A friend used to work there, and she got discounts on their products. Recently, she sold me a brand new quilt, that she paid thousands for at her discount, for $50.00...yes, fifty dollars. I am afraid to use it!
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I don't know any non-iron kind that will feel wonderful.
Has to be 100% cotton. I didn't figure that out until visiting my sister's house on the shore a couple of times. She does iron her sheets. I almost never do, but wash them and put them in a dryer that is not packed, then shake and fold after they are dry. Maybe not perfectly crisp, but pretty wonderful. If you want flat and crisp, yet comfortable, the iron has to come into play.
And, I also have bought a very nice high count set of extra white pillowcases. You can then use them with any other set, and still have something really soft at least for your head.
How can there be so many currents in such a little puddle? National Velvet
I am a firm believer that if I buy something, I should buy the very best I can afford. I especially consider this for things I spend a good bit of time in/on/with. To me, an excellent mattress and sheets of high quality are a non-negotiable. Next to that would be a well-made sofa with impeccable construction.
I have found some VERY high quality sheets at Tuesday Morning for a fraction of retail. One of my favorite sets came from overstock - it was $250, reduced from $800. That's the most we could afford at the time. As my business picks up, my disposable income will increase, and one of the very top priorities will be an improvement in both our mattress as well as our bed linens.
Sometimes, you can get very lucky at Marshall's and TJ Maxx. Another option is to shop at the factory outlets. Growing up in NC, we often went to the Canon factory for their public sales - and it was literally IN the factory! Pretty cool! Fieldcrest is another we went to.
If you are ever in NYC, head over to the ABC Home and Carpet store, and take time to browse their linen floor - it will take your breath away!
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OK, I checked mine, they are Royal Velvet brand, I don't remember the model but it was something with the word "hotel" I'm sure, and are 100 precent cotton natch. I got them at Bed Bath & Beyond. We had two of the four pillow cases pill, but they are so wonderfully stiff and crinkly. Love them. I don't iron them, so they do get wrinkles, but ahhhhhhhh.......
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I always buy pure cotton sheets, between 250 and 450 thread count. I never iron them, but line dry them (outside in the summer - they smell so fresh then!)
I was told that the "1000 thread count" was a marketing scam - anything above 450 ct is useless or just downright impossible / false.
A bit like the SPF in sunscreens...anything beyond 45 is just silly marketing ploys.
Leaf-high thread count sheets that pill quickly are usually lying about the thread count. If you go to Amazon.com and look at sheets with high thread count, then look at the customer reviews, you'll see that the reviews are really bad, and pilling or wearing out quickly is written about almost all sheets. I think there's a lot of fraud in labeling, and I seriously hate trying to find sheets. So far I'm happy with the Target ones, but they're cheap enough that I could replace them yearly if I had to. It's a trade off between the quality they advertise, price, and finding something that fits the pillow top mattress. My pillow top mattress isn't even that thick either.
Agree with posters above about the Egyptian cotton. It has something to do with the length of the fiber.
It always seems like sheet sets & comforters never look as good at home as when you see them all done up on the floor of the store.
About 10 yrs ago I went all out, bought the whole damn display (it was only a month's rent or so ), still didn't seem the same. I was told by a pal that they put two comforters in the duvet cover to make it look extra fluffy.
I just bought a new summer coverlet today. It was on clearance. So that's exciting for me, these days ")
I read an article about a lady whose job was to make the display beds for photo shoots. She said it took around 7 hours to make a bed look great! Holy heck 7 hours to make a bed!