If you're looking for a blanket that offers warmth and quality, look no further!! These are fabulous blankets that are thick, well made, and wash great. If you're experiencing pilling after washing, you're either washing them with another fabric that is causing too much friction in the wash, or you're not washing them with enough room in the washer! Believe me, I learned this they hard way on a handmade, German flannel blanket that cost 5X the price. Flannel in general needs a lot of room in the wash! If your washer isn't big enough (especially for the King) then take it to a laundromat. And, if you're experiencing pilling while it's on the bed, take a cue from some of the finer hotels and sandwich your flannel blanket between two top sheets. Not only does it create a luxurious bed to crawl into, but it protects the blanket from wear, dirt, and friction. Also, be sure to wash it before using. Doing so will help remove the loose "fuzz" layer that is left behind from the manufacturing process - the stuff that's usually first to pill!! (Same goes for sheets and duvets). I know...for some of you I may be preaching to the choir but, if you're like I was, a little "Bedding 101" could avoid a lot of linen closet disasters! All in all, these are warm, sturdy, utilitarian blankets that should please for years and years if correctly cared for!