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« on: June 18, 2008 05:23:09 AM »

What do you do when you have woken up for the 5th (?) day in a row with a migraine? SEW!

You will need these two ingredients:

Be sure that you are not using Boil in a bag rice or anything like that as it could catch fire in the microwave (or so I've read). For the herbs, they are optional...I only wish I had some dried lavender but the Sleepy Time will do because of the Chamomile in it.

Basic pattern:

I actually used a spray startch can for the size but then realized that would be too small so I added 1/3" around the edges. Then I sewed them with 1/4" seams. The space at the top should be around 1.5" then tightly and closely whip stitch it when it's filled. My fabric was a flannel that I would marry if it were a person (shh, don't tell my husband Cheesy), then I used some plain black cotton for the opposite side. I filled it about 2/3 of the way (you don't want it too packed) with the rice (I think I used about a 1/2c, I had to add extra seeing that 1/4c was too little) and tea/herb mix (I used half a packet for mine).

One more little important step:

Do a small row of reinforcement stitches then clip in the center so it's more flexible.

Heat in the microwave for 1 minute and enjoy!!  Grin

Edit: Ok that didn't actually get rid of the migraine...but it still felt nice. And if anyone decides to make a small one like mine...30 seconds to heat is all you need.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008 06:36:28 AM »

Great job!  And I hope you are feeling better. 

« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008 07:51:54 AM »

These work SO WELL for sinus headaches.

((((((migrane)))))) poor you!

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008 08:41:04 AM »

 Wink Awesome fabric - and I totally sympathize with ya on the stupid migranes......my neurologist's receptionist knows me by name  Embarrassed

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008 12:27:07 PM »

good idea, my son's grandmother makes "warm buddies" same idea just a small pillow. My kids love them!

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008 08:53:14 PM »

This is awesome!  My mom makes ones that are just rectangles with rice to use as hot packs for your back and for cramps... love the tea being in it !  Smiley
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2008 06:41:10 AM »

This is awesome!  My mom makes ones that are just rectangles with rice to use as hot packs for your back and for cramps... love the tea being in it !  Smiley

I ended up making a rectangular one last night after my husband came home with a headache and I still had mine. They work so good!
Thanks for all the comments Smiley
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008 05:13:19 PM »

Hi I love making rice bags! I use flax seed and lavender too!

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2008 05:48:12 AM »

Hi I love making rice bags! I use flax seed and lavender too!

Cool, I've never heard of using flax seed before. Does it hold the heat better than rice?
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008 08:00:40 PM »

Sounds heavenly.  I feel for you when it comes to migraines, I get them quite often too.  I think I will make one of these.  Thank you for the tip Smiley

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