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« on: February 10, 2009 01:29:29 PM »

I've made several heat pads and have finally figured out a way to sew sections into the pad without breaking the needle! I used the pattern from Martha Stewart's website and added the sections later.

Video instructions from Martha Stewart:
http://www.marthastewart.com/article/homemade-heating-pad

I blog about it in more detail here if you're interested:
http://salihan.com/2009/02/sectioning-homemade-heating-pad/



How do you make your heat pads? What do you fill it with?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009 02:03:47 PM »

I use cherry pits! - If you plan on doing the same (& eating the cherries for the pits) be sure to get off all of the fruit's flesh - or it will burn & smell!! To be safe, I would dry them outdoors for a while.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009 02:45:12 PM »

Good job!  I've used feed corn for heating pads.  I like it cause it stays warmer longer than most fillers.  Where in the world do you get enough cherry pits?  I'm pretty sure I couldn't afford to buy enough cherries to fill a bag - although my kids would be more than happy to eat them!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009 02:58:34 PM »

Silly thisbirdsabsurd, you get cherry pits at The Cherry Pit Store, of course.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009 02:59:58 PM »

Haha... Yeah cherries are quite expensive here too. I've not heard of using corn feed before. Might try that next time. Thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009 03:42:43 PM »

I also use feed corn,make sure you get the whole kernel stuff, not cracked corn.  I got a 50 lb bag for $10 at my local feed store.  I made a ton of heat bags for the holidays and everyone loves them.
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009 03:46:29 PM »

Ooohh ok! Thanks xperimentl!
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009 04:30:04 PM »

I just use rice in mine.
its small and fairly light
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2009 12:06:10 PM »

I've always been curious about this - just ordinary basmati rice? Because that seems too simple to be true [grin]
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2009 12:27:55 PM »

I love microwave heating pads! I use rice and dried lavendar in mine. Both my boyfriend and brother always comment on how good they smell when they are hot.
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