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« on: August 26, 2007 09:12:42 PM »

I wanted to make a lunch bag but I don't know how I would make it so that it insulates. I plan to put vinyl on the outside and the inside in case of spills, but what should I use between the outside panel and the inside panel so that it keeps everything cool? Someone told me to use batting and make it kind of quilt-like, but I was trying to find something less...messy?
Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 03:10:02 AM »

I made my daughter an insulated lunch bag for the new school year.  I found a thermal batting at my local fabric store (Hancock's).  It is called Insul-Bright (by The Warm Company) and is designed specifically for keeping things hot/cold.  The cost was very inexpensive ($3.99/yd USD), and it's at least 45" wide, if not wider.  I found it easy to work with, and so far it's working great in her lunch bag.  I found it in the section where quilt batting is sold.  It's on a wide roll.

I hope you are successful finding it!

FYI - For the exterior of her bag I used a 100% cotton, and the interior is remnants of flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth fabric.  There has been no leakage to this point.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 02:15:03 PM »

actually thanks! that helps me greatly as well. I didn't know they made thermal insulating batting. I'll be on the look out. I was just going to use normal batting...
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007 03:20:00 PM »

I made my daughter an insulated lunch bag for the new school year.  I found a thermal batting at my local fabric store (Hancock's).  It is called Insul-Bright (by The Warm Company) and is designed specifically for keeping things hot/cold.  The cost was very inexpensive ($3.99/yd USD), and it's at least 45" wide, if not wider.  I found it easy to work with, and so far it's working great in her lunch bag.  I found it in the section where quilt batting is sold.  It's on a wide roll.

I hope you are successful finding it!

FYI - For the exterior of her bag I used a 100% cotton, and the interior is remnants of flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth fabric.  There has been no leakage to this point.

Thanks so much for this idea! I know we don't have it at the craft store I work at but I can try to look in the fabric stores in the area. I had no idea they made thermal batting.
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Arus
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007 05:12:38 PM »

I've been looking, but I can't find anything that says thermal batting. Can someone provide a brand name?
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007 05:23:11 PM »

It is called Insul-Bright (by The Warm Company) and is designed specifically for keeping things hot/cold. 

http://www.warmcompany.com/ibpage.html
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007 09:05:54 AM »

Wow!!!! I was just wondering about this, this morning and I found your post and thank you sooooo much!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2007 07:59:23 AM »

easy peasy   Cheesy Cheesy go to :

http://craftandfabriclinks.com/store/insulation_batting.html

hope it helps
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2007 12:20:42 AM »

I recently made this lunch bag and I used the insul-bright stuff and found it very easy to work with. I bought it at Joann's. Good luck with yours.
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