I was expecting these flannel sheets to be much softer so was disappointed to find that they are rather rough to the touch. I washed them 3 times, using fabric softener each time, hoping to get a softer texture. Didn't work. I guess they are a decent value for the price, but I wouldn't buy them again. I've thought about returning them but decided it wasn't worth the hassle. The sheets will be used on a bed in the guest room, which isn't used often, so I'm sure they'll be fine for their intended purpose.