Meet the Insul-Fleece Craft Pack and make a Christmas casserole carrier

Insul-FleeceWe have a hot new product called Insul-Fleece™, a metalized mylar insulated interfacing that comes as a 27″ x 45″ cut in a Craft Pack.

Insul-Fleece

It’s easy to sew through and you can machine wash and tumble dry with no bunching. And with just one craft pack you can make a whole lunch bag, several pot holders, or two of the below handy, dandy Christmas Casserole Carriers featured in Christmas with Possibilities by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith. To get your Insul-Fleece experience underway (as well as get you started on your holiday crafting nice and early this year), read on for the Casserole Carrier project.

Casserole Carrier made with Insul-Fleece

This Casserole Cozy fits an 8" x 8" dish

Holly Casserole Carrier

by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith

Materials and Yardage

Yardage is based on fabric that is at least 42″ wide.

Prewash fabric and Insul-Fleece so carrier will fit after laundering.

  • Fabric: 1 1/8 yards
  • Insul-Fleece: 1 square 15″ x 15″
  • Heavy cardboard: 1 square  7¼” x 7¼”, 4 pieces 2″ x 7¼”

Cutting Fabric

  • Base: 1 square 15″ x 15″ and 1 square 14″ x 14″
  • Center Pocket: 1 piece 9″ x 9½”
  • Side pockets: 4 pieces 6″ x 9″
  • Ties: 8 pieces 1½” x 12″

Directions

Use 1/4˝ seam allowance unless otherwise noted.

1. Layer in order and pin: Insul-Fleece square, 15˝ × 15˝ fabric square right side up, and 14˝ × 14˝ fabric square right side down, and centered.

2. Stitch around the smaller square with a 3⁄8 ˝ seam allowance, leaving 4˝ open on one side for turning. Trim the large square even with the small square. Clip the corners, and turn through the opening so the Insul-Fleece is sandwiched between the fabric layers. Press. Pin the opening closed, and topstitch very close to the entire outside edge of the carrier.

3. Lightly mark a diagonal 2˝ grid on the outside of the carrier, and machine quilt on the lines.

4. Mark the fold lines on the inside of the carrier 21⁄2˝ from each side.

mark fold lines

5. To hem one 9˝ side of the center pocket piece: Press 1⁄2 ˝ to the wrong side, then press 1⁄2 ˝ to the wrong side again. Stitch close to the fold. The pocket should measure 81⁄2˝ high by 9˝ wide.

6. Place the pocket wrong side down on the inside of the carrier, matching the hemmed edge with one marked fold line. Tuck under and pin 3 raw edges to meet the marked fold lines on the carrier. Press the pocket. Stitch the pinned edges very close to the folds.

Place hemmed pocket inside carrier

7. Press the ties in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Unfold. Press the long raw edges in to meet the pressed line. Fold in one end, then refold along the center line. Stitch across the end and along the double-folded edge.

Press and stitch ties

8. Press the side pockets in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, to 3˝ × 9˝. Place one side pocket on the side of the carrier with the fold next to the edge of the center pocket. Tuck under and pin the 3 raw edges to meet the marked fold lines and on the outside edge of the carrier. Press the pocket. Repeat for the other 3 side pockets.

place side pockets

9. Tuck the raw end of a tie under the corner of the side pocket at each corner of the carrier. Pin in place. Stitch the pinned edges of the pockets, catching the ties in the stitching.

stitch pockets catching ties

10. Trim the cardboard pieces slightly, if necessary, to fit the pockets. Slide the cardboard into the pockets. Fold up the sides of carrier, and tie each corner in a bow.

Casserole Carrier

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11 Comments

  1. jennifer
    Posted December 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Wal*Mart had it for $6.47 a yard, bought a couple yards for projects:)

  2. Danielle Dews
    Posted February 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    In answer to your question, Sandy, YES.

  3. Sandy
    Posted February 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Is Insul-fleece the same thing as insul-bright just different companys?

  4. Danielle Dews
    Posted September 9, 2010 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Armida, No right or wrong sides to keep track of with Insul-Fleece – you can put either side toward the heated object!

  5. SewCal Gal
    Posted September 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like a great product. Looking forward to creating with it.

  6. SewCal Gal
    Posted September 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like a great product. Looking forward to creating wi

  7. Armida
    Posted September 3, 2010 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Does Insul-Fleece have a right and wrong side? If I want to use it to keep heat IN which side should I put toward the heated object? One side is shinier than the other and I just wanted to get some clarification.

    I can’t wait to try this new product. It is so light and flexible and looks like a dream to sew. I’m very enthusiastic about the washability too.

    Thanks!

  8. Posted September 3, 2010 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    It’s shipping this month to a variety of distributors and retailers, you should be able to find it in your local quilt shop very soon. You can also order it online at ctpub.com

  9. Posted September 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Lisa,

    Thanks for the info. Where will I be able to find Insul-Fleece?

  10. Posted September 2, 2010 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Tisha – Insul-Fleece is similar to Insul-Bright. Insul-Fleece is made by Pellon and C&T has packaged it in convenient 3/4 yard cuts, a handy size for most projects.

  11. Posted September 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Is this different from the current Insul-Bright product?

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