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Old 04-10-2009, 01:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I got white PUL hoping I could cover it with a cotton print fabric but I get a lot of wicking at the legs. I put fleece on the inside, PUL hidden under the pretty fabric. I used Gutermann thread, and sewed the elastic to the PUL. Any tips?

Plus does anyone know where to find some cute PUL fabric?
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You may want to post this in the diaper forum.

I never buy printed pul only solid from my wholesaler. You could try ebay or over at one of the fabric shops at hc.

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I thought this was the diaper forum?
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The problem is probably that where your cotton and inner layer touch on the outside allows for wicking onto the cotton. does that make sense?

I was just posting on another thread that the only way I see around this is to use FOE around the edges instead of turn/topstich...

You could also make a binding with PUL to use around the outside...

And make sure to use poly thread, not cotton.

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I made a bunch of covers and pockets with cotton print over PUL when my son was small, and even with the FOE I got terrible wicking. The only ones that didn't leak were the polyester prints over PUL and solid PUL. So I would say go with the poly prints, I found alot of cute ones at Joannes.
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It doesn't matter what you do, cotton always wicks. Use polyester thread, and a polyester print on the outside. They can be difficult to find. You can always join a coop and send your fabric to be laminated.
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