These seemed quite nice when we first got them, a little thin but okay. Unfortunately, just over a year later (rotated w/ other sheets--maybe 12-15 uses) the bottom came out of the wash with a large tear in it--from what I don't know...but I've never had this happen to a sheet before. In fact, in the past my sheets have lasted for YEARS! Not this set. Wouldn't buy them again.
I was skeptical when purchasing these sheets. However, I am truly pleasantly surprised. They are soft and very comfortable. The color is a beautiful buttery look. I have only just washed them once, so no pilling evident, time will tell I suppose.
The set is a lovely color of ivory, going niceely with my Halifax Gold 7 piece comforter which I purchased at the same time. I like having the matching pillow cases, as this is a set. The pillow cases fit my queen size pillows perfectly.
I usually avoid sateen because it seems to pill (not because it wrinkles), but these were a good value and we needed some new sheets, and the reviews were pretty consistent. Also, they are combed cotton, which is a better fiber than regular cotton, no matter what the thread count. We have washed and dried them and yes, they did wrinkle, but no, they did not pill (at least not yet). The sky blue color is very soothing and not too greyish, nor too aqua.