Prefolds: Birdseye vs. Twill? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 02-12-2007, 03:33 PM - Thread Starter
sunnmama's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: surrounded by love
Posts: 6,123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What is the difference? (I am assuming it is a different weave.....but practically speaking, any difference?) Is one softer? More durable? More absorbant?

sunnmama is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 6 Old 02-12-2007, 03:35 PM
susieinms's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,015
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Twill is softer. I haven't noticed any difference in the durribility or the absorbancy.
susieinms is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 02-12-2007, 04:13 PM
lexbeach's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
Posts: 5,038
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree, the twill is softer (and I prefer it for this reason).


Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.
lexbeach is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 02-12-2007, 07:07 PM
amberthesugarcat's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yep, twill is really soft. Birdseye is nice too and I found in my tinybirdsorganic brown PFs that the birdseye absorbs more (it takes a huge pee it get wet on the outside at all), but it seems more bulky to me. I prefer twill.
amberthesugarcat is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 11-08-2008, 01:11 AM
Jojo F.'s Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: cocka-poo-poo-pee-pee-shire
Posts: 3,785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I know this is old but I want to revive this topic.

Every time I think I know what I'm about to purchase I realize that I really don't know what I'm getting? Ahhh!! Why can't this be easy, black & white?

I have some really nice large pfs but, I have no idea if they are twill or birdseye. I also have some really junky Gerber pfs that I *think* are birdseye or gauze, please correct me if I'm wrong, and I know I don't like those.

Help!! Twill, birdseye, gauze?

wife to DH 2/03, mama to DS 3/03 & DD 1/09
Jojo F. is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 11-08-2008, 01:38 AM
Mrs.Oz's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Posts: 557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Most Gerber PFs (the little cotton ones, not the ones with the padded centers) I've come across are birdseye, but it's a pretty cheap birdseye and therefore not terribly soft, and very thin. Most DSQ prefolds I've seen are twill. When it comes to higher quality fabrics, twill is a thinner fabric than birdseye. Twill also has more of a straight weave to it...Birdseye has a more complicated-looking weave to it (hard to describe, but it's not as plain as twill). Both are WONDERFUL in unbleached form, which I highly recommend. Don't let Gerber fabrics affect your opinion. I have DSQ birdseye flats, and birdseye material I've bought and used to make other dipes, and they are NOTHING like the Gerber stuff.

Mrs.Oz :, wife to Mr. Oz , mother to Boo : 2 years and Sissy 9 months.
: :
Mrs.Oz is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 14,731

27 members and 14,704 guests
autumngrey , BirthFree , Deborah , girlspn , greenemami , healthy momma , hillymum , Josiah , katelove , Katherine73 , Kelleybug , lhargrave89 , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , psimmons , redsally , RollerCoasterMama , sciencemum , sniffmommy , sutton_02 , verticalscope
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.