I was hesitant to order these sheets because a couple of reviewers had complained about shrinkage and shedding. I read another wise person's post saying to wash these first in cold water and vinegar, and dry them on low and hang - or just hang. I followed her directions, and voila - I had no problems at all. I will always wash these in cold water, and dry carefully - but the sheets are amply sized (fits a pillow top). The sheets are high quality, warm and wonderful. I would definitely recommend these, and plan to buy more in other colors.