I was hesitant to purchase these sheets becuase of a more recent review but when I saw that the number of excellent reviews far out ranked the one bad review, I decided to take a chance. We washed the sheets prior to use and they're just what we were looking for. They're very soft and yet don't require any ironing before putting them on the bed. We will be buying a 2nd set of these sheets to switch out. They also seem to be higher quality and built to last. We have a very tall mattress and we didn't have any issues with getting them to fit.