There are several fabrics that you can make awesome bed warmers with, such as cotton chenille, cotton flannel or plain cotton fabric. I prefer chenille or flannel as you want it to be cozy and soft. The fabric should be made from a natural fiber because the synthetic fabric can sweat when the bed warmer is heated. You can make a bed warmer filled with feed corn, rice or buckwheat. Feed corn is recommended, because it is very inexpensive and it apparently stays warm for an exceptionally long time. To heat up your bed warmer, simply put it in the microwave for three to four minutes.
What you will need for this project:
7″ x 21″ 100% cotton chenille
fabric for the front (available from most quilt shops) (or flannel
7″ x 24″ cotton print fabric
for the back (or cotton flannel)
1/2 yard cotton muslin
for inside pillow and to line the cotton print fabric
Seven cups feed corn, buckwheat, or rice
for embellishment, if desired.
Here’s how to make a cozy bed warmer!
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