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Forum: Diapering   03-31-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Textile_Mike
Natural fibers are more picky than synthetics,...

Natural fibers are more picky than synthetics, mostly because their absorbency really impaired by mineral buildup.

It comes doen to water hardness. Botique brands need soft water to work well,...
Forum: Diapering   03-31-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Textile_Mike
When your diaper have a 'litterbox' or...

When your diaper have a 'litterbox' or 'barn-smell' it's because they are not getting completely sanitized in the wash.

Poop has a chemical called urease which reacts immediately with a chemical...
Forum: Diapering   03-31-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Textile_Mike
Hemp should not smell, when it does that's a clue...

Hemp should not smell, when it does that's a clue that the wash routine isn't quite perfected.

While hemp is a perfectly viable fiber for diapermaking, it's virtues are largely overstated and...
Forum: Diapering   03-31-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Textile_Mike
Bamboo fabrics do not stiffen like cotton, they...

Bamboo fabrics do not stiffen like cotton, they should remain soft when line dried.

Also, knits (jersey, interlock, french terry, fleece) will stiffen less than wovens (flannel, quilting cotton,...
Forum: Diapering   03-31-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Textile_Mike
Don't worry about the washing machine -- it will...

Don't worry about the washing machine -- it will work fine and it won't get smelly.

Worry about your detergent and the diaper materials used.

You're going to have a tough time getting cloth...
Forum: Diapering   03-31-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Textile_Mike
Creams won't harm cloth diapers, they just make...

Creams won't harm cloth diapers, they just make them harder to clean. If you do use creams, you can always soak those diapers in a gallon of water and 3 tbls of Dawn liquid dish washing soap - it...
Forum: Diapering   03-31-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Textile_Mike
The main difference in China made diapers is the...

The main difference in China made diapers is the quality of materials. You really get what you pay for in diapers -- good domestic brands should go 200 washes, expect less than 100 from Chinese...
Forum: Diapering   03-31-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Textile_Mike
The only reason a diaper manufacturer would ask...

The only reason a diaper manufacturer would ask that you wash a diaper 5 or 6 times is because they don't choose or properly prepare their fbric for use in diapers.

If 5 washes are needed, it...
Forum: Diapering   03-26-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Textile_Mike
The best protocol is a wash routine that...

The best protocol is a wash routine that eliminates the need for stripping.

Diapers should not require stripping, the need arises when mineral deposits accumulate on the fabric fibers because the...
Forum: Diapering   03-26-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Textile_Mike
Prep depends on a lot of things. Material. ...

Prep depends on a lot of things.

Material. PUL and any polyester materials (microfleece, stay dry linings, hook and loop) require no prep. They are ready to use.

Cellulosic (cotton, bamboo,...
Forum: Diapering   11-21-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By Textile_Mike
Stink and rashes often go together -- they are...

Stink and rashes often go together -- they are almost always an indication that you need to look at your laundering process.  If diaper have a lingering smell or slightly ammonia smell, this...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-05-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,443
Posted By Textile_Mike
98 ONLY.  93 Is a hobby press and is harder to...

98 ONLY.  93 Is a hobby press and is harder to use if you're setting a lot of snaps.  
 
Also, the 93 uses threaded dies, these are not as standard as the smooth shanks on the 98 presses so if you...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-05-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,839
Posted By Textile_Mike
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by moondiapers http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1301284/wazoodle-diaper-kits#post_16305804)
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-22-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By Textile_Mike
Wool and polyfleece are dispersion covers, where...

Wool and polyfleece are dispersion covers, where PUL, ProCare and other barrier types are containment covers.

Containment is simple, a waterproof barrier stops moisture from escaping. Dispersion...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-31-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Textile_Mike
Quote: Originally Posted by saoirse2007...

Quote:
Originally Posted by saoirse2007 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9585781)
Diaper production has come to a grinding...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-17-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Textile_Mike
The only difference is the thickness of the PU...

The only difference is the thickness of the PU barrier film.

There is no difference in breathability between 1 and 2 mil. You can get breathable PU, it's great for mits and jackets, it does not...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-10-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Textile_Mike
Here are a couple of things to consider when...

Here are a couple of things to consider when sewing with Polyurethane tapes, like Lastin or Mobilon.

1) You need to make sure the tapes are 7 to 8mil, anything less will not have sufficient...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-10-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Textile_Mike
Aplix for newborn sizes. It's low peel makes it...

Aplix for newborn sizes. It's low peel makes it gentler to remove.

TouchTape for biggers sizes, it holds better and lasts longer.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-10-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,777
Posted By Textile_Mike
Bamboo is an eco friendly fiber, it can be grown...

Bamboo is an eco friendly fiber, it can be grown in organic and non organic settings. The reason you don't see 'organic' labeling is because the countries that produce bamboo for fiber lack both...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-07-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Textile_Mike
Aplix is a brand name for hook and loop. In...

Aplix is a brand name for hook and loop. In diaper making discussions generally refer to Aplix 800, a low peel strenght loop.

Aplix 800 low peel and softer loop makes it great for newborn sizes,...
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