Posted by KarenC on August 22, 19103 at 19:57:42:
In Reply to: Re: KarenC please comment. Others welcome too posted by Chrissy on August 22, 19103 at 19:20:45:
A metre is just a metric measure of length (it's about 3 feet), it's just how fabric is sold up here in Canada. Come to think of it though, a metre is probably way too much unless you're planning on making a bunch in different sizes as your baby grows.
As for the type of fleece it doesn't really matter, so long as it's 100% polyester. If you were making diaper covers, then things like quality and thickness *would* matter but not for liners. All you need to look out for is waterproofed fleece meant to make outdoor clothing. If it's waterproofed that means that liquid won't penetrate it easily so that could be a problem. But even if that's all you can find (or if you already have some), I've heard that a few intense washings in hot water with a strong detergent will strip the waterproof layer.
Many commercial fleece liners are made of micro-fleece, which is just really thin regular fleece. The thinness is nice but micro-fleece is rather expensive and difficult to find in regular fabric stores (most sources are online). Just go with whatever is cheapest!