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lady_41701
« on: March 27, 2010 06:29:48 PM »

I posted this in the occasions and holiday section  for Mother's Day because I made this for my Mom for a mother's day gift. Thought you might would like to see it in this section to.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342609.0
This link is for a round/oblong carrier, with tute.
I also made one to fit a 9x13 cake pan.

This one is made from recycled sheets, a bath towel for liner and there is wooden dowel across the long sides under the handle so that it supports and holds shape.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010 09:26:51 PM »

That's rather clever!  It would make a nice gift too - a casserole dish, full of yummy goodness and even a carrier to hold it.  Hmm... I might have to use this idea, if you don't mind Smiley 
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010 10:44:28 PM »

Hey thanks for the added idea  Wink to fill the dish with goodies before passing along!
Believe it or not I hadn't really thought of the food....hehehehe Thanks a million
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010 05:48:57 AM »

neat idea Grin

I wonder how it holds up if the load is not heaviest in the middle? Like a half filled casserole? Will it tip over to one side?
That could be fixed by attaching the handles to the "armpits" of the cross shape, so when it is folded up, the handles are attached to the four corners?

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010 05:25:56 PM »

Does it help keep the food in the dish warm? I want an insulated carrier. It this works, then I might just make one instead of buying one  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010 09:28:13 PM »

A few answers....
I haven't really noticed that it will "tip to one side 1/2 filled" because there is wooden dowl running lengthwise where the handles are and the handles are centered for balance (but  I hardly ever return with food). If it did try to go heavy on one end your dish is secured with the inner flaps that have tie straps. Thanks for bringing up that point.

This one does a pretty good job at keeping things warm because it's actually lined. This one is 3 layers thick. The top and bottom fabric and I lined it with a terry bath towel. So with the 2 layers of cotton fabric and the towel in the center it makes it pretty thick. I guess it would depend on your fabric/ lining choice as to how well it holds heat. I made this from stash on hand supplies (hence the recycled lining...hehhehe). These materials make it machine washable friendly too. Just remember to slide out the dowl before tossing in the wash.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010 12:06:39 AM »

Nice! This would be great for potlucks.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010 06:44:04 PM »

What a great idea, I'm going to have to make one. I suppose if one were really worried about the food staying really warm we could line it with that stuff used in oven mitts...
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010 04:25:05 AM »

Awesome. Totally neccesary, but I never thought about making one. Would be a very nice bridal shower gift.
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