The throw was soft, but it looks a lot nicer in the picture than it does in person. I wouldn't go as far as calling it "cheap," but for the price you can find a better throw. The colors are also a little off. I ordered the yellow and the harbor gray. The yellow on was pretty close with the color you see but that harbor gray was definitely a blue. It's not even close to being gray. I returned them both. After returning them, I saw the exact same throw (same brand, color etc) at 3 other stores for $$.