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    I decided to make a few for my niece. I am not sure if to add some thin batting or another layer of flannel or not add anything. I am using a heavier weight flannel for both sides

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    I only use onside cotton fabric and the other flannel. Your choice - others on QB have other suggestions as you will soon hear.

    Thats what is so great about this board.

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    I am making some for next grand child....cotton material on front and flannel on back

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    I have a new grandson that I plan on babysitting next weekend. This is a great idea to make before seeing him.

    Thanks.

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    I only use two flannels no batting when making burp cloths.

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    What size do you make them?

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    I use flannel only. I also shape them wider on ends witnarower middle so they stay on shoulder better. I have used cottons but flannel more absorbent. Niece recently got some made from polar fleece which while soft don't absorb anything.

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    I have seen some in LQS that use just two layers of flannel. They feel really soft and I bet they are absorbent. I have been making burp clothes using flannel on one side and a prefolded diaper on the other. I make a matching receiving blanket of two pieces of flannel and I think it makes a nice gift. The pattern is on a site called You Can Sew This. A free pattern.

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    They are fun to make, I use cotton and flannel on back too. Plus I do a embroidery on front side.

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    I use 2 layers of flannel (2 different ones to give it interest and make it reversible) Been doing them like that for years and have gotten rave reviews from the moms. They are very soft and very absorbent.

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    I just did one with some very thin batting and will do a 2nd without the batting...thanks for the replies

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    I made sets of bibs and burpers for several years for craft fairs. I used flannel on one side, cotton fabric on the other and a thin batting in between ... for both the bib and burper. Top stitched when done to anchor the batting. I sold them by the hundreds!

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    I use themo line plus interfacing. It is a thicker interfacing and softer. It's thick enough that it soaks stuff up better. I also use it in bibs.

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    Hi Bonnie, I have made literally dozens of burp cloths. I use 2 layers of flannel....I like nice heavier weight of soft flannel. I make mine pillowcase style and add a border of a cute baby print to the bottom for some style and color.
    Mom's seem to love them as they always request additional burps!

    A burpcloth for a little boy, done in applique style. I try to match the print to the applque.
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    Obviously for a little girl with a cute flirty ruffle attached!
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    More embroidered burps with 2 soft flannel washcloths added to the package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    I decided to make a few for my niece. I am not sure if to add some thin batting or another layer of flannel or not add anything. I am using a heavier weight flannel for both sides
    No filler needed!

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    I make burb clothes with two different coordinated flannels and a thin layer of cotton batting. Everyone I have given them to rave about them.

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    I just use two layer of flannel. everbody that I have gaven them to have real happy with them.

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    Sheriann - your burp cloths are adorable. I had already planned to spend today making a bunch for my daughter to give to several friends who have recently become parents. The envelope method, and ruffles - love those ideas. Thanks!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMR
    I use flannel only. I also shape them wider on ends witnarower middle so they stay on shoulder better. I have used cottons but flannel more absorbent. Niece recently got some made from polar fleece which while soft don't absorb anything.
    I made some with the polar fleece but just on the backing with flannel on top.....they seem to keep spit up from coming through. Just a thought......Jan

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    I make burp cloths using bought diapers. Add fabric trim to each end and you have a great burp cloth. If you have an embroidery machine, embroider something to match the fabric trim. My nieces love them.

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    Just wanted to give you another ideal
    I bought a 12 pack of birds-eye prefolded diapers
    and make burp cloths out of Just trimmed
    them out .

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    i just sew 2 pieces of flannel sewn right sides togather turn and sew all arounf no batting

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    I use cloth diapers and add flannel to the one side. Layer the flannel and diaper together, sew around all sides leaving a section open to turn inside out and slip stich the opening. My friends love them. The flannel helps to keep them from slipping off the shoulder.

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    Are their directions for "Burp Cloths"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlenedowns
    Just wanted to give you another ideal
    I bought a 12 pack of birds-eye prefolded diapers
    and make burp cloths out of Just trimmed
    them out .

    I like these too.. My daughter in-law recieved a set of these and we used them hard ! The prefolder diaper was thick enough to keep it all on the cloth ! hah!

    Beautiful examples here ! Thanks for posting.

    Ell

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