I went to a sweet little baby shower this week, and thought I’d share about my go-to baby gift- burp cloths and washcloths. Sometimes there just isn’t time to make a quilt, or perhaps mom already has one for baby- so I think these little bundles are a great gift option. As a mom of littles, I can testify that anything to catch spit up, drool, boogy noses, is extremely handy, and you simply can’t have too many lying around.
There’s nothing fancy or difficult about these (though I have been known to add ric rac and ruffles). For the burps, I just purchase old-fashioned cloth diapers at Target or Babys R Us, then cut my fabrics an inch larger than the padded center panel, press the edges under, and stitch down with a straight or zig zag stitch. Super easy. But something about a fluffy stack of pretty fabrics for baby, tied in some ribbon or twine, is just so lovely.
The washcloths are just a square of fabric paired with a washcloth, stitched around the edges minus an opening, then turned and top stitched. Lickety quick & simple, but so happy and appreciated by any new mom.
Just a little sweet love for the babes today!