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quick and sweet quilted gift for new moms
These are great when you'd love to make a baby quilt but you don't have the time/skills. These little baby burp cloths can also be used as fabric diapers if the mother chooses. Be sure to use the high quality tri-fold diapers because whether the mom uses these as burp cloths or diapers, they'll be washed a lot.

Posted by athenamat from New York, New York, United States • Published See athenamat's 19 projects »
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  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut 5 fabric scraps into 4.5" x 6.5" inch pieces. Each piece could be different or it could be in an alternating pattern like this.

    Also, press the diaper.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pin two adjacent pieces together.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew along the edges with a 1/4" seam.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 4
    Step 4

    Press the seams open.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat with the rest of the pieces. Sew and press.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 6
    Step 6

    Press the long edges under 1/4".

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin the fabric to the center of the diaper.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold under the ends of the fabric so that they are even with the ends of the diaper.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 9
    Step 9

    Zig zag the fabric to the diaper along all four edges. The center line of the foot should be lined up above where the diaper meets the fabric so that the zig zag evenly catches both the diaper and the fabric. On the ends, you have to zig zag entirely on the fabric but do so as close as you can to the edge.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use a decorative or zig zag stitch to quilt the fabric seams.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 11
    Step 11

    Make a pack of these and fold the diapers in thirds both ways and stack them. Wrap a ribbon around them and they look very pretty when you give them to the lucky mommy.

    Note: in this photo, I have a plain burp cloth on top. This was made from one piece of fabric instead of quilted like the tutorial. This is quicker but doesn't look as cute and requires bigger pieces of fabric too.

  • How to make a burp cloths. Baby Burp Cloths - Step 12
    Step 12

    Alternative:

    Here I used 2.5" x 6.5" inch pieces (nine total).

    I also used a piece of black lace to cover the diaper/fabric seam instead of the zig zag (I took the photo before I sewed it down, sorry about the pins).

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lolEffects
lolEffects · Fort Worth, Texas, US · 1 project
Well, at least I know what to do for their next Birthday Party...
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Rxanna
Rxanna · Tucson, Arizona, US
This is an awesome idea.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
Aww, I like the fabric you used.
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