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  1. #41
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    I have these sheets from Bed, Bath and Beyond and I love them. I've had a pair for five or six years that is still soft yet crisp when I make the bed. I did have to repair a torn corner after a few years, but it is still going strong.

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...=123861&RN=16&



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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    The day I change the sheets is a big deal. Fresh jammies, fresh, scented bath, cool crisp sheets, aaaaah.
    "Clean sheets, clean jammies" day is my favorite day of the week!!


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    [QUOTE=Sannois;7000249]How is Overstock.com to deal with? Good service? The price is great! /QUOTE]

    I have made multiple purchases from Overstock and have been very pleased. However, I haven't had to return anything so can't comment on service in that area.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



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    I remember reading about Anichini twenty years ago and thought, "Nobody will pay those prices for sheets!" but evidently somebody does.

    I do love my high thread count 100% cotton Ralph Lauren Sheets that I found in a sale bin for $12, but what i love even more is my winter pillowcase invention: an old Cashmere sweater made into a pillow case. I put my head on that soft, cuddly pillow and I'm out in about 2 seconds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leaf View Post
    A bit of a hi-jack here:
    Why are my new egyptian, high-thread-count, cotton sheets "pilling" after a couple of washings? It's like sleeping on sand.

    I was about to ask the same question. I also "fell" for the high thread count, Egyptian sheet talk and bought a set. They pilled and crumpled and just felt slimey. Every morning I was reaching down to the foot of the be to even find the sheets. They were the opposite of crisp. What did I do wrong?
    I found the perfect distance but they put the jump in the wrong place.


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    Sannois, Overstock is very good to deal with - I got tons of stuff for a kitchen remodel from them (a-mazing huge stainless farm sink for peanuts). Customer service and delivery is great.

    The 450's I quoted are nice--could maybe be heftier, but the elastic on the fitted sheet continues on all 4 sides, which I love, and they have an elegance to the heft that I like-



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    I just found these on Amazon. Is 1500 thread count better than 1000? And how can these sheets be good if they are so cheap?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019WAD00
    I found the perfect distance but they put the jump in the wrong place.



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    LH, check the reviews. Amazon reviews are a good judge if there are more than 25 or so. I would't bite on them. I couldnt find any on Amazon that I was willing to try, and I do loves me some Amazon!



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    The lovely crisp sheets are percale. It honestly doesn't really matter to me what the thread count is, if the sheets are percale and 100% cotton.

    LL Bean has good percale sheets in all sizes.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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    LH-lovey is right. The 1600 count on Amazon have a lot of reviews, and most are very bad. Apparently the manufacturer says what the thread count is, and they slipped an extra zero in there somewhere, because there is no way real 1600 thread count will pill the way these do.
    You can't fix stupid-Ron White


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    It is also about the quality of the cotton and the length of the threads - not just the count.
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    Default And now for something completely different

    I recently bought sheets made of 100% bamboo. They were not terribly expensive so I thought I would give it a go. I love them! they have the texture of silk but not the price and they are not nasty like "sateen". They are thin but they seem durable and feel wonderful.
    I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.



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    Thank you, everyone! I ended up ordering these: http://www.overstock.com/Bedding-Bat...tml?CID=208011

    Hoping to like them!!!!

    Annnndddddd.... I've annoyingly I've just realized they are sateen. Ugh. Somehow I COMPLETELY missed that when I placed the order. http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/images/smilies/no.gif



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    Finally found this thread again as it's time to replace worn duvet covers. Truly appreciate all the great advice and window shopping for ultra luxury (second mortgage!) Anichini. Here is another - Schweitzer Linen:

    http://schweitzerlinen.com/bed.html

    In the more affordable category - LL Bean's linens have been wonderful and last for ages. This ebay reference is a gem - thanks for posting it ReSomething.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReSomething View Post
    Now off to juggle finding a real deal and actually getting top quality bedding. Sigh.



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    Thank you for resurrecting this thread, because I have been in search of "crisp" sheets for quite awhile now.

    I'm going to try the Egyptian cotton percale 450-count from Overstock.

    I just wish I could get a king-size sheet set with ordinary size pillowcases. I don't have and don't want king-size pillows.



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    When I want crisp sheets I want thick sheets that look crisp and cool AND non-wrinkly. Is this an oxymoron?

    In Italy - for those going there - lots of second hand stores sell Italian cotton tablecloths, sheeting, etc....I think they are obsessed.

    There really isn't a lot of info out there on qualities, so thanks for the ebay link.

    The specialty stores that only sell cottons are probably you best bet...I'm suspicious of the big box stores - but golly - to dress a bed properly is very expensive.

    Do you all buy the bed bug, allergen, dustmite coves for your new mattresses?
    And then there are the pillow protectors that come in all qualities and prices.
    Mine were $20.00 each which I thought was plenty, but they are protective and wash well.
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    Somebody recommended Garnet Hill.

    For you horsey Mum's there re the most adorable "Pony Up" sheets in percale or flannel of different coloured ponies printed on them.

    They also have Signature series wrinkle resistant long fibre Egyptian percale sheets that look interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chai View Post

    I do love my high thread count 100% cotton Ralph Lauren Sheets that I found in a sale bin for $12, but what i love even more is my winter pillowcase invention: an old Cashmere sweater made into a pillow case. I put my head on that soft, cuddly pillow and I'm out in about 2 seconds.
    Yep, the best sheets we have in the house (and we have a lot, with more than one set for each of 7 beds) are this one queen , blue window pane pattern, set of older Ralph Lauren, 100% cotton sheets, that I bought on sale somewhere. The thread count is somewhere in the 300s range, good, but nothing outrageous. They are probably 5-6 years old and are still thick, crisp, no visible wear, all seams fully in tact, etc...they do wrinkle more than most sheets, but, if I take them out of the dryer right away, shake them out and fold them, they are fine.

    I agree on the Amazon sheets, I got some for some bunk beds recently, very high thread count, but just awful, like tissue paper. Those won't be lasting long.



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    Vermont Country Store. These ones. They are so thick they practically stand up by themselves. Lots of comments by people complaining that they "wrinkle." Well, duh. They're sheets. You sleep on them. If wrinkly sheets bother you then these are not for you, but I have three sets and love them.
    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/s...heet_Set/54312
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



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