After reading all the reviews on these sheets & seeing that it seemed that there were 2 completely different views on these sheets I did a little research on flannel sheets. When you get these sheets, as with any cotton clothing or bedding, you must wash them first. DO NOT USE ANY DETERGENT OR FABRIC SOFTENER the first time! Add 1 cup of WHITE vinegar where you put the fabric softener and wash on delicate. After washing this way, place in dryer on LOW heat with NO dryer sheet and check lint filter every 10 mins or so as these sheets will shed around a baseball sized ball of lint the first washing. Remove sheets when dry. Subsequent washings...use very little detergent and NO dryer sheets, or if weather permits, hang outside to dry and your sheets will stay pill free & soft. Time will tell if these sheets hold up to the test of time. But remember, these are $$$ sheets. For high quality German cotton flannel sheets you will pay around $150 and up.
I love these sheets! I've purchased flannel sheets in the past that started out nice and soft, but that ended up pilling to such an extent that they were no longer that way after a wash or two. I purchased the cal king set in blue, and am very impressed with the fact that they haven't pilled, and continue to retain their softness after several washings. I just ordered a second cal king set for our bed, and a queen set for the guest bed.....great product!
After only 3 days, the bottom sheet pilled so badly, it took an hour to clean up the mess. These sheets are really comfortable, but they are definately NOT worth the price! You cab go elsewhere and buy flannel sheets for less than are higher quality and do not pill. I bought the amethyst and taupe sheets. Comfortable yes, but extremely messy and NOT worth the price. Thi is the 3rd review I've made for these sheet, but Overstock.com removes any negative posts. Let's seeh ow long this review stays up...
These are the worse sheets ever. I have always bought luxury sheet s from Overstock and have never been disappointed. These flannel sheets are the worse quality. They bubble up forming little cotton balls and they shrink each time you wash them. They CAN'T fit deep pocket mattresses after one wash. I would never reccommend these sheets. Absolutely the worse item ever purchased from Overstock.
This product is designed for a standard pocket size.
After reading all the positive reviews, I requested these as a Christmas gift. They are so soft and cuddly! I am a fairly picky person, and I was thoroughly pleased with the hand of these sheets -- they are so thick that they are almost spongy. And they are very, very warm. I had to turn down my heat to be cool enough to sleep, which is fine with me. I've only washed them once, so I can't speak to the durability. My beef with these sheets is the COLOR. I got the gold in the hopes that they would complement my gold striped duvet cover that I bought through OS. Wrong!!! These sheets are much closer to orange than gold. They are a strong, saturated color, like snoozing in a bed of Cheezits. I excitedly threw these on my bed late at night, and had to laugh when I saw the true color the next morning. I will be purchasing the slightly more muted mineral color and giving these to a friend.
These sheets were received very quickly from the date order was submited. The sheets are very well made and and so very soft. It is so nice to slide into the bed at night and find a warm soft bed waiting on me. My husband and I both love them and make a comment almost nightly that these are the softest sheets we've ever had. One reviewer left a comment about the lint that came from the sheets when first washing them. I found that to be true and took their suggestion and checked the filter half way through drying time to clean out the lint filter. That was a good tip as the filter was full. We've only had them a few weeks so I don't know how much more lint will come out but I think this is to be expected with such soft quality sheets and I don't think it takes away from the quality at all but shows the quality of the fabric itself. A set that doesn't lose lint will not be very soft to begin with. I would recommend these to anyone looking for soft suggley sheets at a reasonable price.
Having tried several famous brands, as well as department store brands, I have to say that these are the BEST flannel sheets I have ever tried. Soft, thick, and machine wash and dry well. No pilling. I have two sets of King size, bought for a CA King bed, one bought last year and the other recently. (The amethyst color is more like a burgundy wine color than a true amethyst.) The top sheet is oversized for ample coverage. Top of the line sleeping comfort. Truly LUXURY flannel sheets!
These sheets are a great value! They are warm, cozy and soft. I bought 2 sets last year (chocolate and blue) and returned for 2 more last month (terracotta and lavender). Be aware that they shed a lot when you wash them, but it decreases after a few washes and it is no more than other brands I have purchased in the past.
I have washed these sheets once and used them for a week. They are the best flannel sheets I have ever used and I've been using flannel sheets for 15+ years. Thick, warm, and soft. Plenty roomy for our big king mattress. The "natural" color is cream, not off white. I'll be ordering another set.
I've never had flannel sheets before, as I tend to get hot fast at night. I bought these for my fiance, who had them growing up as a child, and I am absolutely in LOVE with them. They are super soft, comfortable, and luxurious. I was a little offset by the price at first, but after buying them, I am very happy that I went through with it. I've bought more sets of flannel sheets through another company, but they do not compare to these. I've just bought 1 more set...I may never go back to regular sheets again!
These sheets are exceptionally soft!!! It's amazing what a difference a nice soft set of sheets can make. They are very soft and very warm in the winter. I thought they would be too warm for the summer, but on the few warm nights so far, they still feel great. Warning...do not buy these sheets if you already have a hard time getting out of bed.
These flannel sheets are awful! I always wash new things before using them. It only took one wash & these sheets were completely pilled. I never got the chance to use them cause when I took them out of the drier ALL my laundry room & clothes got covered in little purple (I bought the purple color) cotton balls! Everything these sheets touched got covered in these little balls! I can't believe I spent so much money to get so much trouble and work! I spent 1 hour vacuuming my carpet and all my other sheets & duvets these awful sheets touched. I mean, EVERYTHING got covered with these balls and I'm not exagerating! I'm definitely returning these. Hope I can get my money back cause I bought the King size and I wouldn't keep them even if they were for free! That's how bad these sheets are. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY and save yourself the frustration and work.
Run, run, run away from these sheets. They do not fit at all. I can not even get them on my mattress. The instructions say to wash them first, but when you wash them overstock tells you that you will not receive a full refund for this inferior product.
I got the terracotta. They pill like mad. Had to wash two or three times before I could even use them. And I think I've taken more cotton out of the lint catcher than is left in the sheets. They're a weird size, too long and not quite wide enough. After washing, the hems are all wrinkled and twisted. The color is perfect, but that's the only good thing I can say about them. Even at the bargain price, they're not worth it.
I wanted to love these sheets after reading so many great reviews. I ignored the bad reviews regarding holes appearing in sheets after one washing and purchased anyway. The same problem happened after one washing with the set I ordered. Overstock was great regarding the return and refunded most of my $. I hope the folks who did not have this problem and gave good reviews are still happy with the purchase. Maybe there was just a bad batch of material used and some of us were unlucky enough to receive the defective product.