I believe sometime during August, I accompanied my mother to the local mall to help her pick out a bed in a bag (you know, comforter, bed skirt, shams, decorative pillows kind of set) and a sheet set for my old childhood bedroom that she was transitioning into a guest bedroom (mainly for her three children). She needed something to match with the dark purple carpet that I had picked out when I was 10 years old. She fell in love with a nice floral comforter set at department store Sears. At the register, we noticed that there was an extra discount on the sheet set already on clearance making it like $15. So mid-transaction, I quickly ran to pick up a white queen-size sheet set (including a fitted and flat sheet with two standard pillowcases) for myself and my mom actually added it to her transaction, treating me. (I believe in mainly crisp white sheets and towels.) I am pleased to report that they are an excellent value. From my job in the Home Department at JCPenney in between semesters throughout most of college, I know a thing or two about linens. (Fairly loyal to Penney's, my four bed pillows are from this store.) First, I learned that a high thread count is luxurious, high quality both in feel and durability. This particular set is a 425 thread count, which is pretty good. I also know that a nice cotton, like Egyptian or Pima, makes a significant difference. This set happens to be neither. Sometimes those nicer cotton are manufactured in a way to achieve a silky touch and a shiny look, like sateen. I actually greatly prefer a cotton touch rather than a satin one. The tag on my set reports that the flat sheet and cases are made of plain cotton, but the fitted is sateen fabric. It's not glossy at all though. These crisp cotton sheets are like sleeping in a favorite t-shirt. Just what I like. These sheets also fit my plush-top deep-pocketed mattress very well. I just laundered them yesterday and although they are not wrinkle-free, they certainly do not wrinkle horribly. They are rather plain and lack special little tailored touches, but I certainly don't need those when they're covered up most of the day. I am very happy with this product as it is such a major upgrade to the mismatched sheets that I was dealing with before.
Plain cotton, perfect for me.
Not too wrinkly...
A smooth surface in the sunlight.
The gray decorative pillow with the red felt rose is from Etsy shop BedBuggs Boutique.)