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I keep being given fleece, but have no idea how to tell which weight it is. I just tried the water trick on two of them, and I'm a bit confused.<br><br>
I used quite a bit of water, maybe 1.5 ounces, not just drops. On the first sample of fabric, is pooled, and then after about 5 seconds I could see a darker spot, and then it all dropped through at once. This means it's good for the inside right? As a wicking layer.<br><br>
The second one i did the same thing, but it stayed on top, and made no move of soaking through. Then I folded it over, and pushed on it a bit, putting pressure on the water. Then it all soaked though. Same thing then? It really looked like it was repellent, so I don't know if I pushed it too far, or if it's again, an inside quality fleece.<br><br>
Any direction would be great. These were both pretty thick, I swore they would be repellent.
 

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I'm no expert, but that sounds like polar fleece to me. If it doesn't soak in right away it will probably come out the leg hole of the diaper yk?<br><br>
If you wanted to try it I would only make one diaper with it and see how it works.
 

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Hi, sorry I just reread and realized I didn't really word myself very well. I'm --hoping-- to find fleece to use on the outer-- as the waterproof layer, instead of PUL. And so obviously, if it doesn't keep the water in, that's a bad thing.<br><br>
But, if the fleece I have is not waterproof quality, then I guess I'll just use it as an inside layer. I figure it's got to be one or the other, right?<br><br>
And as for trying it... lol... I don't have a tester for it. DH and I will be ttc'ing in the next few months, and so I'm trying to repair a stash of diapers I was given, but in the meantime... I have no one to try them on! haha<br><br>
Thanks for the response though. I'm so anxious/excited to make/fix my diapers, but can't seem to find much help.
 

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Sorry to thread-crash, but i'm wanting to make fleece liners for my pre-folds, and was coming to ask what weight fleece to use for that...? I'm going to a fabric shop so i can't really wet the fabrics! I am imagining thin and soft is what i'm going for, rather than polar fleece, is that right?
 

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For the outer layer, I'd go with the 2nd one you tested. I would not use the first one inside though. The delay you experienced can cause serious leakage issues.<br><br>
GoBecGo - you're not looking for a weight per se. You're looking for micro-fleece for inners. Polar fleece is really only (usually) suitable for outers.
 

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I tested my outer/cover material fleece by putting a prefold on top of it then pouring the water on it to see how much it would hold and not soak thru the fleece.
 
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