How to cure blanket "dandruff".

I love my old blanket but it leaves a very, very fine dusting of little.bits on the sheet. I put it in the dryer all by itself for the longest drying cycle then washed and dried it normally. The lint filter had almost nothing on it., but the sheet is again covered with little dots, mostly even smaller than salt grains. They brush off easily.and cannot be felt

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  • Rhonda Brooks Rhonda Brooks on Feb 21, 2018
    It will continue. It’s time to fall in love with a new blanket made of different material.
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Feb 21, 2018
    Sounds like the fabric in your blanket is breaking down and there is nothing you can do to stop it.
  • Sounds like it is time for a new blanket. I only use 100% cotton in this house. What is the fabric content of your blanket?
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 22, 2018
    Unfortunately it does sound like it is starting to break down and that's kind of hard to prevent.
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 22, 2018
    How old is the blanket? In real life, blankets do not last as long as Linus'. He's been dragging the same one around since, what? 1950?
  • Margie Spenser Margie Spenser on Feb 22, 2018
    Thanks, everyone. The blanket has no holes or thin spots so it will continue to work for a long time... I will just have to keep brushing the bits off the sheet. Naomi, I don't know what it is made of; it doesn't shrink so it's not wool and it is definitely not made of any of the odd new fabrics that are being used for blankets and throws nowadays.
  • Margie Spenser Margie Spenser on Feb 23, 2018
    I don't know its age, but I plan to avoid dragging It along the ground. It has no rips, holes, or thin spots so it has a lot of life left. It does pill all over so is not cotton. Does not shrink so is not wool. Guess I will just keep brushing the sheet clean.
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