Baby Love

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.

Baby Love 1

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.

Baby Love 3

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.

Baby Love 2

Baby Love 4

Just a little sweet love for the babes today!



  1. Oh what a great idea. My girls will soon have a new cousin…

  2. A neighbor is due in June and they are waiting to find out what the baby will be the day he or she is born. Can you believe that? Now how am I supposed to get started on the Windham Basic Pastels jelly roll that just arrived? ;-) These are perfect for her shower and the quilt can wait until after the big day.

    Great idea, thanks. I’m off to buy cloth diapers & washcloths today!

  3. These are fantastic! Quick and easy, but still so beautiful. I’ll be using these ideas for sure. Thanks.

  4. I have some adorable flannel prints, think I can use flannel for the decorative fabric?

  5. Deborah French says:

    Amy – I have made burp cloths before, but I always used flannel and cotton. While those are “pretty” the diapers seem a lot more functional! I just made a small quilt and burp cloths for a shower, now I need to get some diapers and make some “pretty practical” ones! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!!

  6. Super cute Amy!

  7. what a great idea – I just had news of a new great niece arriving these sound so simple to do up.

  8. Kathleen says:

    Just curious…do you wash these after making them but before giving them so they soften up? And are you using baby washcloths or full sized? I love the washcloth idea. I’ve made these using flannel and minkie on the back, but that stuff is a little tricky to sew. Thank you for sharing Amy. Once again, you’re the best!

  9. Oh! Expecting my first grandchild (a girl!) in July! More things to make now besides the quilt(sssss)! Thanks for the continued inspiration!

  10. I was wondering the same thing as Kathleen says. Also, are you saying that on the burp cloth you would just put fabric down the center of the cloth not all the way to the edges? They look super cute would love to see one with ruffles or ric rac.

  11. May I just say that you rock in the ideas department? Oh let’s be honest… Also in the quilting, cooking, decorating and numerous other departments as well!

  12. These are SO cute, SO easy, and SO useful! I love them, and any new Mom would be thrilled to receive them. Another great idea, Amy!

  13. What a lovely gift. :)

  14. Sharon Brennan says:

    I’ve made the burp cloths before but hadn’t seen the washcloths; how cute. I just love that owl fabric!!

  15. Andrea Williams says:

    How adorable! I’d like to make some just to have…and we have Christmas coming up. These would make super suffers. Christmas in June… something we do each year with the in laws. helps me spread out my crafting. Thanks again Amy for making my day brighter!

  16. Great idea, and love that they’re different from what anyone else will give!

  17. What great ideas! I have embroidered on diapers to use as spit rags.

  18. Thanks for the great gift idea. This is what I will giving as baby gifts from now on.

  19. Brenda Murphy says:

    What a wonderful idea, Amy!! Thanks!! I’m going to whip up some of these for a friend’s new baby. She will love these!

  20. awesome ideas. love the fabric. is it a riley blake line?

  21. ylmommyx4 says:

    I love a handmade baby gift. These will be put to good use, I am sure.

  22. What a great idea. I think I’m going to make some of these for my niece who’s having a baby soon. Thanks x

  23. Tana Lewis says:

    Thanks for the great idea. They are lovely and can be made for a boy/girl. Thanks so much for sharing.

  24. Regina W says:

    Spit-up cloths using cloth diapers are my go-to gifts, too! I usually add a ribbon or ruffle on each edge of the decorative fabric panel. They’re simple, quick, beautiful gifts. However, I have noticed that the diapers are getting more expensive these days as more people have gone back to using cloth diapers. (I’m one of those, so I can’t complain too much.) I’ve found the birdseye cotton for sale at fabric stores before, though, so I’m contemplating using that when I need to make more spit-up cloths.

  25. Love this idea! 2nd granddaughter was born in February and my niece is expecting in October. I like the owl fabric too. Will be using it. Thanks so much!

  26. So cute! I need to make some of these for my soon-to-be-born nephew.

  27. Love all you sweetness! Wanted to touch base with you and thank you for stoping by my blog – you are set as a no-reply blogger.

  28. Such a cute idea!!! Thank you for sharing! Think I will try this for my friends upcoming baby shower. Thank you!!

  29. Just attended my friend’s baby shower yesterday and gave her three of the washcloths (along with three bibs and a baby quilt) all homemade:). Gotta say I loved making the washcloths and they were super quick, easy, and looked great! Thanks so much for the idea—you inspire me!!!


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