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by sewmom ( edited 30 Jun 2020 ) 29 Jun 2020

Diapers for Burp Cloths? I used to use Babies R Us diapers but they are out of business. Can I please get recommendations for diapers that won't pill after washing? Or what brand of flannel to use instead? Thank you!

Update: I found my stash of diapers I use and I kept the package. They are Gerber Organic. The Babies R Us diapers were the ones I used before the Gerber. I really need to keep this straight!


by pennyhal2 03 Jul 2020

You can actually buy diaper fabric. I got mine from Joann's. I use it to make dish towels and haven't noticed any pilling.

by dollygk 30 Jun 2020

Living in Saudi Arabia back in the 60's and there were no diapers to be bought so I got a bolt of medium weight Muslin material, after two washings with bleach I had perfect diapers!! Try muslin material have fun!!

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sewmom by sewmom 30 Jun 2020

Thank you. Good idea.

by graceandham 29 Jun 2020

I've made many burp cloths out of diapers from Wal-Mart, but never used them, and didn't know about pilling. Uh-oh.

sewmom by sewmom 30 Jun 2020

I always wash first because they are cotton and shrink and I don't want the designs to be messed up from shrinkage. That's how I know about the pilling.

graceandham by graceandham 30 Jun 2020

My Walmart's were Gerber brand. Sometimes they have the prefolded with the padded center, and sometimes the flat.

peafarm by peafarm 07 Jul 2020

My daughter-in-law called me last year when a sale was happening at Walmart and they were clearancing out some prefold diaper--I told her to buy me several pkg. They are upstairs in a box. They are trash as far as I am concerned--they are ripping out at the seam in some I opened to look at and not even washed yet. Was also going to do burp clothes with them--the only way that will work now is to hide that shred ripout place with wide ribbons or pretty fabric. The Birdseye Brand I think is what JoAnn's has and I do like that with a layer of good flannel between the outer and inner pieces.

by crafter2243 Moderator 29 Jun 2020

I no longer know much about diapers. Have you checked Amazon?

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sewmom by sewmom 30 Jun 2020

Yes, there are plenty out there but I was wondering which ones are good.