Looking for the best batting for oven mitts?
I recently made my own oven mitts and spent a little while researching the best materials to use and safest batting to use. I was very aware that the oven mitts would need to be safe and heatproof in order to be effective.
I decided to put my research and tried and tested products into a handy post for you to decide which would be best for you, your price point and your project.
4 Best Batting For Oven Mitts
I searched through a numerous amounts of blog, forums and websites to try and find the best batting for oven mitts so I could be assured that I was making the right call on my own oven mitts.
Each batting is different to the next and will have a different effect and width and price point. I laid out the pros and cons and things to note if you are using that product so you don’t have any nasty surprises along the way.
Let’s look at the 4 best batting for oven mitts!
Insul-Bright Heat Resistant
This is by far the most used and recommended batting for oven mitts.
Insul – Bright is a foil layer which provides heat protection. Due to the material being made from foil it is not suitable for microwaves.
The insul-bright is a thinner batting that is more like a layer of interfacing, use as a second layer next the fabric layer and add a layer of wadding after that.
That way you can be assured that you hand is protected by 4 layers of fabric and batting from the heat.
It is a thin layer and so still requires a layer of batting still to give the oven mitt some cushioning and padding.
Buy Here: Warm Company Insul-Bright Wadding
Pellon Wrap-N-Zap 100% Natural Cotton Batting
I was totally intrigued with the Pellon wrap-n-zap batting due to its quality for being able to be microwaved.
Though I don’t seem many of us needing to microwave our oven mitts it was a good thought that hot plates will be touching the placemats. So this particular quality made me think that this is one of the best batting for oven mitts.
I always advise caution when using the items, though it states microwave safe, please exercise caution and safety measures.
Pellon is a reputable brand and is used worldwide, they have a variety of battings available but this was the one I thought best suited to placemats.
The batting does come with a warning that it is no fireproof or flame retardant. There is also a warning that the 100% cotton batting will shrink 3-5%. You can preshrink your batting before using and wash on a cool wash once used in your project.
I asked for this advise in a number of forums and groups before compiling tried and tested products.
One of the most common answers was to use an old wool jumper to create the batting. Still using 100% cotton fabric on the exterior pieces but using the wool as the batting.
A quality I didn’t know was that wool is treated so that if it was to catch fire it naturally goes out. Surprisingly making it a good batting for oven mitts.
You can hot wash down a wool jumper to create a felted version to use as your batting for oven mitts.
This is a tried and tested technique used by many. While it isn’t completely fireproof/flame proof, non of the options are.
The bonus with the wool option is that the thickness will stay the same for a longer period of time, giving you full coverage while wearing the oven mitts.
Warm and Natural 100% Cotton Batting
Another fan favourite for many who make quilts and often use batting for projects. Many who make oven mitts work with 100% cotton batting, 100% cotton fabric and 100% cotton thread.
The properties in 100% cotton are safer to use on warm – hot objects. I will also mention that this batting should not be put in the microwave or oven.
This brand does occur some shrinkage but many people who use it haven’t noticed too much of a difference. If you wish to you can pre-shrink the batting to stop this happening later on.
Tip: DO NOT USE POLYESTER BATTING. Polyester is likely to melt, smoke and carried a much higher risk of causing an accident as it is not a pure natural material.
Check your batting is 100% cotton before buying and using.
The batting isn’t fusible but is highly recommended for quilters and home projects. It is super easy to use and create a soft cushion within your placemats.
You can find these in different sizes to suit different quilt sizes such as a cot, double and queen. The cotton gives the batting a nice feel and cushion texture. It isn’t thick and is generally quite thin which makes it a great batting for oven mitts.
These are the best batting for oven mitts, I hope you have found this useful and has given you plenty of options for your oven mitts.