I read the reviews about the roughness of the material but bought these anyways because they weren't going to be used for sleeping. Bad decision. I don't even like handling the material!. Also, it has a very flat look. Even though I love the style, I am returning them.
The color is great. I wanted to true white to go with existing coverlet for my daughter's bed, and these shams are true white. The fabric is a little stiff, perhaps from sizing, nor is it particularly soft. I have not washed them yet, so cannot say how they hold up in washing machine and look afterwards. They look very fresh and perky on the bed now.
I bought these shams in white because I was trying to create a pottery bran looking bed. I must say these shams are great. The fabric is a good quality. They don't feel cheap at all. Because I'm just using them for decorative purposes they do the job well. I am pleased with them.
Material seems to be a little heavier than shams I have had in the past. Ruffles stand out better than the floppy ones I have had in the past. Have not washed them as yet but I think they will hold up better also.. They are purely for decoration.
These shams were very high quality, good thread count, not thin.I would purchase again in colors, my first set was white. Very pleased. They were also large enough to fit my overstuffed pillows nicely without looking like they were crammed in.