I bought this fabric years ago on clearance and was pleasantly surprised to find it in one of my fabric bins the other day. It’s Michael Miller’s Disco Dot, which is still one of my favorite flannel prints. It also comes in pink and gray which would be on it’s way to me right now if it wasn’t on backorder :).
I had enough yardage to make two large single layer receiving blankets. I made a couple before Wyatt was born, and they were some of my very favorites when he was little, especially in the summer when it was hot (surprise, surprise, his were also made out of Disco Dot, but in blue).
Making these blankets can’t get any simpler. I cut them as large as the fabric width would allow – about 40″x40″, and serged around all four sides.
I’ve never found blankets close to 40″ in stores, so for me these are a staple! They are the perfect size for swaddling a new baby without adding a ton of bulk.
What’s your favorite blanket for swaddling a baby? Anything that’s a must for you?