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skoo
« on: October 19, 2010 12:35:10 PM »

I got the idea for heating pads here years ago and gave them away as gifts one Christmas (thanks guys!)

Now I'm thinking of making some pocket warmers for my friends in Canada who are freezing.  I used rice in my last ones, but I know you can use other things as well.

Two questions:
1.  What is the best filling for heating pads? Rice was a little prickly for me.
2.  Can I use felt or something like that to make them?  I want to make hearts and have them nice and soft.  If not then can you recommend another soft fabric that would work? (I know they're supposed to be cotton but I don't know much about fabric)

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!
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Confuzzle
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010 12:56:35 PM »

We make them with deer corn (dried feeder/field corn). The grains are much larger and will hold heat longer.

You can use any fabric with natural fibers, but make sure it won't melt in the microwave before using it! Cotton is recommended because it generally won't melt/burn/make funny smells after a couple of minutes in the microwave.
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skoo
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010 01:12:43 PM »

Thanks Confuzzle.  Where do you get your field corn? Is it smoother than rice?
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010 02:02:21 PM »

It's sold as deer corn here - just dried kernels of corn, like what you would use to plant in a garden. Since it's deer season in a lot of places, or coming close to deer season, a lot of stores with a hunting/sporting goods section might have it.

It's got a completely different texture than rice. Something like comparing seed beads to pony beads. Corn is not necessarily as prickly or poke-y as rice, but some people don't like the larger kernels.
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skoo
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010 05:25:36 PM »

Thanks I appreciate our help!
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