I have never owned flannel sheets as awful as these. I should have been warned by the price, I suppose. When they arrived, the sheets were wonderful, very soft. After ONE WASH in my brand-new washer and dryer, they began to pill terribly. There are little gray flannel sheet bits all over my bedroom, and the texture of the sheets is horrible, very rough. I would never buy these again, nor would I recommend them to anyone (unless you like discomfort and constant vacuuming). Don't waste your money, because after ONE WEEK you will be shopping for new sheets again, like me.