This is the second blanket this winter to be ripped to the point that it can't be used. The first one had probably a 10" square ripped and the lining ripped as well. That was my medium turnout, and I sent it for repair. The lady picked it up and dropped it off and the bill was $40 to clean and repair it. Yay!
Well, this other blanket is an $80 waterproof sheet, no insulation. I didn't want to spend half the cost of the blanket to repair it. It has a huge gaping rip, probably 16"on 2 sides, and the liner is ripped. I figured to patch it together to get through 2 more months, and then be done with it.
So, I took it to the car wash, hung it on the mat racks, and power hosed it. That was about 30 mins and $10, although the car is clean now, too.
Then I went to fabric store for nylon patches, heavy duty thread, a heavy duty repair needle, and backpack strap material, which is supposed to help a ripped blanket hang together. That was another 30 minutes and about $15.
I still have to do the actual sewing when the blanket is dry. Is still smells, so I'm not sure it's coming in the house. I will probably be sewing outside ...
So, hmm, at least 2 hours of my time, and $25.
The $40 repair bill is looking like a much better deal ...