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55% cotton, 45% poly.
Nope. Fool me once...
I was drunk for my first woot...now I can't stop coming here.
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Apparently "thread count" on cheap sheets is alike "peak music power" on cheap stereos.
Like Lake Wobegon, but without the lake.
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firebirdude wrote:Fits mattresses up to 17" deep? This means the pockets are 14-15", just FYI. Haven't met a manufacturer yet who rates their pockets the way a consumer would imagine.
That also means it will not fit my normal sized 8" mattress correctly. The sheets will 'move' once slept in and I will have to 're-adjust' the sheets daily, never to have them fit quite right.
I hate polyester sheets!
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conanthelibrarian wrote:Thanks for the tips! I typically use either sheets that a friend buys for me (because she knows I am clueless about this stuff) or I go to Target and buy a set of cheap jersey sheets. She also buys my blankets and pillows for me. Wow, had no clue how helpless I really am!
Thanks you for all the tips, I now have some very helpful additional information if I ever want to venture out and buy some on my own.
Mooklyn is spot on. If you buy quality, you will likely have sheets for a lifetime. I wish I had known more when I was starting out, but at least NOW I buy quality & have never ha to replace a set of percale sheets, even with 2 boys in the house. I also ALWAYS buy white...that way, no matter what happens, you can always bleach them. White towels & white sheets are the way to go. They seem high maintenance at first glance, but they are the absolute easiest to maintain long term & you can always breathe new life into them again by a simple overnight soak with a cup of bleach in your washer... MUCH better to spend more now on linens that last than to end up replacing cheap ones over & over & over. I also HIGHLY recommend Turkish bath towels. They are a little weird for westerners to get used to, as they are a flat weave, but they wear like iron, they absorb a ton more than terry & they feel amazing after a few washes. They also reduce frizz for anyone who happens to have curly hair. Terry is the WORST thing you can put on wet hair if you have any curl to it. It causes frizz before you even get started.
spending my kid's college funds one woot off at a time