I hate that many of the bibs you can find in the store are so small. They are great when baby is very young to clean up a little milk dribble and maybe catch some drool. My baby is a real drooler! But when it comes to meal times, they just don't cut it.
I had found a bib at a garage sale which ended up being the best bib of all...because it actually covers him! So I traced it out onto some paper, then began to sew! And voila! Here is a bib I like, and I am sure you moms out there will too!
They are big, soft, and made of flannel. I have yet to find a suitable waterproof material for the back. Some plastics are nasty. So when I do, I might modify I bit. But for now, these absorbant-buddies are my best friend.