I washed the sheets as soon as I got them and put them on my bed. We have a pillow top queen size bed that has an additional memory foam topper and they fit perfectly! They material is very soft to the touch, and they are nice to sleep on.; they stay on the bed nicely. My only disappointment would be that the polka-dots are painted on and not actually woven in the fabric. I worry that they will eventually wear off, but so far after a couple of washes they still look perfect.