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June 6th, 2011, 11:18 AM
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Let's start simple, shall we? I'm going to make some flats for the summer at the cottage since it'll be easier to hand wash than get the machine hooked up to the generator and stuff. So what is the best fabric for flats? I've read all kinds of suggestions, but I trust you ladies best...and what would be a decent size. DS is nearly one and quite chunky, and I think I'll use an origami fold so I need a bigger diaper.

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June 6th, 2011, 12:24 PM
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The gerber/carter's flats are 24" x 27" You know, that's really what I should be doing for up at the cabin, flats would dry so much quicker and the generator is so LOUD!!!
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June 6th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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Exactly! And us it's not just the generator for the washer, but the water pump too. What a racket!
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June 6th, 2011, 02:55 PM
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I'd say flannel or birdseye.
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June 6th, 2011, 02:59 PM
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if you're looking to buy birdseye, here in the US anyway it is definitely cheaper to buy them as flats instead of bulk birdseye. I REALLY should do this for the cabin!!!
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June 6th, 2011, 07:55 PM
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I would just buy the flats, but I CAN'T FIND THEM! It's driving me crazy. Only places I can find them online are American. Haven't seen them in any store, and I've been looking for a while. So if I have to pay international shipping, it might actually be cheaper to buy the fabric. I read you can use old bed sheets. But do they mean flannel? Would ordinary cotton bedsheets work? I have NO idea what birdseye is, I suck at fabric.
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June 9th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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I think you can use anything that is 100% cotton, really

Birdseye is a loose weave cotton, it looks like gauze
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