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Moving blankets are commonly referred to as moving pads, van pads, warehouse pads, quilted moving blankets or furniture moving blankets. When purchasing moving blankets three things should be strongly considered. The most obvious is the weight of the blankets. Moving blankets are typically sold by the dozen so as an example a dozen moving blankets advertised at 75 pounds per dozen would have an individual moving blanket weight of 6.25 pounds. Heavier moving blankets protect furniture better than lighter moving blankets because the pad between the quilted fabric is thicker. The second thing to consider is whether or not the fabric is woven or non-woven. Woven fabric is used on higher quality moving blankets and is more durable than non-woven fabric. Woven fabric can be made from polyester, polyester/cotton mix or even 100% cotton for maximum protection. More economical furniture moving blankets are made from non-woven quilted fabric and work great as warehouse pads and storage blankets as well as for the occasional move. The third thing to consider is the quality of the binding. The binding is the fabric around the outside edge of the moving blanket that ties everything together. Binding can be made from woven or non-woven fabric as well.