This set of sheets is extremely scratchy and rough on your skin. By far, the worst set I've ever purchased. I was trying to save money and thought I'd buy a cheaper set, well you get what you pay for. Lesson learned! After several washings AND soaking in fabric softener, I will use these as a drop cloth for painting or whatever. Don't waste your hard earned money on these sheets, unless you want to sleep on sandpaper!
These sheets seem to be very good quality so I'm giving them 4 stars. I'm going to be returning them though as the description says they fit a 12" thick mattress but the fitted sheet is way too big on my 12" mattress. They would probably fit a thicket mattress better.
I was worried when they arrived that the fitted sheet would rip. (the thread isn't very quality, uneven thickness, and you can see right thru the material) That being said, I washed them and put them on the bed. They are very nicely crisp and soft enough after 1 wash, like true percale should be. Over time, like a good pair of jeans, they 'should' soften to perfection. But they do still have a strong smell to them, like the dyes and preservatives haven't washed out completely. Hopefully that will dissipate after another wash.