This comforter isn't even six months old. Since I bought it at the beginning of spring, it hasn't hardly been used all that much either. Perhaps my washing machine is a bit aggressive, except I did use the bulky bedding setting. It could be my daughter might have snagged it on something, somehow... I have no idea.
So my unglamorous craft project of the day was sewing this up and stitching a large fleece patch over the top. Since this was a store closing clearance item, it's not like I can take it back, so I might as well make the best of it. Besides, patchwork quilts are sentimental, right.