Odd bedding question - help a guy replace his blankie...
July 26, 2014 9:08 PM Subscribe
I've had this comforter since I was a kid (I think it's probably around 35yrs old now). I'm not sure what material it is, or how it has held up over the years, but it's my favorite -- my wife (understandably) looks at it strangely, but puts up with it. It's a early-eighties brownish orange, and has pilled up considerably, probably my favorite feature -- I know it's weird, I just like the feeling.
Look, I admit it's my "blankie" of sorts -- problem is that it really is coming apart, not just at the seams, but also across its face as it thins out. So here's the question: How the heck do I find another similar comforter, one that isn't too heavy, with material that will pill (and how could I hasten that)?
Is there any kind of fabric that pills easier? I was thinking of taking a new comforter and roughing it up by throwing it in a dryer with some tennis balls/shoes or something... (yes, this is a serious question, and I'm hiding behind the anonymity of the internet to admit that as a grown man, I have a blankie that I'm afraid of losing).