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Waffle cloth - Anyone used it much?
December 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM

I bought some waffle cloth (100% cotton) last week from Joann's.  I was going to make it into unpaper towels, but it is just too heavy to work well for that.  It is a bugger to cut straight too!  Anyway, the scrap I had laying off to the side after I cut it to straighten it, got grabbed to mop up my spilled coffee and boy, I was surprised how absorbent it is.

Have any of you used it in diaper making?  I'm debating about having it for an inner layer in the diaper inserts.  I am for sure going to make some kitchen wipe rags with this cut I bought, but I may buy more in the future if it is a good absorbent natural layer for inserts.

Oh, and I did get my first set of unpaper towels as well as an ironing mat made this week, so Christmas projects are now complete.

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  • Sarita33
    December 24, 2012 at 10:20 AM
    I haven't used it.
  • .Angelica.
    December 25, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    i've never heard of it. going to have to go look into it now. lol


  • .Angelica.
    December 27, 2012 at 1:54 PM
  • xtwistedxlovex
    December 27, 2012 at 6:07 PM


    Quoting .Angelica.:

    Is this the fabric you are talking about?

    http://www.joann.com/cotton-utility-fabric-waffle-weave/zprd_07845191a/

    I haven't used it, but noticed on this page it says "machine wash cold, delicate cycle". Doesn't sound very well suited to the kind of washing diapers tend to go through. I would wait a bit on it, see how the kitchen towels hold up and then decide.

  • .Angelica.
    December 27, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    there is this from natures fabrics and it says in the description that it would make good soakers.

    http://www.naturesfabrics.com/100-organic-cotton-waffle-knit-blue.html

    Quoting xtwistedxlovex:


    Quoting .Angelica.:

    Is this the fabric you are talking about?

    http://www.joann.com/cotton-utility-fabric-waffle-weave/zprd_07845191a/

    I haven't used it, but noticed on this page it says "machine wash cold, delicate cycle". Doesn't sound very well suited to the kind of washing diapers tend to go through. I would wait a bit on it, see how the kitchen towels hold up and then decide.


  • perfect01
    December 27, 2012 at 9:55 PM
    This one looks like a better weave on the fabric.


    Quoting xtwistedxlovex:


    Quoting .Angelica.:

    Is this the fabric you are talking about?

    http://www.joann.com/cotton-utility-fabric-waffle-weave/zprd_07845191a/

    I haven't used it, but noticed on this page it says "machine wash cold, delicate cycle". Doesn't sound very well suited to the kind of washing diapers tend to go through. I would wait a bit on it, see how the kitchen towels hold up and then decide.


  • perfect01
    January 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    I made up some kitcen wipes with the fabric and, I have to say, I love how absorbent this stuff is!  Lay it on the puddle, it soaks it right up.  And because it is textured, it wipes off the counters and stovetop quickly without having to get out the 3M spounge. (Stuff on stove wasn't burned on though.)  I think it is too rough a fabric to use for baby wipes, but if a momma is looking for good absorbent cotton for diaper layers, this would probably be a good one.

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