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How to remove static from plush blanket?

Last year I purchased a poly blend microfleece blanket. While it is soft and very warm, I have a major problem, static. This blanket develops so much static that whenever I move in bed or shift the covers, sparks fly to the point that I have wondered if there is a chance of fire! Also the static noise is loud and it shocks me; all this wakes me up all night.

I have washed it in fabric softener, I have rinsed it in vinegar, I have rubbed Bounce sheets over it, I have washed and air dried, and I have sprayed it with Static Guard, but these remedies last about 5 minutes and the static is back, or they simply did not work.

Is there a way to get rid of this problem? Or do I need to buy a new blanket? If so, what type, fabric, or brand can I buy that will not develop static? My sheets and coverlet are 100% cotton and I like to put the blanket between the top sheet and the coverlet; I have tried it on top of the coverlet, but it slides off the bed and still has static.

In the past I pulled up my old heavy bedspread and used it as my winter blanket, but it finally bit the dust and the new coverlet I have is pretty but way too thin for warmth. I need to keep the heat down at night to save $$ and need a warm blanket. Good down comforters were way too expensive for my pocketbook. Thanks!

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