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From: gholloway
Date: 02-26-2007, 09:13 AM (1 of 7)
I was going to make some burp cloths for my neice but here comes the dumb question. What type of material do I use?
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From: Pudge99
Date: 02-26-2007, 09:38 AM (2 of 7)
100% Cotton Flannel and Terrycloth. Very absorbant and soft.
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From: Jeke
Date: 02-26-2007, 10:08 AM (3 of 7)
I always used flannel too. I usually make a blanket and the burp cloths to match.

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From: gholloway
Date: 02-26-2007, 11:47 AM (4 of 7)
That sounds like a great idea. Thanks:smile:
User: gholloway
Member since: 06-07-2006
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From: mommydionne
Date: 02-26-2007, 01:05 PM (5 of 7)
I would make mine in a modified kidney shape so they fit nice and close to my neck and gave better coverage front and back (gotta love that bit that escapes and slides down you neck ugh)
I used 2 layers of flannel and serged them together
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Member since: 01-08-2004
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 02-26-2007, 05:43 PM (6 of 7)
45 years ago , the first one I ever saw was one I received as a gift when my son was born.. It was made from fine quality terrycloth, and was only one layer.. But it was pretty thick.. When I made them it was 2 layers of flannel serged together.. or 1 flannel layer and 1 terry layer...
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From: pretnichols
Date: 02-26-2007, 09:14 PM (7 of 7)
Sorry, I cheated as I wasn't into sewing at the time. I used a package of cloth diapers. Best investment I ever made. They weren't terry cloth or flannel, but a soft stretchy cotton of some sort. They had a lining in them, but were so absorbent. I must say, I did get one in the "kidney" shape when my son was born. I have to agree about the better coverage. My kids used to snuggle into my neck when I had one on my shoulder, because it was so soft. Good luck on your choice!

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User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
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