These sheets are fabulous after the first washing. Then after one more wash, they're not as soft and they begin to pill. Not high quality fabric at all. I washed in cold water on the handwash/delicate cycle as instructed. They do something to the fabric in the factory to make the sheets appear plush - and they even have you fooled after the first wash! - But longevity and comfort are not part of the production process in these flannel sheets. Buyer beware.
My first time buying from Overstock. I've been skeptical, but was in the market for some flannel sheets, so I checked out what they had. I called Overstock to be sure I could return them if they were not up to my liking. They said yes, and the rest is history. For the price - these are fantastic sheets. I've purchased German flannel at Garnett Hill for three times what these cost,and frankly, these are just as good and a lot less money. About $100 here for sheets and 6 pillow cased - about $330 at G.H. The set is very plain, no patterns, but if that's ok with you... BUY THESE SHEETS! They are excellent.
I was hesitant to order these sheets because a couple of reviewers had complained about shrinkage and shedding. I read another wise person's post saying to wash these first in cold water and vinegar, and dry them on low and hang - or just hang. I followed her directions, and voila - I had no problems at all. I will always wash these in cold water, and dry carefully - but the sheets are amply sized (fits a pillow top). The sheets are high quality, warm and wonderful. I would definitely recommend these, and plan to buy more in other colors.
The pillowcases we have gotten in the stores are not soft and warm. These are so wonderful that we actually purchased a whole sheet set and are thrilled with it also. You just can't find this kind of quality anywhere. They are soooo soft and comfy.
I cannot compare these sheets and pillowcases to any other brand, because I have no reason to buy anything else. They make you feel cozy and warm and after laundering, even several times, they're like brand new again. If you don't consider buying these "shame on you".
I am so used to poor-quality-made-in-China almost everything that I was dreading these sheets will be either defective or fall apart. These sheets are great! Not only are they soft and warm, but after a week they are still nice and tight around the mattress, as if they were just put on. Nothing bothers me more than loose fitting sheets that are all crumpled and lumpy after a night or two- not these! Before using, I washed them in cold water and dried on the cool air setting and they didn't seem to shrink after the first wash. I hope they will not shrink after a few washes. Very comfortable, thick, but not too thick, soft, so I ordered a second set.
I bought the sand color to coordinate with other flannel sheets that were floral gold with white back ground.. Perfect compliment to them as we use four pillows instead of two for sleeping. No pilling and very cozy to sleep on. Would buy again.
I purchased the extra pillow cases to go with the sheets. Loved them! They are so warm and soft for the cool months. The sheets and pillow cases are really soft, thick and well made. They do pill a bit but I think that would be expected for the material.