I would also say that it is worth the trouble to figure out how to do a quick-dry soaker..otherwise those suckers take FOREVER to dry.
I use one layer of hemp fleece in the body of my diaper, plus an outer fabric and sometimes an additional inner knit layer. I then make a 3-4 layer serged hemp soaker to snap in, although you could just as easily make a soaker that's anchored on one end of the diaper, if that makes any sense.
Personally, I've tried to make fold-out soakers (kind of firefly style, if you KWIM), but only with limited success.
Happy sewing! Keep posting you questions...there are lots of us here who sew our own diapers. And make sure you post pics when you get some made..we'll give you praise and admiration!