Throw blankets are meant to provide comfort and warmth in a short-term situation - a nap, or while watching a movie. Throw blankets are made to cover a person without being tucked in. They are smaller than a traditional blanket but still have the same qualities as a larger blanket.
The throw blanket can be made of 100% cotton, cotton-poly blend, or rayon. The rayon chenille throw blanket is quite popular. It is not as durable with numerous washings as a cotton throw is. A rayon throw blanket is often most attractive however, and tends to be less expensive than 100% cotton versions.
With a cotton throw blanket, observing the washing instructions is important. Some are pre-shrunk and only get softer and better with numerous trips through the washing machine and dryer. Others may shrink, and as well, a brightly colored cotton throw blanket may fade over time.
Blankets are distinguished from sheets by their thickness and purpose; the thickest sheet is still thinner than the lightest blanket, because blankets are for warmth, while sheets are for hygiene, comfort and aesthetics.
Blankets are subdivided into many types, including quilts, duvets, and comforters, depending on their thickness, construction and/or fill material. Throw blankets are smaller blankets, often in decorative colors and patterns that can be used for extra warmth outside of bed.
Before washing, shake off dust from both sides of the carpet or vacuum them. Then, use the right detergent according to the material of the surface fabric. Place the whole carpet on the ground, soak it with water, and then dip a soft brush in a detergent and start scrubbing, and wash that area with clean water, and remove the dirty water right away, moving on with this from one area to the next, then the next, to avoid the dirt seeping back to the blanket and crossing color, repeating this procedure all over the whole blanket until you are done.
Carpet edge is more absorbent to water, therefore, should be rinsed with plenty of water with more rinsing until the last trace of detergent is totally removed. After that, apply a 1% concentration of acetic acid or spray a 2% white vinegar solution evenly on carpet surface, after that, rinse with water again. If a cylindrical drum type machine is used for dehydration, air dry the dehydrated carpet with the surface up on a hanger shelf and prevent dust from falling onto the surface (with a cover above it ) while drying in the shade, to avoid strong direct sunshine, which will cause the colors to fade.
Most edges of woolen carpet are white and prone to picking up the dirt from the dirty water again. If that happens, use hydrogen peroxide to bleach it white by the following steps: brush the hydrogen peroxide bleaching along the fringes from top down. After the completion of bleaching, wash the fringes with water using a hair brush, until all the hydrogen peroxide is gone. Use lots of water, as not to damage the material during rinsing.
The throw blanket comes in a variety of colors and designs. One can get creative with throw blankets. One can also use them to protect couch or chair cushions that resist cleaning.
A thick cotton throw blanket is great for outdoor use as well. It is easily portable, and provides the perfect warmth for night sporting events. A throw blanket also makes an excellent spread for picnics in damp grasses, as it tends to resist dampness, particularly if it is thick. Or one can use a thinner throw blanket, with a waterproof sheet beneath, to add style to a picnic.