2007 06:00:20 PM »

I bet lavender would be pleasant too.
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2007 07:35:59 PM »

Maybe a couple of drops of essential oil will last longer than mint leaves? Oatmeal smells really nice when it's heated too, especially with a little cinnamon and some cloves.

Nice job! So much cozier than a hot water bottle.
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2007 09:41:30 AM »

I bought one at a craft show that had the corn in it. I loved it! Problem was, so did my dog, and unfortunately, I can't wash it now. Darnit!

I have made some of these with rice and fresh lavendar and I love them! I think, though, that it would be easier if there was a way to leave one end where you could open it. That way you could replace the insides to refresh your scents, like the mint and lavendar. I'm just clueless on ideas on how to leave it accessable. You wouldn't want a zipper, because it would get too hot.

Any ideas??

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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2007 10:49:00 AM »

How do you heat it? Do you have to put it in a special heating bag before you make a cover for it?  I have terrible back pains from surgery and I would love to make one!!

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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2007 04:38:13 PM »

I make a muslin bag and put the rice and/or corn in and sew it shut.  Then I make a cover for it.  I have used flannel, cotton and washcloths for the cover.  Some covers I have used velcro to hold it closed but the last few I have just overlapped the fabric at the opening by an inch or so and it has worked fine.
You heat them by putting them in a microwave.  How long depends on the size of the bag.  The bags I have made out of a piece of 12x 12 fabric I heat for 3 minutes.  I have some old ones that I have made by filling a sock with rice and I heat them for 2 minutes.  Experiment by heating the bag for 1 minute then 2 if that is not enough and so on.
Fabric is of course flamable so do not leave these unattended.
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2007 04:44:06 PM »

How do you heat it? Do you have to put it in a special heating bag before you make a cover for it?  I have terrible back pains from surgery and I would love to make one!!


You nuke it. I did my corn one for about 4 minutes- BUT REMEMBER, all microwaves are different, that may be too long for you, or not enough. Don't get burned! After that, it stays hot/warm for a loooong time.
I bought one at a craft show that had the corn in it. I loved it! Problem was, so did my dog, and unfortunately, I can't wash it now. Darnit!

I have made some of these with rice and fresh lavendar and I love them! I think, though, that it would be easier if there was a way to leave one end where you could open it. That way you could replace the insides to refresh your scents, like the mint and lavendar. I'm just clueless on ideas on how to leave it accessable. You wouldn't want a zipper, because it would get too hot.

Any ideas??


mine has a pillowcase on it, You can nuke it w/ or w/out it on- If you sewed a pocket on the interior of the case and closed it w/ say velcro, you could maybe switch out the lavender or mint or whatever. Then, after you heat it, put the case (with the lav) back on & it'll probably warm it enough to release the smell
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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2007 12:47:16 PM »

I have never thought of using mint in one of these, what a great idea! I have made a few that are filled with non-food grade flaxseed and some dried lavender and they are so cozy. The flannel is a great idea too!
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2007 08:08:46 AM »

I needed one quickly and all I had in the house to fill it was cream of wheat (dry!). It is so soft and smells like my childhood Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2007 07:47:17 PM »

Oh yummy, Cream of Wheat. That's a cool idea. May have to try one that way.
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2007 04:08:01 PM »

I love rice bags. I have made tons. Everyone at work wants one since the office is SOO cold and I always put in dried lavender to ease the tension of a long day! These are also great on cold nights. I heat mine really hot then put it under the sheets at the foot of the bed! It feels so good!
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2007 07:27:56 PM »

this might be a silly question... but if you make one with corn and then leave it in the microwave for too long...do you get popcorn?  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2007 06:46:45 AM »

this might be a silly question... but if you make one with corn and then leave it in the microwave for too long...do you get popcorn?  Cheesy
You should use field corn I think it's also known as deer corn, or feed corn. It doesn't pop. Grin
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2007 03:18:46 PM »

I have one of these, but it is U shaped to go aroung your neck.  I love it for cramps, but I put it on my back instead of my tummy.  I should make a rectangular one instead.
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2007 03:21:24 PM »

I have one of these, but it is U shaped to go aroung your neck.  I love it for cramps, but I put it on my back instead of my tummy.  I should make a rectangular one instead.


Hmmmmm. maybe I'll make a U shaped one to try... good idea, thanks!
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2008 11:29:58 PM »

Thread Necromancy!

My Minty Rice Heating Bag is still amazing.
My Husband loved it so much I made him one filled with rice and oats.
His is longer and rectangular so that it fits across his shoulder and neck.

Very cool and very useful little things!

I hope anyone that made their own loves it as much as I do!

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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2008 09:16:24 PM »

I'm curious how thick and how heavy these are?  Is one type of filling significantly lighter than others?  I'd like one for my cramps, which I feel through my back.  Currently I use an electric heating pad and completely disregard directions by sleeping on top of it or tucking it under my t-shirt so I can sleep on my side, too.  But it's hazardous and probably wasteful of energy so if I could make one of these thin enough to be comfortable and stiff enough to hold it's shape while I laid on my side then I'd like to switch over.  I have the hot water bottle cover that my mom made for me when I was a kid, but think a hot water bottle would be too thick to have under my back when laying on my back.
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