Handmade Burp Cloths
A great baby shower gift! Especially if you've made something else for baby with flannel fabric, as these can be made to coordinate with the scraps. Could go great with the iPood Emergency Kit
Important note: Use a flannel fabric! Use cloth diapers! The awesome thing about these burp cloths is the patterned side will stick to mommy's clothes if you use a flannel fabric. The white side will absorb massive amounts of baby spit. Non-flannel burp clothes slide off the shoulder. Non-cloth diaper burp clothes don't absorb as much.
I made 2 different styles of burp cloths. A few months from now, I'm sure to have an opinion about which of these is more useful with a spewing baby. The first type is completely covered with patterned flannel on one side. The second type is only covered down the middle.
Type 1: tutorial available at Sew She Sews
Type 2: tutorial available at Diary of a Quilter