It's not that easy to find sheet sets -- of any quality -- that include two extra pillowcases. Nor is that easy to find sheets -- in any thread count -- that launder beautifully, even in cold water wash on a delicate cycle, without seam puckering or significant wrinkling. So I am delighted by these, which have the extra pillowcases, are well-sewn and do not require ironing unless you are obsessed. One negative: although the sheets I ordered in blue are a lovely color, they are not the sky blue, or even robin's egg blue one might assume them to be given the color in the photo. Rather, they are a light blue/gray. In hindsight, therefore, given the colors already extant in the bedroom for which these sheets were intended, I should have ordered the ivory or even the green. Never mind. These are great sheets; I'll just order another set and be happy.