Upon recieving this blanket, I threw it into the wash so that I could start using it right away. After it was done being washed it pilled a little, but it is to be expected with this kind of weave. It looks amazing on my bed, feels nice and heavy but doesn't get too hot - which I love! Paired with 100% cotton sheets and comforter it makes for a really comfortable nights sleep. Definitely a good buy, thinking of buying another.