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microwaveable rice-filled warmers

jjsews | Posted in The Archives on

In which issue is the article on making microwavable rice-filled neck/bed warmers? I remember muslin and rice, but not the formula.


  1. Palady | | #1

    Woodruff - thank you for posting an excellent source for the ... bags.


  2. alotofstitches | | #2

    the "rice bags" need to be

    the "rice bags" need to be made from 100% fabric since synthetics may burn you.  I use 45" washed flannel, cut 12" wide across the fabric width.  I sew and turn leaving the long side open and then sew 4 sections, filling each with 1/2 c long grain rice.  Sew those sections closed by sewing across the length of the bag, leaving the top 4 sections open for filling.  Add 1/2 cup to each of those sections then close the long side.  We make this side for our Senior church members.  My personal bags are made from 60" flannel so that I can sew 5 sections across  for a total of 10.  That size will fit a large man better and wraps completely around knees.  I've also used cotton corduroy.

    1. stillsuesew | | #3

      Instead of rice, I use small pearl tapioca.  It holds the heat really well and has no odor and is very flexible.  Mine are about 6" by 14" to lay around the neck.

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    pfaffie7570 | | #4

    Several years ago I made rice bags to use as a heating pad. I live in a humid climate and after 4-5 days the rice began to smell. I trashed the rice, bag, and all.

  4. JoanGZ | | #5

    heating without microwaving

    This Christmas I returned to issue 99 and the article on making body wraps. One of the recipients thanked me, then asked if I knew an alternate way to heat it as she did not have a microwave. What do you think? Perhaps a double-boiler? Thanks!

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