A lady at my church just had a baby girl via c-section, and I am taking her dinner (Chicken Pot Pie and Almost Oreos) tonight, so I made a little gift to take too.
Of course it is a burp cloth. :) I used flannel scraps from this gift set.
Someone asked me once why I don't do the fabric down the long way on the diaper when I make burp cloths. When Littlest Miss was a baby, I used one that had quilting cotton down the long way and everything just sort of rolled off it when the baby spit up on it. So I just do a strip across the bottom for the cute factor and leave the majority of the diaper exposed for absorbency. Note that flannel works fine to absorb, so I could put it down the long way, but I have gotten in the habit of doing the short way.
Also, I finally got around to trying out my idea to have a burp cloth with terrycloth on the back. I have seen these around, but never made one.
I used bar mop towels from Target for the terry cloth. I made a scrappy "cute" side with scraps of flannel left over from making this gift set.
Then I trimmed the towel to fit the front (I ran out of scraps) and zigzagged the edges to keep them from fraying. I sewed them wrong sides together, leaving an opening for turning, turned it, pressed it, top stitched around the whole thing and then did some random quilting.
It is not bad. Since I don't have a baby, I can't test it out, so I hope my recipient will let me know how it works for her.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!