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Old 04-04-2013, 07:58 PM   #151
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I think I'm gonna do this with my receiving blankets I use as flats but just sew around the edges of the blanket after its folded in 4th's so all I need to do is tri fold it to put inside covers.

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #152
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Re: The best 100% cotton, trim, size-adjustable absorbant insert (EVEN MORE action pi

I'm thinking of trying this technique, and put in a snap at the back so they can snap into a SoftBums shell! Great idea!
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #153
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This is a great idea! If I weren't in love with fanning out the back, I'd do this.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:51 AM   #154
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the drying time was close to 20 minutes on medium heat. The middle layers are still "free" and get a bit bunchy but I take it out of the dryer and press it flat with my hands for a second and its back in flat shape. A straight line of sewing right down the middle part might hold it in place better and still keep the drying time low, its still "flappy".

I bet a suedecloth layer sewed on one side could make for a stay-dry flip insert. Or any cover insert, really.

Market it? oh my, lol...SO not my thing but maybe I could patent the idea, ha!
The do have the swaddlebees Capri inserts they are almost the same.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #155
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To the OP - how are these working? Anyone else using anything similar? I did a sample one & love it as far as size & how easy it will be right out of the dryer! But no newbie to test it on yet

Also, I sewed mine all the way around but wondering if that will make it linty in the middle or take longer to dry?

Here is mine

Up close of stitching (the curve is bc the serged layer under neath was curved & didn't want bunching)

Folded in half into a grovia on the smallest setting

I am having a boy so fanned out in the back should work too for covers with exposed PUL

Hoping to work on a few more tonight

Loving this idea bc I don't like the quiltiness of prefolds & love flats but can see myself getting tired of folding! Hoping these wash & absorb just as easy without the folding!

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Re: The best 100% cotton, trim, size-adjustable absorbant insert (EVEN MORE action pi

bumping this up because I am trying to replicate it.

Anyone done any padfold sewing have any additional tips, especially with one side seam edges? My first attempt was only so -so. Using osocozy flats
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:11 PM   #157
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Re: The best 100% cotton, trim, size-adjustable absorbant insert (EVEN MORE action pi

I'm I at get hung into flats. Great idea!
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:37 PM   #158
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Re: The best 100% cotton, trim, size-adjustable absorbent insert (EVEN MORE action pi

Thinking of trying this..I love the trim fit of flats, and the easy washing. But I'm scared to "mess up" my Geffen jersey like this lol..
I've got a bunch of pf I just got but am not loving..take too long to dry, and are too bulky for my taste on my 4 month old.
I like folding flats to stuff my pockets, this might make that a bit easier!
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Re: The best 100% cotton, trim, size-adjustable absorbant insert (EVEN MORE action pi

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Old 10-15-2014, 08:35 AM   #160
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Re: The best 100% cotton, trim, size-adjustable absorbant insert (EVEN MORE action pi

An update on how they're holding up:

I had to zig zag the edges because of fraying, but they are still very absorbent and wash well. I love them.
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