The weight of this material says quality from the beginning. I researched a lot before buying these. I found the quality to be well respected and well deserved. The first wash was straight out of the bag to set the color using cold water and vinegar. After that I always wash in cold water with very little detergent. The color has held and so has the quality. No pilling yet! I have used these every night for almost a year and washed them weekly. Drying is done on low setting. Washing is handled on the delicate cycle. Over drying on a high setting is asking for trouble. I expect years of use. I have other sheets but haven't switched because these keep me cooler in the summer and warm in the winter. I keep saying I'll switch them out but so far. Other sheets had me sweating. These breathe and that keeps me comfortable for a good nights rest even with out blankets in summer. The hemstitch keeps its shape and the fit is perfect for my California King.
I was tired of purchasing store flannel sheets that pilled and not very soft after many washings. I purchased these before Christmas last year for my guests. These are the best flannel sheets ever. They are so soft and substantial and hold up to many washings. They come out just as soft as when they went in the washer. I highly recommend these.
One of the best buys I have made in a flannel sheet My husband almost cries when I take them off the bed when spring comes. Really warm, easy care, and they do not fade, nor shrink. If you like warm flannel sheets you will love, love these