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Thread: Batting for burp cloths?

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    Senior Member HeatherQuilts's Avatar
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    I am planning on making some burp cloths for myself (I'm due November 15th!) out of some flannel that I have. I have heard of using cloth diapers and then adding a layer of flannel just to dress them up a bit, but I'd like them to be bigger than the cloth diapers. Anyways, (sorry, I ramble!) what should I use for batting between the layers of flannel? I need it to be absorbent, but not leak through to the other side. (don't want to get my shirt wet, yuck!)
    Any suggestions? I thought of Warm & Natural, would that be my best option?
    Thanks for your opinions!!

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    I don't put batting in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I don't put batting in the middle.
    Just two layers of flannel? Does it leak through?
    Thanks!

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    use some old towels. They work great.

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    I've read about using towels as batting for burp cloths and bibs. Have fun! My daughter was due on Nov 15, and made her appearance on Nov 2, she'll be 5 this year! Congrats!

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    I think the warm and natural would work really well in the center.
    There is also a heavier flannel available that is more leak proof, but I don't remember what it is called...

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    Here is a pattern I used and I put just a thin batting in the middle. I do believe is should say 1/2 yard makes two.
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    I read your post again. First baby? Won't soak through. Consider coverage. Don't spend money on something that is so quick to pass. If you want pretty, cover material you already have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    I read your post again. First baby? Won't soak through. Consider coverage. Don't spend money on something that is so quick to pass. If you want pretty, cover material you already have.
    Nope, our third. We decided we were done at 2, but changed our minds. After I got rid of everything, of course! :lol: :lol:


    Thanks everyone for your suggestions!!! The towels are a good idea, or I might just try it with 2 layers of flannel.

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    boy i haven't looked at cloth diapers in years but when i was buying and using them they were HUGE! too small for a burp cloth? wow, how big do you want them? i'm sorry i just can't get my mind around a burp cloth bigger than a cloth diaper (the last ones i bought were 42" square) so you could fold them into a well padded diaper shape.
    if you want them to be water proof you can purchase the same fabric as used for water proof bed pads at stores like Joannes. i hope to see pictures of these giant burp clothes.

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