How many layers do you use in a soaker if you are using an old fraying towel. I just tried out my DD AIO pattern last week to make a fitted per instructions and I used 2 layers of an old 100% cotton towel on the inside of the soaker and 2 layers of flannel (one on top and one on bottom of soaker). The body of the fitted was 2 layers of flannel (suoer flannel from Wal-mart). It's not as absorbant as the fitteds I made with 2 layers of flannel in the body and a trifold soaker made of 3 layers of flannel (so would be 9 layers once folded). Do I need to make it 3 or 4 layers of the old towel. Now I have to say it once was a bath sheet so it is quiite large and I have quite a bit of material for soakers but is also has been worn pretty thin. It's probably like 5-6 or more years old. It came from my mom and I swear she had this towel when I was in college from 1993-1997. so what are your thoughts. It's definitely thicker than flannel in comparison maybe like this 3 layers the thickness of flannel.