(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 # 32
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    Buzzing bee

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    @kgirl91:  Honestly, I feel them (because I am creepy like that). A big tip off that I learned is that if you buy 600+ thread-count linens for a price too good to be true, then there is a good chance that the manufacturers are either lying about the thread count or they used inferior threads to get the tighter weave. 

    The type of weave is another thing to consider. Cotton is the fiber, but the weave of the cotton is how you end up with more satin-like textures, twill/rough textures, etc. Also, certain cottons will lend themselves to certain weaves. So, once you become more familiar with the types of cotton, you’ll typically know what it’ll feel like before you even touch it.

    The ply is also important (akin to toilet paper, if I may be crass). The ply pertains to how many threads are wrapped together in the fabric to create on single thread (so double-ply is better than single ply). The danger here is that you can buy sheets made up of 600 single-ply threads, and pay more than the 300 double-ply threads, even though the latter is made of much sturdier quality. I equate this to the difference between single-ply cardboard park toilet paper, and double-ply super soft hotel toilet paper. 

    I have single-ply sheets of higher counts, though, and these are more lightweight (perfect for summer). 

    I also pay attention to the different types of cottons/fabrics out there (Egyptian, Indian, Pima, Percale, organic, etc.). Everyone raves about Egyptian, but they all have different advantages and textures, which is why I feel the linens when I am shopping in-person. For example, I found that I tend not to like Percale cotton, although I will turn into a deranged kitten if I’m around a quiality Pima. 

    TL;DR: Feel! Feel! Feel the sheets before purchasing if you can (more often than not, your skin will know when it’s touching inferior fabrics). Watch out for manufacturers selling toilet-paper linen trickery. Research threads, fibers, and weaves on Google so that you don’t get swindled by 10,000 thread-count sheets for only $40.

    Post # 33
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Bamboo sheets. OHMAGERD!! Ecofriendly, so snuggly, wicks away moisture,….theres alotof bennifets you should toallygoogle.

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I bought 1000 thread count on sale a few years ago and I HATE switching to our other sheets! They’re so soft. Absolutely worth the money.

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    @Treejewel19:  This makes me sad to hear that 600 thread count isn’t comparable! We are registered for 600 and 800 thread count sheets just because I feel guilty asking guests to buy us such expensive sheets, of all things ha! Maybe I should take them off our registry!

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    macys hotel collection sheets, amazing.

    Post # 37
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @kgirl91:  

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    @edgebee:  

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    @Sunfire:  

    I can not rave enough about bamboo sheets… I had never really thought much about sheets to be honest, I had about 5 sets of 500-600 thread count sheets that either my mom had given me or that I purchased at the Walmart black friday sale last year. My uncle owns an organic mattress and bedding store and is all into organic bedding.. now, organic anything isn’t my thing but for our wedding gift he gave us two sheets of sheets by Cariloha (http://www.cariloha.com/) . They are apparantly softer than 1000 thread count, plus have tons of other great benefits (http://www.bambooki.com/blog/benefits-of-bamboo-bedding/) . Now that I have these sheets, I can never go back to any cotton sheets.. Unfortunately, they are kind of pricey (179 for queen, 199 for king) but they hold up GREAT (we’ve only had ours for 2 months but my uncle has had some of his sets for years)…. If you are willing to pay a little for great sheets, I def. recommend 🙂

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    @nibbler:  Are bamboo sheets not the most wonderful thing ever??? I can never go back to cotton now.. even if they are pricey.. My only complaint is they sort of smell funny until they’ve been washed a time or two..

    Post # 38
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    @Treejewel19:  me too.  love them.

    my dh was clueless about sheets when i met him.  one day we were shopping and i came across 1000 thread count egyptian cotton sheets (on clearance i might add).  i told him how great these would be.  how they’d feel so good, i’d probably orgasm just crawling into bed.  we didn’t get them.  the next day i came home from work and found the sheets in the bedroom.  when i asked him why he got the sheets he replied with, “i just wanted to see you crawl into bed”.

    they are my favourite sheets.  nothing compares.

     

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    @MrsPaulsBabyBallerina:  i picked up some costco sheets as an extra set for our guest room.  they are great.  i was pleasantly surprised.

    Post # 39
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    Sugar Beekeeper

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    @Dareebs:  no, no they are still wonderful. Just don’t sleep on 1,000 and then go down. You can always move up later. 🙂

    Post # 40
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @kgirl91:  The best sheets I’ve ever purchased were some Calvin Klein ones I bought on Overstock. They are some high thread count 100% cotton but not to the satiny-finish level. They’ve held up well and are super comfy and breathable.

    I hate when sheets are really thin, pill a lot, or are so heavy that I get sweaty.

    I hate jersey sheets because the bunch up and move a lot.

    I hate flannel because I live in Florida.

    I hate satin because… just… ew… doesn’t feel right.

    Post # 41
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

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    @Sunfire:  

    +1!

    I spent an absolutely ridiculous amount of money (even WITH a 40-percent-off sale!) on my Yves Delorme sheets and bedding many years ago, and I still love them. I also found that I like JCPenney’s high-thread-count, 100-percent-cotton, Chris Madden, hotel-style sheets.

    Post # 42
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    Busy bee

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    @Brooklyn55:  funny smells are a deal breaker

    Post # 43
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @edgebee:  They went away after the 2nd or so wash… and its not a BAD smell, just different. 

    Post # 44
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    Thread count is kind of meaningless. It’s about the quality of the thread, not the thread count. 🙂

     

    Check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/garden/08shop.html?_r=0

     

    “Once you get beyond 400 threads per square inch, be suspicious.” The standard for counting is to add each warp (vertical) and filling (horizontal) thread per square inch. The most that normally fits, he said, is 400, after which the threads are thinner and weaker. Some companies use two- or three-ply threads and multiply the count. “An 800-thread-count sheet made of two-ply yarn should legitimately be relabeled as 400,” he said. “That’s how you get 1,000 threads per square inch: creative counting.”

     

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love high thread count 100% cotton sheets but I bought some microfiber sheets for our guest room that were the best sheets I’ve ever felt. First of all, they NEVER wrinkled at all. They were sturdy and held up through many spins through the washer and dryer. All of our family is from out of town so we have many visitors. They were so soft without being heavy the way some high thread count sheets can feel to me, they weren’t satiny feeling or flannel feeling either, they never pilled or wore out they were just amazing feeling. 

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