These are by far the best flannel sheets I've ever owned. Boy oh boy is it hard to get out of bed in the morning! They are incredibly soft and fit my pillowtop mattress perfectly. No more tugging and fighting to get the fitted sheet on the bed. I've washed and used them one time -- following the care instructions to a tee -- and so far no pilling. You do have to remember to empty the lint trap on your dryer halfway through the cycle however. I expect that'll be less of an issue over time.