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How To Wash Fleece Blankets – Keeping Your Fleece Blankets Soft!

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How to Wash Fleece Blankets That You Got During The Holiday To Keep Them Soft!

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Washing fleece is pretty easy because of the type of fabric it is, whether it is fleece or microfleece. The only differences between fleece and microfleece blankets is how tightly it is woven together and how thick it is. The microfleece is the thinnest and woven the tightest. You can find 100,200, and 300 thread count fleece on the market.

Usually, fleece is made from polyester. Fortunately 100% fleece is usually vegan. Fleece fabric can be entirely made from recycled plastic, that usually being plastic bottles. Regular fleece that is not made from recycled plastic is usually made from petroleum. If your looking for a vegan blanket make sure to check the label because some blankets are a mix of fleece and wool (and wool is obviously not vegan).

How to Keep Soft Fleece Blankets Soft:

  • Pour the instucted amount of liquid laundry detergent into the washing machine for your load of blanket(s).
  • Then place the blanket in the washing machine.
  •  Use the gentle cycle using cold water.
  • During the rinse cycle, add the instructed amount of liquid fabric softener.
  • Skip the dryer. Hang the blanket to dry.


  • If you wash your laundry in hard water it can lead to rough blankets. Use a water softener and add to your water as needed to help keep your blankets and clothes soft. It works wonders on cleaning your clothes/blankets and making them softer.
  • If your blanket tends to shed in the washing machine, place it in a laundry bag case (like what you would use for delicate garmets) and then put it in the washer.
  • Don’t use dryer sheets on your fleece blankets. They can leave a coating that can cause the blanket’s surface to feel rough.
  • If there seems to be a coating on your blankets that make them rough, try using an extra rinse cycle to ensure all of the detergent is removed.
  • Don’t use the dryer.

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