Arguably, the Pad Fold is the easiest way to use flats. This fold turns a large square/ squarish piece of cloth into what can be used as an insert or a soaker to be laid into a cover.
Pad folding means no pins or snappi’s to mess with.
Many mamas love Pad Folded flats as pocket inserts because they wash up like a dream and dry even faster! Plus, the added bonus is that Flats (birdseye flats) are cotton and less prone to the stinkies.
The downside to the Pad Fold is that, depending on the size of your flat, if you need to fold the top over to accommodate a shorter baby it might be bulky up at the front or back.