Welcome to another Tuesday! I love this idea and wish we'd done it years ago. The trick is to find the right material, or take the time to make them right.
I just happened to come across this strange material that reminds me of an old nightgown I had as a child. Anyways I cut it into squares (about the size of a small paper towel). Now we use them in them in the kitchen all the time. It's been great for dirty hands, spit-up, washing. Basically anything you'd use a aper towel for.
Here are some ideas you could use to make your own.
* Use flannel (old receiving blankets are great) and sew the raw edges with a zig-zag stitch
* Use polar fleece as it doesn't fray
* Buy a tone of dish cloths or wash cloths on sale and use them around the house.
We also use cloth diapers. I have made a set of flannel cloths to use for changing diapers. This has been great and since I have to wash the diapers anyways, the wipes are easy to clean.
I challenge everyone to use less paper and see what difference it makes for you!