I'm glad I wasn't hasty in writing a review for these sheets because at first they seemed ideal. I washed them once before using and they seemed thick, soft and well constructed. Then, the piling happened. The flat sheet, fitted sheet and the pillow cases all piled during the first use and became unbearable to sleep on. After the second wash the sheets were a mess. These are by far the worst sheets I have ever owned. I thought the decent thread count and the made in the USA distinction would be useful in determining quality, but all it got me was expensive cleaning rags. I also bought the lower thread count sheet set from this same manufacturer and the same thing happened, so it was no fluke. This is the second low quality bedding item I've received in a row from Overstock; I'm so disappointed.