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Old 04-22-2008, 06:54 AM   #1
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Prefold Materials - Birdseye vs. Twill

I posted this question on the diaper chatter forum but received no response.

Do you crafty ladies know how twill prefolds compare to birdseye prefolds? Specifically in regards to absorbency and durability? I assume that birdseye would be easier to sew (make your own).

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Old 04-22-2008, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: Prefold Materials - Birdseye vs. Twill

I looked into this a while back, mama, and couldn't find much on the subject. The problem is unless you just have a boatload of this stuff on hand already or are making them out of specialty materials (like OBV or something like that), it's usually not cost-effective to make your own PFs. I have heard from mamas that make their own out of recycled clothes that they LOVE their ones made (at least in part) out of old sweatshirts.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:07 PM   #3
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Re: Prefold Materials - Birdseye vs. Twill

I use birdseye and they work very well. And if I can spend 10 bucks and make 14 diapers that work I am all for it. I have never used twill though.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:26 PM   #4
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You can get birdseye at Joanns every once in a while and use a 40% off coupon and its dirt cheap. They call it diaper fabric or something similar though. I have never used twill though.
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