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What’s the difference between a throw and a runner?

If you're sprucing up your bedroom, it's time to look at various ways to add style to the room without costing a fortune. One of those ways is bedding. You may not even have to purchase new sheets, bedspreads or pillowcases for this type of spruce up. You can start with...

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What's the difference between a throw and a blanket?

There are so many different options when looking for bedding, it can often be quite a challenge to find exactly the right addition. Two different bedding accessories are often confused or thought interchangeable, but they're not. These are throws and blankets...

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What is the best way to maintain and clean a throw?

Each type of throw is different when it comes to cleaning. It all depends on the type of material from which its made. The easiest and best method of cleaning is always listed in the description area of the throw when you purchase it at Terrys Fabrics. Most throws also have...

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What materials are throws usually made of?

Throws come in a number of different colours, styles and materials. There is no one particular material used to make a throw. These small blankets were often hand knitted or crocheted and used to decorate, and created for the practical purposes of providing a bit of warmth when the weather was cooler or protect...

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How long can I expect my throw to last?

There are so many different factors when it comes to the longevity of throws. The right type of care given to a throw will make a great deal of difference. For instance, if the washing instructions say wash in cool water and air dry, but failing to read those instructions can...

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How long will a throw last if I'm sitting on it everyday?

How long your throw might last if you use it every day is a tough question to answer. There are so many factors to take into account. Firstly the quality of the fibres in your throw will be crucial as to how long it may last. The better the quality and construction of your fabric the better...

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How to know when it's time to replace an old throw

Let’s be honest it can be difficult to know when it is time to replace your old throw. Quite often it has become such a favourite item for snuggling up to on a cold evening that you sometimes don’t see how worn your throw has become. If your throw is patterned you may well find that...

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How to make a simple bed runner?

Bed runners were originally made to keep the quilt, bedspread or duvets clean, but they also were meant to add colour, texture and style to the bedroom, particularly if the top dressing of the bed was a solid colour or white...

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Why should I buy a throw online from Terrys Fabrics?

There are so many reasons to buy a throw online from Terrys fabrics and all of them make us one of the best places to shop. Not only do we offer you selected branded products at greatly discounted rates we nearly always have a sale on through most of our departments, which will help to...

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Why should I buy a throw online rather than going into a store?

There are a number of reasons that online shopping is superior to shopping in a brick and mortar store. The first is the convenience of shopping online. There's no need to dress up and leave the house, spend money on petrol, or diesel, and fight the...

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Will a throw fade in direct sunlight?

If you want to insure your throw won't fade, always check the throw to see if it has UV protection, which very few have and those that do have UV protection are normally designed for outside use. The rest of the throws are like any type of product made from fabric. Over time they'll...

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Are throw designs timeless or do they follow certain trends?

hrow blankets are often thought of as smaller blankets, but that's not always true. Some can be large enough to cover an entire bed. They've been around for centuries and were initially hand crafted and either knitted or crocheted. These blankets were bigger than baby blankets and often called...

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Are throws just for sofas or can they be used around the house?

Throw are for every room in the house. You can use them on almost all types of furniture. These small decorative blankets add interest to the décor and create a stylish look, whether draped over a chair or...

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Are throws the same as comforters Whats the difference?

A comforter is used to be put onto the bed, with no edges hanging over that add bulk to the sides. These are usually covered by a bedspread or duvet and used for extra warmth. Comforters are filled and made of a single piece of fabric...

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Can I get matching cushions to accompany my throw?

At Terrys Fabrics, we have a wide variety of throws and cushions. In fact, many of the throws come with matching cushions. You'll find those in the product description area under colour choices and matching products. However, there are other ways to find...

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Considering price how much should you spend for a quality throw?

You can't always consider price when looking for a quality throw. Throws are priced by size and the type of fabric used. Designer throws will cost more than one that's not. In this case, they're often more decorative and stylish with a more intricate design...

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Do throws come in a number of different size? What sizes are available?

Throws come in a number of different sizes, just as they come in different materials, designs and colours. In most cases, throws are smaller than blankets, but that's not always the case. One popular size of throw is 120cm X 150cm, but there are...

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I've never bought a throw before what qualities should I look for?

In most cases, finding one that is easy care is important. Often, the throw is what's next to the skin, whether draped over a sofa or on a bed. Finding one that's made of quality material is also...

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I've seen a throw I like but I'm not sure where to put it in my home?

While all decorative items are wonderful additions to the home, we especially love the versatility of the throw. They can be used in any room of the house, even in the bathroom if you have a seating area, and they make a wonderful addition to...

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Should I choose a modern or more traditional throw?

When choosing a throw for your room, the type you choose depends on your décor. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, just as there is no right or wrong answer about the colour of throw that you select. Even in a very modern room, a traditional throw could...

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Should I match a throw to my sofa and scatter cushions?

Both scatter cushions and throws are decorative items, meant to enhance and add interest to your room. You can match them, which is one look that has appeal, but you also can use contrasting colours or a monochromatic colour scheme with the...

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Will a throw work as a runner on my bed?

Throws can be used anywhere and when folded, make a perfect accessory for the end of the bed to replace a runner. In fact, many people use them on the bed for not only decoration but a light cover for when they just want a short nap or wish to lay reading...

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Will a throw work as top blanket on my bed?

Throws come in all sizes and the larger ones can be an option as a top blanket, particularly when topping a plain white duvet. They add colour and interest to a bedroom and design to a room. Many of the throws are lighter in weight and are perfect top blankets for...

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Are throws useful or just decorative?

A throw is usually a smallish blanket, it can be made from a variety of materials like cotton, chenille, wool silk or man made fibres. The fabric used and the method of manufacture will all affect the style, softness and durability of...

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Do pets ruin your furniture? Then why not use a throw to offer some protection?

Many households these days will have at least one pet and quite a few of us have several, be it dogs, cats, gerbils, mice, or rats or a mixture of all of the above we Brits love our animals. The family pet generally has free reign around the house and home and often...

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Does a throw have a number of uses or is it just for covering a sofa?

The popularity of throws within the average household has grown tremendously over the last few years, and that has a lot to do with the fact that people in general have realised that a good throw can be a lot more than just a chair or sofa covering...

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I have sensitive skin, what throw is best for me?

Firstly do you know exactly what it is that you are allergic to and what reaction you may have? This is probably harder to find out than you might think as people with sensitive skin can be affected by more than one thing and pinning down the culprit is made that much more difficult by...

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My children are likely to stain my sofa, will a throw help to maintain it?

Let’s face it these days a new sofa can be a very large expense for any household and when there is a chance that the younger members of the family might accidentally ruin it then it makes sense to take some precautions. Little fingers seem to be nearly always...

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My sofa is one colour, is it OK to have a throw that doesn't match?

Well that would depend on what you class as a ‘match’. Some people would say that a match was only correct if the colour, style and pattern were all exactly the same and others would consider a 'match' to be just one of these things, perhaps the same shade, pattern or ...

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Will a throw keep me warm during winter? Or do I need a proper blanket?

Before this question can be answered perhaps it would be a good idea to think about the difference between a throw and a blanket and this will allow you to make an informed decision as to whether a throw will keep you sufficiently warm in winter or whether you need a proper...

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