These pillowcases were purchased sort of by accident. I bought the coordinating sheet set, and it didn't say that it came with pillowcases. So I ordered these, to make sure I had some. They are lovely, very soft, and I haven't had a problem with much lint. As you would expect from flannel, it lints quite a bit at first, but it wasn't unexpected/overly so. I would purchase this set again, however I have only had them for about a month or so. Washed twice and not too many problems.