Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quilted Burp Cloths

I have wanted to try making some burp cloths for a long time now. I have noticed that most burp cloths that you purchase at the store are thin little things and not really much help. They may look cute but the smallest bit of liquid goes right through them. The best ones we have are actually cloth diapers that we use as burp cloths. While I have been lucky and none of my kids have spit up a lot, I still wanted to try making some more useful cloths to give out to friends and family. So this is my first shot at creating a shape I thought would work well.

I drafted a pattern on paper first and then edited a couple time before cutting out this gorgeous fabric from the Quilt Blocks line by Ellen Baker. The fabric is so soft and great to work with. I want to make a whole quilt with it and maybe some more fun summer skirts for the girls. I love how it looks geometric and simple. I think these two in particular are perfect for a little boy.

The first looks like building blocks and the second looks like it could be gears. I simply backed them with a nice terry cloth so that they are thick enough for those leaky bottles or burping babies. I really like how they turned out.

I may adjust the shape a bit. I think they look a bit like diapers so I was thinking of making the curves a bit softer. I like that they are thinner over the shoulder yet cover a good portion of your clothes. What do you guys think? Do you like the shape? What things do you look for in a good burp cloth or what were your favorite burp cloths?


  1. They are really nice. I like the shape of them. There are so many things that I want to attempt to make for the next baby. We are trying to get pregnant.

  2. My first daughter rarely spit up but my 2nd one had reflux and we went through burp cloths like crazy! I found that the quilted cloth diapers worked best. I like that yours are shaped they way they are... a little more coverage for Mom's back with the wider part back there. These are really pretty but so practical!

  3. These are great. I look for good shoulder coverage in a burp cloth - all of my kids were major spitter-uppers!