Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are having a BIG problem with our sheets pilling.
Darling Husband and I spent some of our wedding gift money on a new King size bed and what we thought was wonderful sheets.
The first sheets we bought were from Home Outfitters from the Home Damask Collection. 100% Pima Cotton 400TC. The sheets were wonderfully soft and silky for the first month or so but at the 2 month mark there were uncomfortable pills. We took them back and tried again.
The second sheets we bought are from the Bay and they are from the Fieldcrest Luxury Collection. They are a rayon/bamboo blend and around 300TC. So ridiculously soft… but now we are 2 months in and they are pilling AGAIN.
I am so fed up! We are spending LOTS of money on these sheets why are they doing this?
I have read tons of reviews at this point and it seems like you just can’t win. Pima or Egyptian cotton are supposed to be the best but we still got pills with the Pima cotton.
So here is my question to the hive. Have you found sheets that don’t pill? If yes, what is the brand? Fabric? Thread Count?
I am so frustrated with the whole situation. Please help a fellow bee out!
Post # 3
I bought some cotton sateen sheets from overstock.com I absolutey love. Occassionally, they come back into stock: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Cottonova-Egyptian-Cotton-410-Thread-Count-Sheet-Set/4662028/product.html
I bought three sets and have only used the one over a three month period. I wash our sheets once (sometimes twice if i’m real anal) a week and haven’t had a problem with pilling.
Post # 4
I would suggest the hotel collection sheets. We got ours off our registry at Macy’s. They are super expensive but usually Macy’s will have a good sale on them. We have been using them pretty frequently since our wedding in March and they have held up really well to washing. And they are sooooo soft.
Post # 5
We got some nice Chaps ones (700 thread count Egyptian cotton) from Kohl’s for like 70 bucks. I love them!
Post # 6
macys style and co. 300 thread count sheets- I got them on a great sale ($40) after reading tons of reviews- they are the best sheets I have ever had.
Post # 7
We have a set from Target that we really enjoy. They are 450 TC Fieldcrest Luxury. They just say 100% cotton. For under $100 for a set of King sheets we have been REALLY happy with these. We’ve had them for about 4 months.
Post # 8
We’re all about the Brian Gluckstein sheets from The Bay. They’re all we’ve used for the last several years and have never experienced any pilling.
We had a set on our queen that lasted for about 4 years (until DH’s restless legs made them too threadbare) including weekly washing/drying. Then for the wedding we got some new BG ones that are absolutely lovely (400 or 450 t.c., I think). We’ve only been using them for about 6 weeks, but absolutely no signs of pilling yet.
We are also upgrading to a king (getting delivered tomorrow…can’t wait!) and I just picked up some BG “Luxe” 600 t.c. sheets. They’re on sale right now…I think 25% off, and then if you were registered at The Bay you can use your completion discount to get an extra 10% off.
Post # 9
Yes yes yes! My husband and I have found the best sheets of all time (okay, maybe an exageration, but seriously….). They were a wedding gift from my aunt, and we love them and have bought extra pairs. They are a percale weave, which I had never used before but are super breathable and durable. We have had our first set for years, and no pilling yet. You do have to follow the washing directions, but nothing too complicated. The website with our favorite is <a href=”http://www.thomasleeltd.com/”>http://www.thomasleeltd.com/</a>
Post # 10
I’ve found 800TC sheets on Amazon for about $60, hunt around and you can find good deals
Post # 11
Looks like you are buying Quality Sheets… (100% cotton, and not a cotton-polyester blend) so the issue is more likely in HOW you are caring for them.
It is best to leave them on your bed no more than 2 Weeks… getting into the habit of changing them weekly is best. This is so that body oils don’t build up on them and sort of change the fibres within the sheet.
Secondly, sheets should ALWAYS be washed alone. And in warm water, and don’t use fabric softener. Do not crowd them all into one load if that means that the water can’t circulate around well… so with a King Sized Bed you may want to do 2 loads
Lastly, not only is washing them alone imperative… but the biggest enemy of a sheet is a towel. Washing them with a towel is a disaster. And a major cause of pilling.
A well cared for set of sheets should last 5 to 7 years… in the extreme, sheets can last 10, 15 or 20 years.
Hope this helps,
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2013 - Rock Hill Country Club, Manorville NY
@FMM: We have a Cali. King and it’s so hard to find sheets! I h ate Microfiber sheets and, if I’m gonna spend the money, prefer (demand) 100% Cotton.
I’ve really come to love The Company Store‘s cotton sheets. I can’t tell you too many details though. I just keep buying them from a seller on ebay.
They’re 300TC. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Company-Store-300TC-Solid-Fitted-Sheet-Magenta-Pink-Cali-King-NWT-5302S-E3Z7-/390413017324?pt=Sheets&hash=item5ae66de0ec
Post # 13
I have skin conditions, and I couldn’t find anything at the Bay or Home Outfitters that I was happy with.
I got the Eucalyptus Sheets at BB&B. I got the Tencel 400 count ones, but there are also 600 count and 300 organic and jersey sheets.
I haven’t had any issues with pilling, but I do switch them up with older sheets that I have, so they haven’t had a full year of use.
Post # 14
We got some Kirkland Signature cotton sheets and they’re really nice, and they weren’t too expensive either. I’m going to ditto the washing sheets with just sheets and not using fabric softener. Also, use a more gentle laundy detergent.