I am not a big fan of these pillow cases. The material is thick, as you'd expect with 1500 tread count, but where the decorative trim areas are sewn together, there are pleats, and it is so thick there they could stand up on their own. It makes the seams just seem cheap. I expected the finish on these to be more smooth, but they're almost a bit fuzzy. The one good thing is if the stitching holds up, these pillow cases should last for a long time. They might make better decorative items than something you sleep upon.