I have to admit that I didn't use burp cloths for little e. Not because she didn't need one, but more because I was never that organised. For me it was more a matter of reaching into the baby bag and pulling out the handiest absorbent thing just after she threw up. I am setting out to remedy this for my friends expecting babies by making these.
This is simply a 2 layers of cotton flannel with bias trim. There was a bit of experimenting with size. The smaller one is 15 x 35 cm. It looks fine and you can get enough trim out of a fat quarter of fabric. However, the child would have to aim well. The brown and pink one is on the generous side at 18 x 75 cm and probably the most practical.
I have been looking around at tutorials and found these . Does any know where to find Gerber prefolds in New Zealand? I am really keen to try them out. Whereas these are using stuff easier to find close to home.