I stop at the thrift store every Monday after getting my allergy shot. I have more fabric at home than I'll use in a lifetime, but I just can't resist the thrift store. Most of the time I walk out with nothing but this week I found a wonderful large woven blanket. Came home and threw it in the washing machine. I always wash my finds as well as new fabric to make sure it's clean, free of any sizing, etc. and also to be sure it will hold up to future washings. And then, I started playing. This blanket will go a long way. I love the loose weave of the fabric.