These pillowcases were bought because I could not buy extras for the sheet set I had just bought from the O. I got the brick because they will match some of the colors on my comforter. I did not like the fact that the stitching was white. Why wouldn't they match the fabric...kind of looks cheesy. They are smooth and silky but I haven't washed them yet. It looked to me to be more of a terra cotta in the pictures on line. In reality they are much more red. I will keep them as I need them but would have much rather had as depicted.