Potato Bags

I didn’t jump on the wagon when potato bags were so popular a few years ago. However, I did put them on my to-do list (Yeah…it takes me awhile to get around to everything on the ultra long to-do list).

Back in January (Am I really saying ‘back in’ already?), I cut out kits to make several bags. I wish I had vegetable themed fabric, but I went with what I have.

There are several free tutorials on the internet. There is also one on the back of the batting package.

Photo Courtesy of Amazon - Wrap N Zap
Photo Courtesy of Amazon – Wrap N Zap

You definitely want to use 100% cotton for all of your materials. No metallic fabric! Play it safe…these bags will be used in a microwave!

Potato Bag

These bags are quick and easy to make!

They are useful and are great to have on hand whenever you need a quick gift.

Potato Bag

Mine are about 9″ square…plenty of space for a couple of potatoes (or corn, carrots, etc…).

Potato Bag

I wish I had made these sooner; they are a fast way to cook potatoes!

Potato Bag

Done!

Potato Bag

What is your favorite way to cook potatoes?

23 responses to “Potato Bags

  1. Cute and useful. We are old school and think potatos are best in the oven. I’ll use the microwave in a pinch, but my family will have none of it.

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    • My family has family of their own, so it is just Hubby and me. Yesterday was the first time that I cooked potatoes this way. We didn’t mind them at all. We did think that this would speed up the process for scalloped potatoes or a potato salad.😊

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  2. Lovely bags!! I did potatoes one or two times in the microwave but family didn’t care for them so it’s back to the grill or oven for us! Those bags would be great for warming up tortillas though!πŸ˜‹

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  3. They look great, Laura!
    Same wavelength – during ‘lockdown’ I pulled out my earlier attempts at making one of these. I ran out of materials after the first 2 but then, that was all I really needed to make. Ya know?
    No to the micro-potatoes but yes, to the tortilla warming application. Perfect every time!

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    • I won’t be using all of these bags just for the two of us, either! Ha, ha! I do have something in my gift giving box now. I hope to make more small and useful things all year. I like that these can be used for more than one thing!

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  4. Well, I hadn’t heard of these! Our potatoes are usually part of a sheetpan dinner, so pretty quick and simple. I like the idea of one of these bags for warming tortillas, though!

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    • I like sheet pan dinners, too, Wendy! These are handy in a pinch, though, and can be used in other ways. Hubby and I are thinking that this would speed up making scalloped potatoes and potato salad.πŸ™‚

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  5. I am like you, late to the game on this, but I do have the batting for the one day the urge strikes. I may make some for the summer art walk sales on the island.

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  6. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting

    Awesome!!! I should make a couple!

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  7. I’ve never heard of potato bags or seen the special wadding. Funny to see the title of your post today as DH and I had just been discussing when to buy seed potatoes and which of the allotment beds to plant them in!

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  8. Learn something new every day, I never even heard of these bags. I am going to have to do a bit more research to figure out what and how to use these πŸ™‚

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  9. Hi Laura! I’ve never heard of these at all. Thanks for sharing information on this project. It sounds like there are a lot of us uninformed out here – what a service you did today. Or you enabled a whole lot of friends with squirrel projects. HAHA! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  10. Roseanne, I never knew what great company that I keep! So awesome! And so fun to be the enabler! πŸ™‚

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  11. Neat bags and will make wonderful surprise gifts for friends. Hugs

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  12. Slice the ends rub them with butter and bake at 400 for an hour. If they are really big, put a nail in the end. 😊

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