First, If you dont like heavy sheets...these are not for you. I have washed these sheets about 8 times. They get soft and less wrinkled. The last set of sheets I bought were 1000TC and pilled and didnt feel soft so I decided to go up in thread count. They are generously sized. My mattress is 13 in and the fitted fits all around and tucks in well . The flat sheet tucks under the mattress and still has enough room to reach my head at the top of the bed. The sheets do produce a little fuzz but DO NOT pill. ( a little hint when washing ...wash the fitted and cases in one load and wash the flat in a separate load.....the less you put in the dryer the less wrinkles you get) The fitted sheet is smooth and comfotable to sleep on. The flat sheet is getting there....Think of a cotton twill shirt that gets better with age. The flat sheet is getting softer with washings. Again I have washed these sheets about 8 times and there is NO pilling or threads comming loose. I am very happy with these sheets.