I have about 60 unbleached prefolds that I cut both of the 4 ply sides off of, outside of the seam so they wouldn't fall apart. One of the problems I had with the prefolds was the bulk, so this alleviated that problem. They did fray after the first couple of washings but I just trimmed the strings and that was all they needed. The next problem I had was that there was no barrier between that wet prefold and my baby. If you have ever felt a wet prefold after your child has had a nap they are wet and COLD. I hatted that being up against her tushy. SO...I went out and bought 1/4 yard of no fray fleece for $1.68 and cut them to fit over the prefold. This wickes away the wetness and your baby has a dry layer between them and the prefold. I use just regular wash rags for wiping. That's how I cloth diaper. I love it! You can see below how I put the dipper together. It makes a trim well fitting, non wicking, non stinking, comfy diaper.
PS: For the first time in 10 years I have only one in diapers. Eve potty trained about 1.5 years earlier than any of my boys. I'll enjoy it will it lasts!