5 Cozy Fabrics that will warm your toes

With most of the country blanketed in several feet of snow that will probably not melt until April, most of us are searching for ways to stay warm both indoors and out.  One way is to snuggle up with a loved one under a blanket made from one of these fabrics.

  • Flannel:  Flannel is a cotton fabric that has been brushed to a fluffy softness.  Think of warm flannel shirts or those delightful flannel sheets you use during the winter.   A down comforter is already warm but not always attractive.  Cover it in a flannel comforter cover for instant “visual” warmth in the bedroom.
  • Fleece:  Who doesn’t love the look and feel of a baby’s blanket or a comfy sweatshirt?  These are  often made from fleece or polar fleece , a polyester fabric, that has a soft nap to it as well as insulating capabilities.  Add a fleece throw to the back of the sofa to wrap up in on those chilly evenings.
  • Quilted:  When a fabric has been quilted it adds some weight as well as insulation.  Nothing is better than getting all snuggly under a quilt made by your grandmother.  However, those blankets took many months to create.  Today there are fabrics available that have been quilted and can be sewn to a fabric backing for a very attractive and warm lap blanket.
  • Faux fur:  Faux fur blankets always add a fun and sophisticated look to any room.  Use this fabric to create a throw for the back of the sofa or as an addition to the foot of the bed.  Any teenager will love to have this in their room.
  • Chenille:  Chenille is made from a thick and fuzzy yarn that, depending on the weight, can be used to upholster furniture or sew blankets, quilts and bedspreads.  Most people enjoy the softness associated with chenille.

So light the fire, brew a cup of tea (or pour a glass of wine) and snuggle up for a cold winter’s night.