When we went skiing in Whitefish, MT., my son took his Pillow Pet blanket with him for the car ride.
However, once inside the cabin the blanket got a little too close to the heater (thought those warnings were only for precaution) and started to melt! Well, he was devastated, so upon returning home I have been on the hunt for another of these fabric panels, and I found this one a couple of weeks ago on sale at Fabricland. I cut it out today, put it through the dryer to get off all of the extra lint, and a nice cozy blankie again!
Hope this inspires your own creativity...