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Folk Rug/Blanket - Need Help With ID

This is a rug/blanket that's been hand-woven - [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Aug 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Trying to find or have made a replica of a family member's blankie

A family member is expecting her first kid and I was thinking about trying to either buy or have made a replica of her precious childhood blankie. Help me find it or figure out how to get a replica made. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Apr 20, 2014 - 11 answers

What is this blanket pattern?

Crochet-filter: I love the pattern of this baby blanket: link 1 , link 2, and would very much like to make a sofa throw size of this. I've looked on Revelry and cannot find the pattern. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Feb 21, 2014 - 5 answers

What do afghans from Afghanistan look like?

I'm looking for links/books/a place to start researching to find out more about the origin of afghan blankets. I just ordered the yarn to knit a largish blanket of my own design. In thinking of a name for the pattern I got to wondering whether the word "afghan" as applied to blankets really had anything to do with Afghanistan. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Nov 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Help Me Find This Woven Cat Blanket

My friend has this woven throw blanket with cats on it that she's had since she was a little kid (ie 1994 or so). It's getting sort of threadbare now and I would really like to find the exact same blanket and give it to her for Christmas this year, but I have no idea what kind of blanket it is nor do I know who might have made hers. I figure it's either super rare, or crazy ubiquitous, but "cat woven throw" yields weird results on Google. Better leads needed, please!
posted by Hello Darling on Aug 15, 2013 - 6 answers

About to throw in the throw

During the Missoni for Target craze a few years ago, I managed to score the most coveted item--a quilted fleece throw. I only got one. There are three inhabitants of our house fighting over it, including the cat, who is usually the one who gets to use it. Help me find or make something similar. [more inside]
posted by payoto on Feb 2, 2013 - 7 answers

King sized wool blanket for $50 or less

My husband and I don't have very much money, but we would like to own a few (or even just one) giant (king sized) wool blankets. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Dec 26, 2012 - 24 answers

Find a plush soft blanket for a kid's twin bed

Can anyone help me find a supersoft, plush twin size blanket for a girl? [more inside]
posted by biscuits on Nov 25, 2012 - 12 answers

My home-made quilt needs cleaning.

I've got a handmade all-cotton knot-style quilt that was made by my mother. Since she has passed away, this is of course a very precious item to me, and I don't want to do anything to damage it. It is, however, in desperate need of a wash. Is this something I can just throw in the machine? Is there anything I should be wary or warned of? This is something I'd love to ask my mom's advice on, but, ha ha! Added difficulty level: I live in New York and send my laundry out.
posted by whitneyarner on Nov 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Where to acquire Ethnic Wool Blankets...?

Apologies for the title; I'm in love with the style of patterned wool blankets that are typically marketed as "navajo", "indian", "afghani", "nepalese", "mongolian", "oaxacan", "peruvian", "bulgarian" etc etc etc. As far as I'm concerned they're all beautiful. But where can I find them for less than $100 per piece? I'm assuming if these are made by people in the aformentioned places, they don't sell them for US$100. Does one need to be rich and/or travel around the world just to get some pretty blankets?
posted by oneous on Nov 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Winter's coming. Bed warming time.

Electric blanket or electric mattress pad? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Sep 27, 2012 - 16 answers

Can you recommend a warm, breathable blanket?

I'm looking for a (1) warm, (2) breathable, and if possible (3) heavy-as-in-weight blanket. What kind of blanket do I want, and do you have specific recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Apr 18, 2012 - 17 answers

Best portable heated blanket?

What is my best option for buying or rigging a portable heated blanket or other heating source? [more inside]
posted by quietshout on Jan 22, 2012 - 13 answers

Please help me stop my blankets from shedding like a golden retriever.

How do I keep my blankets from shedding lint all over the place? (Alternatively, please help me find blankets that do not shed.) [more inside]
posted by hypotheticole on Dec 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Down vs. cotton vs. silk blanket/comforter

I own this down alternative comforter. It causes me to wake up with sweaty legs, so I'm looking for a replacement. This article recommends that people in my situation should go with silk or cotton instead of down. Is there an advantage to do that over just getting a thinner down comforter? Note: my bedroom ranges from 62-65 at night.
posted by lunchbox on Dec 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Tree Snuggie

What material should I use to make my tree a blanket? [more inside]
posted by theRussian on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Rock n Roll Union Jack Quilt needed

Help me find the union jack quilt from Get Him to the Greek. [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Oct 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for high-quality bedding that won't break the bank.

Looking for high-quality bedding that won't break the bank. We've got a new king-sized bed and need to trick it out, but I'm feeling overwhelmed with brand choices. [more inside]
posted by Specklet on Oct 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Cleaning comforter?

I have an amazing old down comforter that reeks of a mixture of death and b.o. There are no washing instructions on it. How do I get this thing clean/smelling good? Caveat: It is massive, and my apt has a pretty old-school washing machine and dryer. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Sep 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Where to keep quilts when not in use?

What do you do with your heavy quilts or coverlets at night when its too hot to use them? I'm looking for alternatives to my current tactic of leaving them piled on the floor. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Aug 25, 2011 - 21 answers

Bad kitty!

Can I launder a wool blanket at home? [more inside]
posted by jamaro on Apr 22, 2011 - 13 answers

I need ideas for dog-resistant throw blankets.

Can you please recommend to me a resistant and attractive blanket I can throw on furniture so my dog can sit with me? [more inside]
posted by msali on Jan 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Could I possibly be allergic? To a fleece blanket?

We bought this blanket and put it on our bed. We do not use a flat sheet nor do I *ahem* wear pajamas, so the blanket was right next to my skin. Pretty much everywhere the blanket touched for any period of time, but especially on my thighs and upper arms, I broke out in a bumpy rash. It itches a little, but is as unsightly as all get-out. And it's taking forever to fade. I washed and dried the blanket, and that made no noticeable difference. There have been no other notable changes -- laundry detergent, soap, lotions, etc. all the same -- so it seems like the blanket must be the culprit. I know YANMD, and I probably won't even consult with my doctor because really, what is he going to say? What I'm hoping is you'll have some answers or suggestions for me. Could there be some additive that's causing the allergic reaction? Is there anything I can do to the blanket that will Make.It.Stop?
posted by DrGail on Nov 12, 2010 - 25 answers

what's the best electric blanket for a massage table ?

A friend is looking for the perfect electric blanket to keep her massage table warm for the people she will be massaging (nothing kinky, sorry to disappoint). She's looking for electric blankets that heats quickly (under 15 minutes would be perfect), also required : a timer. This has to be an electric blanket for one person. Any make/model available in Europe to recommend ?
posted by Baud on Sep 21, 2010 - 5 answers

ethical alpaca?

So, a friend of mine has an alpaca fur blanket exactly like this one. My wife is in love with it and I would like to buy something similar for her. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Feb 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me find a blanket that doesn't die in the dryer!

Why can't I find a soft blanket that doesn't fall apart in the dryer??? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Dec 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Need an electric blanket

Can anyone suggest a durable electric blanket? [more inside]
posted by The Bishop of Turkey on Dec 14, 2009 - 12 answers

DOG PERIOD BLOOD IN BED. CAN I JUST SLEEP IN IT?

my dog bled on my blanket (i think mine's called a com-fort-or). can i still sleep in my bed? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Oct 29, 2009 - 11 answers

A warm-weather comforter that's heavy and cool

My spouse is desperately looking for a "summer comforter", that is at the same time heavy and not-too-hot! [more inside]
posted by muddgirl on Sep 3, 2009 - 25 answers

Where can I find a cheap waterproof picnic blanket?

Where can I find a cheap, waterproof, picnic blanket? Didn't Off used to make one? [more inside]
posted by orangemiles on Jun 9, 2009 - 7 answers

I need help identifying blanket with Arabic writing on it.

I have a blanket with Islamic (Arabic) writing (maybe parts of the Quran, Koran?) woven around it that I found and need help identifying it? [more inside]
posted by Listening on Apr 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Testing the warmth of a blanket.

How can I empirically test the relative warmth of a blanket? [more inside]
posted by plasticbugs on Mar 9, 2009 - 23 answers

How do I knit with multiple strands of yarn?

My knitting pattern directs me to knit with multiple strands of yarn held together, but I keep ending up with a mess. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve on Nov 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me find some WoW bedding for my boyfriend.

Attention WoW users! I'm trying to find a World of Warcraft blanket or pillow for my boyfriend's upcoming birthday, does anything like this exist? My google-fu is weak. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Nov 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Slanket v snuggie

I've given up any pretenses to dignity. Should I buy a slanket or a snuggie? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Nov 7, 2008 - 29 answers

Best Blanket

Seeking first-hand accounts of experiences with warm blankets. Choices (as I see it) are wool, fleece, or flannel. [more inside]
posted by dreamphone on Sep 11, 2008 - 21 answers

My Office Is So Cold the Lactic Acid FREEZES.

So I've started a new, pretty hard-hitting exercise regime (bootcamp, if you wanted to know) and I'm sore as crap, and my office is excruciatingly cold. I'm trying to figure out how to mitigate this, since the cold is making my muscles clench up and that, you know, does not feel good. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jul 8, 2008 - 18 answers

Bedroom tips needed!

Last night I slept in my own bed after several days in the road and realized that the hotel beds were much more comfortable and rejuvenating than my own. How can I replicate the hotel-bed experience at home? [more inside]
posted by mikewas on Mar 13, 2008 - 27 answers

Night Night little ones

How do you get toddlers to keep their blankets on overnight? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Sep 20, 2007 - 22 answers

Microfleece Blanket Pilling

My sweetie bought me a microfleece blanket for Christmas, and it's great, except it's been pilling like there's no tomorrow, from day one. [more inside]
posted by jasmeet on Jan 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Are layers really warmer?

If layers are better for warmth (as I have been told as long as I can remember), why isn't there a blanket made out of a bunch of thin layers fastened together?
posted by white light on Dec 20, 2006 - 19 answers

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