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    I am wanting to make some bibs and burp cloths for an upcoming baby.

    What is the best type of fabric to use on both?

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    I use flannel with an extra layer in the middle.....

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    so three layers of flannel?

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    I also use flannel three layers. I use a plain white flannel for the middle layer.
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    Shabby Fabrics has a free tutorial and pattern for a flannel burp cloth. She uses a layer of batting between two layers of flannel but I would use three layers of flannel. Here you go:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS7T...ature=youtu.be
    Last edited by Bubby; February 18th, 2019 at 06:45 PM.

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    I have used either 3 layers of flannel or flannel and terry cloth
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    I used 100% cotton for the front and terry cloth on the back, no batting. Saved money buying towels from thrift store. Make sure towel is not super thick, it should only be as heavy or slightly thicker than a dish towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchale View Post
    I have used either 3 layers of flannel or flannel and terry cloth
    I have done this too. Also sew flannel to a cloth diaper, makes a more absorbant burpcloth.
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    Burp cloths ~ I make these all the time for new moms at my church. I use 2 layers of flannel. A fat qtr. is the perfect size. I leave them straight. With RST, stitch on 3 sides, leaving the end open, then turn right side out. Clip the corners so it will lay flatter. Press, tuck under the open ends & press, then stitch around all 4 sides. Press again. I chain piece them, so they go together pretty fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjkaiser View Post
    I used 100% cotton for the front and terry cloth on the back, no batting. Saved money buying towels from thrift store. Make sure towel is not super thick, it should only be as heavy or slightly thicker than a dish towel.
    I use flannel on the top and inexpensive towels from Walmart because they aren't thick but can be color coded to your fabric if you want. Wash first!
    For the burp cloths, I do the same. This site has three free variations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfKbHQFGgvE I generally make the last one since it fits against the "burper's" neck on one side and covers more of the shoulder on the other. You know those babies, they don't aim very well!
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