Thanks to Julie for this Frugal Baby Tip!
Well, I sewed myself a prefold tonight via Catherine's instrucitons. I didn't have any decent receiving blankets so I used some flannel I had left over from a pair of pajamas I made for my husband this Christmas.
It's black-watch plaid, but oh well, it's just a proto-type. Thank you so much for the instructions, it was so easy!! I used an old towel to make the soaker, and I actually think I might have made it *too* absorbant. It's washing right now, we'll see!