I was expecting these flannel sheets to be much softer so was disappointed to find that they are rather rough to the touch. I washed them 3 times, using fabric softener each time, hoping to get a softer texture. Didn't work. I guess they are a decent value for the price, but I wouldn't buy them again. I've thought about returning them but decided it wasn't worth the hassle. The sheets will be used on a bed in the guest room, which isn't used often, so I'm sure they'll be fine for their intended purpose.
We have enjoyed these sheets for a couple of washings now and they are still nice and thick. It is true that the first time you wash them their texture will change, but I think that is the "brushed" feel that they advertise. We've had a couple of sets of flannel sheets and these are just as good and thicker. They are a good quality for sheets that compare to slightly more expensive sheets that you might find at various retailers. The colors and design is fun too!
These sheets are so soft and the colors are perfect for our bedroom. I have not seen this pattern or colors in any store. The deep pocket fitted sheet fits perfectly over our new mattress . I have bought 2 sheet sets from Overstock and they have been a great buy.