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I was planning on making some prefolds from flannel. I found a pattern that makes 4x8x4 prefolds, but I've read that you only need that many if you are using a thinner material. I have some fitted diapers that have eight layers of flannel and I love the absorbency, but I do notice they take longer to dry. Should I stay with the eight layers for the absorbency, or would the folding of a prefold that was 2x4x2 make a comparable absorbency as an eight layer fitted?

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I made my flannel prefolds 4x8x4 & they've been working nicely. I don't really find they take an excessively long time to dry.

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I don't know if I just have really thick flannel or something. I made one 4x8x4 and I thought it came out thick. I haven't tried it on the babies yet, but I had trouble folding it. If nothing else it will make an awesome night time diaper. I made a couple 2x4x2 and I'll try them both out tomorrow to see which I like.

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I made a 4x8x4 prefold out of flannel and it seemed too thick so I never used it.

Cant wait to hear how the testing went!

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4x8x4 was too thick. The poor little guy seemed uncomfortable. The 2x4x2 are working great!

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Thanks for letting us know! Did you take pictures?

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