In spite of some negative reviews I decided to give these a try because they were the only dark purple flannel sheets I could find anywhere, and that's what I wanted. They are perfectly good sheets, but I'm not sure what about them is supposed to make them "luxury." Some have said they got mismatched or small pillow cases. I got the full size, and they came with two standard sized pillow cases, matching the dimensions of all of my other pillow cases exactly. I washed them before putting them on the bed. They didn't seem luxuriously soft before I washed them, but they didn't seem changed after I washed them, as some reviewers have said. (Luxuriously soft or not, they're perfectly comfortable. But I'm no princess when it comes to sheets so maybe I just don't know.) Even though the tag says to wash them cold I always like to wash dark colored cotton on warm the first time to get the bleeding over with. I do my laundry at a laundromat so I didn't bother with the vinegar as instructed. I cleaned the dryer lint trap both before and after, and I have never SEEN such a blanket of lint--it was literally thick enough to be a blanket. But the sheets came out just fine. They are extremely bulky; I put them in a triple loader by themselves and didn't feel I was underloading the machine. When folded they make a stack twice as tall as most sheets, and at least half again as tall as my other flannel sheets. They are thicker than my other flannel sheets; even though last night was near a record for cold, I didn't need the extra blanket I'd been using (though I also put a memory foam mattress topper on for the first time last night, which may also have kept me warmer). But in addition to the thickness, the deep pockets of the fitted sheet add a lot to the bulk. Someone complained that the fitted sheet isn't deep enough. My mattress and topper together are 10.5 inches thick, and the fitted sheet reaches about 6 inches across the bottom of the mattress. I know there are extremely thick mattresses out there these days (though why I just don't understand) but these are the deepest pocketed sheets I've seen in my life.