Is your bowl of soup to hot to handle when you take it out of the microwave? This little quilted carrier works like a charm. Allison taught us how to make one at our last Needle Arts meeting in the library. Most important is that you use only cotton fabric and batting...and no metallics, please! I stitched this up in minutes and use it all the time. Just set your bowl in it and zap it! The carrier stays cool and goes from the microwave to the table...or in front of the TV. I may post a tutorial soon.