The Warm Company created a batting called Warm Tater. It is 100% natural cotton that has not been chemically treated. This makes it ideal for cooking potatoes, corn, rolls or warming tortillas in the microwave.
The directions for making these bags are available on The Warm Company website, www.warmcompany.com
Tater batting is available at Moore’s Sewing Centers.
The directions are for a 10” square bag. However, I decided to measure my microwave oven first to find the proper size for my potato bag.
Supplemental instructions for the potato bag I made follow.
1. Measure your microwave oven first to determine the size of your bag.
2. Cut the fabric and batting to the proper size.
3. Prepare to mark quilting lines on the right-side of the outer fabric. Note that the maximum spacing is 5” per manufacturer’s recommendations.
4. Using a ruler and chalk, I marked my quilting lines at a 45 degree angle. Then I stitched along the marked lines.
5. I serged the 3 layers of the bag together on ALL sides with a 4 thread overlock stitch.
6. To create the hems on the narrow edges, I folded the fabric to the lining side 3/4”. My straight stitch was lengthened to 3.0.
7. An easy way to create an even overlap of the hemmed ends is to stack one hem stitching line over the other and pin along the stitching line. With the hemmed ends pinned to each other, center the pins along the unsewn edges so that the distance is the same to each fold. Then, pin the sides together.
8. Sew the side seams.