I have never owned flannel sheets before because I had always heard negative things about their lack of softness. Prior to using these sheets, I washed them in 1/2 to 1 cup of vinegar. Subsequently they were soft and very little lint formed in my dryer. They fit perfectly on my 11 in thick mattress. The sheets are both warm and soft. I will purchase more sheets to give to relatives for Christmas.
I plan to purchase new sheets. Several years ago I bought these flannel sheets and those from another well-known, but more expensive, online seller. DO NOT BUY THESE SHEETS. The flannel duvet cover has horrible pilling - little brown pills probably picked up from other clothing when washed. The flannel pillowcases also had terrible pilling, and the fabric became flimsy after washing. The flannel duvet cover from the other online seller turned out beautiful after washing. Both had been purchased at the same time for my 2 daughters. My daughter who used the pilled duvet cover reminded me of the problem. Sure enough when I retrieved the duvet cover from the linen closet, the bad memories returned. These sheets look like a great buy, but you get what you pay for! Beware.
These sheets do not last. They start "piling up" soon after you start to use them. Overstock.com does not stand behind them either and would not take them back. Better to spend your money at a local store like **** who will stand behind what they sell and take back defective products. VERY DISAPPOINTING with both the product and overstock.com
I washed properly per site instruction, twice, before use and still got pilled after use, much more than 3 other "regular" priced flannel sheets I've owned. Strange thing is the concentration of those small "cotton balls" are mainly in my side but not on my husband's side of sheets. Not sure if it's my pajama (though we wear similar material) or may be I toss and turn too much, but I've never had this problem with any other flannel sheets before and I am really puzzled by this. Also, because we bought dark color (chocolate), those cotton balls get carried everywhere from our socks and pajama, leaving dark lint on the carpet throughout the house, which is more annoying than the now-rough texture of the sheets due to pilling. I went with this product even though it's more than what I would usually pay for the sheets because I wanted something nice, but am deeply disappointed...
Though these sheets are indeed soft and thick, I have two major problems with them. They are skimpy in size and I don't have an ultra thick mattress and they shed profusely with use. I had to vacuum my bedroom floor daily because the lint that came from these sheets was unbelievable. I have washed them twice and they are still shedding lint on everything. I am very disappointed and will be returning them.
These sheets are thick and nice out of the package. But after laundering twice, the fitted sheet has pilled so badly that they are now uncomfortably rough. There are little balls of twisted fiber all over the bottom half. I washed them with regular detergent, no fabric softener. I've owned many flannel sheets over the years and have never had an issue like this. I contacted Overstock customer service and was told there is no warranty on these and cannot be returned after use.
I've had these sheets for one month. Pros: thicker than other flannel sheets I've had; have not had problems with pilling (I followed the directions and washed them first); soft to the touch; fit my mattress well. Cons: the gray color has a "sage green" overcast to it, not a pure gray; these would not fit well if one had something like a "pillow-top" mattress or a mattress that was not "standard." Overall, a good product but not sure if I couldn't have done just as well by going to my local Costco.
These sheets were a little on the pricey side so I expected generous proportions, however although the bottom fitted sheet was more than large enough for our foam mattress, the top sheet only hangs over about 6 inches on each side. I wouldn't recommend these.
The weave on these is extremely closely packed--so they are very smooth, warm, and comfy. The only slight problem is that I bought the king size sheets--which are plenty long, but a bit narrow. They provide a good flap at the top of our blankets, but when we get into bed, the sides don't hang over enough to keep out drafts. I would turn the top sheet sideways, but then we would have only the small side hem at the top.
I should have read more of the reviews. These sheets are not good quality...people who said that they are nice and thick must never had good quality flannel sheets. In fact, they are the same thickness of the ones I think need to be replaced. I am only keeping them because I had them out of the packages before I realize how thin they are. Be sure and purchase better quality...wish that I had. I thought that since they were German-made, they would be better.
I ordered one king size sheet set(ivory, it looked a bit orange/yellowish in the package, but looked fine once on bed) and loved it, it's soft and feels very nice, so I ordered second set (white) later. Somehow my first set feels softer and thicker, so I was a little bit disappointed for the second set. BTW I also washed them with a cup of white vinegar first before I used them. Overall I like them and hopefully both will last long.
My first flannel sheet set..ever! Always thought they would be too hot, but these sheets have changed my preconditioned ideas. I love the softness of these sheets, as well as the comfort. They prewashed well and fit my queen size bed perfectly. I am now thinking about another buying another set of these fab sheets.
I took the advice of a prior reviewer and washed the sheets with vinegar and dried them in a slow environment......WOW, I am extremely happy with not only the results but, the great "feel" of the sheets! Probably wont wash them again for sometime but......these sheets are the most soft of any flannel I have ever used. I have sent back the last sent by "O". These are a keeper and if you want a comfortable sleep.........BUY THESE SHEETS!
I can understand why others did not like them, but these sheets for me are simply the best I have ever owned. I love the feeling and texture of it. It is hard to describe, but it actually has improved the quality of my sleep. With other sheets, I always end up having to use blankets because of getting cold in the middle of the night...with these sheets, I need nothing more than the sheets...but on the same token, they don't feel hot either. They feel perfect.