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Old 09-23-2010, 05:26 AM   #11
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I make them w/ flannel on one side and terry on the other. He loves the soft terry on his bum! lol Great for getting poo off too.

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I went to the fabric store, the discounted table. I just picked up 2 yards of a cotton blend. It didn't say what it was blended with, but it feels kinda like a terry cloth on one side and tshirt on the other. I cut it down to squares. I sewed it with two sides bc I wanted it a little thicker. I made 65 pieces for about $12.

Then I bought California Baby diaper wash area spray for the solution. I really bought it more for the bottle bc I couldn't find another bottle that wasn't cheapy plastic. So I am going to make my own spray once the bottle is empty.
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Re: Best material for cloth wipes?

late chiming in here -- I like the thin knit terry and love velour. I have some flannel, but don't love them, esp with poop (not very "grippy" and I feel like it takes forever to get DS clean).
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I went to the fabric store, the discounted table. I just picked up 2 yards of a cotton blend. It didn't say what it was blended with, but it feels kinda like a terry cloth on one side and tshirt on the other. I cut it down to squares. I sewed it with two sides bc I wanted it a little thicker. I made 65 pieces for about $12.

Then I bought California Baby diaper wash area spray for the solution. I really bought it more for the bottle bc I couldn't find another bottle that wasn't cheapy plastic. So I am going to make my own spray once the bottle is empty.
So you didn't finish the edges at all, just sewed two pieces of the cotton back to back? That would probably work, then you wouldn't have to hem anything...hmm I might have to try this...Thanks!
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Re: Best material for cloth wipes?

I made some that are flannel on one side and terry on the other. Terry is great for the messy wipe up and the flannel is great for the touching up. I don't have a serger, but I just zig zag stitched around the edges and they seem to be holding up great. I hasve more fabric to make more... just have to find the time!
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I have some of the cotton BG ones and don't love them. I also use a whole bunch of baby facecloths as wipes. They are cheaper and work great.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:44 PM   #17
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Re: Best material for cloth wipes?

I like flannel on one side and cotton/poly velour on the other. However, I do like to have a few sherpa-backed wipes for the super messy poops.

I bought mine, so no tips about how to make them (check out the Craft Chat forum, though)
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Re: Best material for cloth wipes?

I like a mixture, either flannel or knit backing with velour or cotton/bamboo fleece or sherpa on the scrubby side. Velour isn't enough for a really messy diaper but I prefer it's gentleness for most changes. I used to love our terry wipes but they seemed to have gotten rough with time and I've thrown a lot of them away. Baby doesn't seem to like them either.
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cut receiving blankets and then made them 2 ply.
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I like flannel as well, especially because after a few washes they can get a little rougher to grab the poo... I liked BGs
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