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miss_jms
« on: May 06, 2008 09:18:36 AM »

I made some burp cloths out of some prefolds.  I love how these came out.  The first picture is a set I'm going to give to a dear friend of mine who's expecting.





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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008 09:22:01 AM »

I love your choice of fabric combinations for your friend.  Grin

 I'm interested in making a set for a friend of mine as well.  What type of fabric is the white part of the burp cloth?
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008 09:36:30 AM »

I use Gerber brand prefolds from Walmart (about $12 for 12 dipes).  Make sure they are the "prefold" not "flat fold" kind.  That way there is that extra three (I think) layers of wetness protection and can double as a backup cloth diaper.  Then you take a piece of fabric about 6.5" x 19" (the 6.5" width is your preference, really).  MAKE SURE YOU PRE-WASH all of your prefolds and fabric so that everything is pre-shrunk.  Otherwise you risk the everything puckering, etc. if you sew first, then wash.

Did I answer all your questions?   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008 10:14:29 AM »

I LOVE... I am expecting and would love to make my own....

Do you have any more tips? What type of fabric worked best with the prefold?
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008 10:18:45 AM »

I just used 100% cotton.  I think it works best because it's so easy to care for and it's absorbant (did I spell that right?  Huh)  Just make sure you turn all of your fabric ends under so that they dont fray in the washer/dryer.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008 06:38:55 PM »

ooh...more pretty baby things!  i just went from your minky blanket post to this without realizing it was you again...once again, beautiful work! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008 07:18:40 PM »

where did you get your fabrics?  Love your choices.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008 08:36:40 PM »

where did you get your fabrics?  Love your choices.

I got most of them from Hobby Lobby.  A couple are from Walmart, but HL tends to have better quality (and more matchy-matchy collections!!)
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008 02:54:51 AM »

Exactly what cloth diapers did you use? I bought gerber prefold birdseye from target and the weave was really loose and once i washed them they turned into snagged wrinkly mess... I dont even think i can Iron them flat...
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008 06:08:22 AM »

Brooke - it sounds like you got " fold it yourself " diapers. I know gerber has diapers that are prefolded and stitched down, too. They are much thicker. I use them around the house for various things ( including puke from the kiddo ) and once I picked up the wrong package.

I think it disentegrated the first time it got washed :-(
http://www.gerberchildrenswear.com/products/subcategory.aspx?cat=1&subcat=7

The link gives you a run down - I guess the best bet would be the premiums.
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