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Old 06-30-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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does anyone trim their prefolds?

I'm thinking about trimming off 3 or 4" off my premium prefolds......has anyone done this....how did you like them, were there any absorbabcy issues after? I am folding them down in the front but they are just too bulky looking that way and they dont fit into my covers when I trifold them and lay them in.....
I'm just scared of ruining my prefolds...

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Re: does anyone trim their prefolds?

I have some I bought trimmed and I love them! Much trimmer. We're headed out the door, but I could measure them later. I've used them for over a year tho and they still work fine. No problems at all except I wish they were all trimmed. I've just never taken the time. I fold in the back, less bulky.

For laying in a cover have you tried quad folding the short way? That works ok on Zane, tho I prefer pins.
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Re: does anyone trim their prefolds?

've taken 3" off some cpfs (after someone said my ds looked like he had a butt in the front! ) I don't have a serger, so I just zigzag stitched them and that's been working great! Sure, they aren't as absorbant as having it folded over, but they are definately more trim.
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Old 06-30-2006, 05:23 PM   #4
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Re: does anyone trim their prefolds?

Yes, I have! About 3-4" off from Premiums. Right now I only use them as 'emergency' inserts in my pockets as they're technically too small in length for large dipes..
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Re: does anyone trim their prefolds?

Yep. I trimmed about 3-4 inches off one end, then sewed it back down the middle on both ends (so it will still dry on one cycle, since it is a flap.) That probably doesn't make sense... Here is a link. I'm too tired to try & explain myself...lol

http://diaperpages.com/trimming_pf.php
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Re: does anyone trim their prefolds?

Oh...and we LOVE them.

We tried it out with a gerber first, but the Premium work the best, or an infant trifolded works great too, no trimming required...
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