(Closed) Really nice sheets

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: What are your favorite kind of sheets?

    I don't care about sheets

    Satin (cotton or polyester)

    High thread count 100% cotton

    Jersey

    Other

    Flannel

  • Post # 17
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    Honey bee

    Don’t worry about the thread count, that is often misleading. Feel it with your skin and go by how that tells you. 

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @AB Bride:  yep, especially with jersey ones.  To me, it smells like a dirty tee shirt, which, techincally, it kind of is because its jersey material and lots of tees/pjs are made out that.  by day two, the sheets on DH’s side smelled like his gym tee shirts (DH sweats like a pig at night, tmi and gross but important to the story!) and I couldn’t do it.  

    The cotton ones can go two weeks before I HAVE to change them but none of them have EVER gotten that smell. 

    Post # 20
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @cooperlove:  Our jersey ones are 100% cotton.  I agree, those ones smelled the worst.  I wouldn’t describe our Tencel ones as jersey.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @AB Bride:  oh silly me! I thought you were talking about the jersey sheets and their smell. i’ve never had tencel sheets – i don’t even know what those are! sorry love! 

    Post # 22
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @cooperlove:  It’s a type of rayon made from eucalyptus trees.  It’s similar to bamboo but they have more of a satin finish.  That might just be the weave or something though.  The only bamboo I can compare it too is what I’ve had for socks and underwear lol.  I’m not a textile expert, I went 100% by feel in the store!

     

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee

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    @cooperlove:  I did, and they aren’t deep enough! Great quality though, just a few inches too short!

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I can’t believe no one has mentioned flannel!!  I loooooooooooove flannel sheets in the winter.  So cozy.  I like smooth, cool, high thread count cotton sheets otherwise – we got some great ones from Lands’ End.  They’re thin but very durable.  I wanted our bed to feel as much like a fancy hotel bed as possible.

    I’ve been wanting to try Sheex because I’m always hot and I sweat so much at night – has anyone tried them?

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @kgirl91:  One thing I learned recently (and I’m not sure if it’s true or not) is that washing your sheets with jeans or towels will make them pill (more? faster? takes all the blame? not sure). Shortly after I learned this, I bought some nice sheets at Macy’s (think there’s Charter, can’t remember.) I’ve only ever washed them alone, no blankets, towels or jeans. My cheapo Target sheets are already pilled, so I don’t care so much about them. I’m not sure if that’s the reason (or because we’ve had them less than a year) but they haven’t pilled. We have them on the bed all the time (like, whenever they’re clean, they’re on the bed. DH will even wash them and put them back on because “they’re so much nicer”).

    Fingers crossed they last.

    Post # 26
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @oneofthesethings:  lol I hate flannel.  ILs bought us a set for Christmas complete with pillowcases.  I have long hair that gets staticy plus it’s super dry here in the winter.  Maybe with short hair, but I would still hate the pillowcases!

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have to second 

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    @cooperlove:  suggestion for Costco’s sheets. They’re 100% cotton and so soft. I have one set that I’ve had for years and they’re my favorite ones. The fitted sheet is super deep so it fits easily on many types of mattresses. They get softer with each washing and have held up so well.  I’m a total linens snob but I’ve yet to find sheets that are better than Costco’s. 

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @kgirl91:  Your grandma probably had egyptian cotton sheets.  I love nice hight thread count (600+) egyptian cotton sheets

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee

    @kgirl91: I am a linen snob since my skin is so sensitive to fabrics/dyes, etc (I actually broke out in hives/rashes for weeks before I realized my overdyed sheets were the culprits).

    I did read that if you aren’t careful, you can buy higher thread-count sheets made with lower-quality thread. So, I am careful to check out the thread quality before I purchase (expensive) high thread-count linens. Also, the texture/feel of the linens is of utmost importance.

    The best places/brands I have found for sheets are: Bed Bath & Beyond, Horchow, Sferra, FRETTE. 

    ETA: I always forget about Costco, but they have lovely sheets (and wine!). I don’t turn my nose up at the amazingness of this place. 

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee

    The Martha Stewart brand from Macy’s are AMAZING!! They are expensive, but worth every penny.

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