My brother's wife is expecting her first girl in April so I started on some of the gifts for her. After asking her what she wanted/needed one of the things she said was burp cloths. In the past I've made burp cloths out of flannel which you can see one set HERE. I think they turn out really cute but with mine I had a problem with them smelling like rotten milk. I couldn't get out the smell no matter what I soaked them in. To solve this dilemma I used regular dish rags and appliqued her baby colors on.
I used my stencils for the hearts, bird, and flower rags and I just pieced together the fabric for the rags with the strips. I used Heat-n-Bond Lite which worked wonderful to applique the fabric to the rag. (Wonder Under would work as well.)
The part that took me the longest was sewing the fabric down. I decided to do a straight stitch so the rag will have the frayed look after it is washed AND my sewing machine is SOOO temperamental that I would have gone crazy before I was done if I did a zigzag stitch.
I love the outline it left on the back.
The purple and green fabric I got at Joann's and the yellow quarter I got at Walmart. I used coupons at Joann's and the quarter at Walmart was on sale so I got all my fabric really cheap.
It was such a simple and affordable project. It also makes an adorable baby gift.