I purchased this set after reading previous reviews commenting on the mediocre fabric quality and color inconsistencies, so I was not surprised by the scratchiness of the fitted sheet or the strong yellow overtone of the ivory color. I have other, higher-quality fitted sheets I plan to use, and the yellow tone works with our wall color. What did surprise me, however, was the amount of lint from the light blue chenille! After following the washing instructions on the tags, I spent over 30 minutes with a lint brush removing little blue pills. Also, a small part of the stitching on the quilt came loose after washing. Because it's 100% cotton, if you wash the entire set, be prepared to iron the valances and bed skirt. I love the look of this set - the design and the color scheme are terrific, and the variety of included accessories alone warrants a five-star value rating. But knowing what I know now, I probably would not purchase this set again. Bottom line: a great design that is not well executed.