Issues with Wazodle's Zorb fabric

Stefie - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I bough some Zorb fabric from Wazoodle. It soaks great, but I put it in the wash with the Bum Genius that I use and it pilled like crazy. I am new to sewing cloth diapers, so I would like some opinions on what to do to fix the problem. I want to use these as inserts in my Bum Genius AIO. I was thinking of putting some micro fleece over the zorb fabric. I would like to use stuff I already have in the house (mostly cottons and fleece) does any one have any ideas if it will matter if I put cotton or fleece on the outside of these inserts if it will affect them?

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Kirsten - posted on 12/14/2009

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good to know...i am about purchase some to make a new type of soaker for my diapers i make and sell :)

Andrea - posted on 12/11/2009

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Quoting Elizabeth:

Microfleece is different kind of fleece and will work. Everyone that has used zorb fabric has said it has to be encased not used by itself, most use flannel which is cotton so I'd use the cotton.


I sew with zorb fabric and have made my own inserts with it. (Mama cloth and diapers) It should be sandwiched between some other kind of fabric. Flannel should be fine. Is the cotton a knit (Stretch) or a woven (No stretch)



 



There are some kinds of fleece that can be used. Microfleece is best. there is also diaper fleece. (Same stuff Fuzzi bunz uses)  

Elizabeth - posted on 12/10/2009

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Microfleece is different kind of fleece and will work. Everyone that has used zorb fabric has said it has to be encased not used by itself, most use flannel which is cotton so I'd use the cotton.

Selia - posted on 12/09/2009

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Fleece usually repels moisture and so it wouldn't be a good choice to cover a soaker, but the cotton should work great. I don't know if it will affect the overall performance though... Plus the fleece will pile eventually too. The piling happens in the dryer, so unless you are in need of one faster, you could also try air drying the Zorb fabric with no cover.

Andrea - posted on 12/11/2009

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Quoting Elizabeth:

Microfleece is different kind of fleece and will work. Everyone that has used zorb fabric has said it has to be encased not used by itself, most use flannel which is cotton so I'd use the cotton.


I sew with zorb fabric and have made my own inserts with it. (Mama cloth and diapers) It should be sandwiched between some other kind of fabric. Flannel should be fine. Is the cotton a knit (Stretch) or a woven (No stretch)



 



There are some kinds of fleece that can be used. Microfleece is best. there is also diaper fleece. (Same stuff Fuzzi bunz uses)  

Elizabeth - posted on 12/10/2009

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Microfleece is different kind of fleece and will work. Everyone that has used zorb fabric has said it has to be encased not used by itself, most use flannel which is cotton so I'd use the cotton.

Selia - posted on 12/09/2009

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Fleece usually repels moisture and so it wouldn't be a good choice to cover a soaker, but the cotton should work great. I don't know if it will affect the overall performance though... Plus the fleece will pile eventually too. The piling happens in the dryer, so unless you are in need of one faster, you could also try air drying the Zorb fabric with no cover.

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