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Old 08-05-2011, 01:02 AM   #11
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I cut up a few receiving blankets in 8x8 squares. They are just one layer but work great as a wipe. I did the zig zag stitch all the way around (going over the edge a bit).

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I wanted to do this and went to garage sales in hopes to find some cheap ones, but I think people just throw them out or something I didn't have any for DD because we used swaddle blankets this time around.

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Old 08-05-2011, 01:06 AM   #12
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my favorite wipes are velour/sherpa but since i tend to hang onto my seconds i have a bunch of different fabric combos(flannel, terry, velour, sherpa, minkee...) and they all get the job done
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:15 AM   #13
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Re: Fabric for wipes

I made wipes that are terrycloth on one side and flannel on the other. I cut squares bigger then my hand, sewed wrong sides together leaving a gap for turning them right side out. I then ironed them to make them nice and flat before sewing around the edge with a zig zag stitch to close the gap. I like having the terry for poo and the smoother side for just wiping down. Be sure to wash your material first especially if you combine types, they might not shrink at the same rate.
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I have done several different fabrics and sizes. Most are 2 layers flannel since I have a ton of it but some flannel/terry or flannel/velour and like velour most but usually save it for other stuff. Dh and I both prefer larger ones (9x9 and larger) especially for messy changes.
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I use upcycled flannel and love it! Like a pp said, if you don't have a serger you can just zigzag stitch off the edge. T-shirts would work great and be soft and not fray or need the edges sewn, but I see them being a pain in the laundry.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:03 AM   #16
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Thanks! Just picked up a large flannel baby blanket for a quarter at a church garage sale. I will see how I do with that!

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I actually love bamboo velour. Its super soft and doesnt stink. I cut a piece of paper into an 8 " square and rounded the corners and then made a cardboard template out of an old cereal box. I put my fabric down doubled or folded into 4 layers and trace my template into the fabric and cut. I just use a tight zig zag on my machine. I dont have a surger. Then I got a plastic rectangular storage bowl with a lid, fold the diapers wipes once over and put some baby wash solution and baby oil and water in it and use that for the wipe solution.
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I cut up a few receiving blankets in 8x8 squares. They are just one layer but work great as a wipe. I did the zig zag stitch all the way around (going over the edge a bit).

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I might have to try this! Normal, flannel-y receiving blankets? (We have some too small ones that were never good for swaddling anyway!)
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I might have to try this! Normal, flannel-y receiving blankets? (We have some too small ones that were never good for swaddling anyway!)
Yep...I got some on clearance at wal-mart! They had sergered edges so I just didn't sew those edges on the ones that had original sergered edges on them. They aren't the prettiest but they are for butts! I did use pretty colored thread though.
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I bought a newer flat sheet at a thrift store for $2 and had plenty of fabric to spare! Also a fan of cheap dollar store baby washcloths
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