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Old 10-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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tshirt prefolds-# layers enough/too much?

posted this in chatter...but maybe it's too fluffy and i'll get some input here:

I am making prefolds out of tshirts. They will be pinned. I did my first try with 4 layers on the two outside panels and 6 on the middle panel. It's definitely hard to get the pin through the 4 layers. But, I'm not a pinner, so maybe this is normal.

Do I stick with the 4x6x4? Or should I go down to 2x3x2 or 2x4x2? Are these enough to be absorbent?? Is even 4x6x4 enough given the birdseye prefolds that are 4x8x4 (though tshirts seem thicker).

Thanks for any guidance.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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I've made some myself, but honestly don't remember what layering was used. I do remember it being hard to pin so I'd say 2x4x2 and if you need to add a doubler. I'd rather have a thinner prefold (easier to clean and pin) and add a doubler thirsties makes hemp jersey ones that are awesome! Or sew your own
Maybe even a pre-flat would work too. The size of a prefold but three layers thick? Just thinking, less sewing and easier to serge!
Would love to see pics though!
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Re: tshirt prefolds-# layers enough/too much?

I think a 2x4x2 sounds right just lay in a double/washcloth. I've made a 4x6x4 before and it was too stiff to fold comfortably.
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