Sewin Sanity: THE BEST Burp Rags and Bibs -- this mom has decided not to use cloth diapers. Says ones you can buy at Wal-Mart are from China ... buy the chenille fabric and cute cotton prints. I think these would be good overall cleaning rags.
Burp Cloth Tutorial - It would be great to embroider or applique a design on the fabric panel. Another idea is to use a soft, absorbent flannel as the middle panel. I'd finish the edges a bit differently too, but still a great tutorial.