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Old 09-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Warm blanket for winter?

Can anyone recommend a blanket for winter (for the bed not a throw)? I just bought one that was so soft and cozy looking. I washed it and got ready to put it on and there are fuzz balls everywhere! All over me (from taking it out of the dryer) and everywhere else I walked with it. So I will be taking it back to Kohls! I looked for a while to find one I liked and this was the only one. I'm not sure where else to look. Can anyone recommend a warm cozy blanket?
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I bought a low-loft Polartec blanket last year from Cabela's. It's warm and lightweight - no shedding! It washed up well, too, and stayed true to size.


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Old 09-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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I would try a duvet and cover with buttons or snaps so it doesn't move around. Speaking of... I need to take my own advice and get a new one. I think I gave ours to my mom a few years ago.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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This is what we do and it works well for us.

Fall: a down comforter (you get what you pay for so invest in a good one) with a duvet cover. The duvet cover goes in the wash and dryer and since they're usually made out of cotton, you don't have to worry about pilling.

Winter: add a quilt on top of the comforter/duvet. This locks the heat from the comforter in and will keep you super toasty and warm.

Spring: back to the down comforter

Summer: two light weight 100% cotton blankets. You could cover your bed with a matelasse to make your bed pretty, but it's usually too warm to sleep under it.

With a down comforter, as long as you keep your duvet clean there's really no reason to clean the comforter more than 1-2 a year. I wash mine once a year at the end of the spring then pack it away for the summer in a space bag.
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I have used a down blanket for years. I am able to machine wash it and it is still like new. It is warm when it is frosty cold out and light enough for warm weather too.
I just use that and a quilt bedspread (along with good sheets of course) all year round.

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Old 09-23-2012, 07:05 PM   #6
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I have a wool comforter and its awesome! Its just like a down comforter but its filled with wool instead. Wool is really good at keeping you warm and regulating body temp. You don't get the the super warm spots in the middle of the night that you can get with down. its also a great alternative to down if you have allergies.
I got mine from Overstock.
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A couple years ago, I bought my kids each a twin size electric blanket. They LOVE them. They use them to watch tv and the take them to bed with them. We unplug them when we go to bed.

TJ Maxx and Marshalls usually have really soft blankets around this time of year too. One kind I think is called Serasoft.
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http://www.sears.com/comfort-classic...&blockType=G26 I bought these last year and they are my favorite blanket along with my kids... they are warm and soft!
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I wish you lived closer than New Jersey. I have a king size comforter that we bought on clearance at Bed Bath & Beyond, and we can't use it because it is just TOO HOT.
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I have a down if it gets cold enough. My kids have down alternative comforters. They are very warm and cozy and machine washable.

If it's not cold enough to need the down I have a very nice warm blanket I bought from jcpenney, it was not cheap but it's good quality. I just got that one to replace my old one. Check homegoods or ross for quality stuff that is cheaper. My last blanket was from homegoods and it is still in really good shape, I just wanted a change.

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Old 09-24-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone : )
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:20 PM   #12
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I got this at Bed Bath & Beyond. It washed beautifully. I can't say about warmth because I just got it but it got good reviews.

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I inherited a Northern Nights (QVC) down blanket from my mother. She thought it was too warm. I am always freezing, and I love it!! I use it and a quilt in the winter. Love Love Love that thing!!
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