The first day of school, our little group of friends gathered for lunch and a birthday celebration. Laura and most of her family love to cook, so I thought she would enjoy a couple fun potholders.
I followed Elizabeth's tutorial regarding the insides (two layers of batting and some canvas). I have insul-bright, but agree that the crinkly thing is pretty annoying. I tested it out on a pan that I had in a 400deg oven. It worked, but you wouldn't be able to hold the pan for more than a minute before you started to feel warm. Not bad, and much better than the nasty crinkles.
These came out like the runner I made recently. Orange/aqua for one and those fun birds on the other. (For my own reference, they're a little under 8.5" square - a good size for me) I backed both with a gray Ikea home dec print that I love. I think she really liked them!