I don't know about you, but one thing I wait on doing is bedding. I have enough that I don't have to wash the dirty stuff right away. I can get around to it in a few weeks time. I got to the point where the only thing I had left to wash was bedding so I did sheets, towels and a couple of blankets. Pulling them out of the washer to hang up, I noticed this on one of the blankets.
It's starting to pull apart, particularly in the middle.
Well, that's to be expected, I suppose. The blanket is probably 30-odd years old and it's perhaps at the end of its useful life. Once dry, I folded it up and stuck it in a give away bag. You could probably cut the blanket into smaller sections suitable for babies, finish the edges and it would still have decades more life in it. But that's not something I'm disposed to doing. I'll just give it away and someone else can be creative with it. No, I'm not replacing it. I have enough. After all, part of tidying and giving away is not bringing more into the house.