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Old 11-23-2002, 06:29 PM
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Heat Sock

These feel so good around your neck or anyplace that needs a little TLC.

Put 3 cups of rice in an athletic sock and sew up the top. Heat in microwave a minute of two and put this on your neck while curled up on the couch with a snuggly blanket and a good book!
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Old 11-24-2002, 10:21 PM
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God that sounds good to my aching body. Wish someone would make one for me right now. Looking forward to getting back in the sewing room and whipping up some of these--they'd be great gifts, your could personalize them depending on what sock you chose to use.
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Old 01-13-2003, 06:44 PM
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Ice Packs/Hot Packs Ideas!

Everyone jump right into this topic and make comments.

I love to make these bags. I also make them out of material and stuff with rice and then make another bag to go over it so you can wash the outside bag. You can heat these up in microwave for a nice heating pad. Also if you make one out of a long tube sock can put around your neck when it is cold outside!

I also make these for cold packs, just stuff with rice and put in freezer. Can make these any sizes.

I like to make mine out of flannel material, nice and soft to your skin.

Thanks again and would love to hear from more crafty friends, you can private message me or just reply to this thread!

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Old 01-14-2003, 05:00 AM
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Thanks!

Thanks for the idea! I'm definately going to make some of these! First I'll make one for my aching neck and then I'll whip some up for Chirstmas gifts! I like the idea of putting another bag over it to make it washable and also personalized! Thanks again! I better get to work!

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Old 01-14-2003, 05:03 AM
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What kind of rice?

Do you use the instant rice or just regular rice to stuff these or doesn't it matter? And can you stuff the whole thing instead of using just 3 cups? That doesn't sound like it would be enough. I guess it would depend on how big it is.

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Old 01-14-2003, 03:45 PM
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Rice Bags

Come on everyone, jump on in to share ideas. This is fun!

I use regular rice and buy the big bag! It depends on the size that you make as to how much rice you add to the bag, just use your own judgement as I make different sizes. Remember you can use them for cold and hot packs! very good!!!

The easy way to fill a tube sock with rice is with a funnel! That way you can hold the sock between your legs and just fill them!

I also have taken a tube sock and cut in 4 sections, sew each up on one side fill with rice and sew shut!

Would love to hear from others on thoughts!

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Old 01-15-2003, 04:18 AM
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Thanks Craftybear. I am going to make some of these for gifts to have on hand. Everyone gets an ache or pain every once in a while!

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Old 01-15-2003, 07:12 AM
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hot packs

I love the rice hot packs. I have a couple "flat ones" to use on hubby's sore back at night, a smaller one just incase we need a hot compress, and a tube one for necks. However, if you can get your hands it somewhere, buckwheat is nice alternative to rice. Those of you that have rice packs know that the rice tends to have a cooked smell to it after you heat it up. I really like the buckwheat because it heats up the same, but doesn't smell. My two flat packs have the buckwheat. If there is an agricultural livstock grain and feed store near you, that's where you can look for the buckwheat.
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Old 01-15-2003, 08:02 AM
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Pinkie Winky Hot Packs/Cold Packs

Everyone, thanks for jumping in but we still need others to reply to this thread. I also have seen them filled with corn!

I found a site on the internet and they had good ideas for these, will see if I can find them and if so will post to let everyone share in other ideas.

You can make the wraps that goes around your neck a nice big pouch then on the ends will be skinny long piece of material to use to wrap and tie around your neck.

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Old 05-03-2003, 12:11 AM
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I bought one simular to this a bunch of years ago... It has dried corn (like you'd find at animal feed stores) in it. It's made of cotten matterial, and has some kind of soothing and relaxing scent to it... It's not lavender, but it really smells sooooo good.

At the same time I bought this one, I bought an eye soother too. It's made of silk material, and had flax seeds inside. (you put it in a plastic baggie in the fridge for about two or three hours) It's wonderful. The flax is so light on your eyelids, it feels like it's floating.

Just thought I'd share.
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