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What's the softest material for sheets/pillowcases?


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#Post 1 of 13 OFFLINE   MetzFan

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:48 PM

I've read that it's egyptian cotton, but I just want to make sure before I buy a set. Thanks.


#Post 2 of 13 OFFLINE   eightthirty

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 05:30 AM

I've never tried it myself, but in the winter I absolutely love the smooth texture of cotton/flannel because it also keeps you warm. For me my bedding differs seasonally.

#Post 3 of 13 OFFLINE   anne7

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:29 AM

Also, the higher the thread count (eg. 650 thread count) is smoother and softer than low thread count (300 thread count). The high thread count sheets also last longer, but they more of an investment! HTH :D
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#Post 4 of 13 OFFLINE   MACGoddess

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:06 AM

Look for the highest thread count you can, also Egyptian Cotton is very soft. You might also want to feel flannel... I wouldn't have thought it would feel that great, but my parents have flannel sheets and they are SOOOO soft!
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#Post 5 of 13 OFFLINE   peekaboo

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:55 PM

Egyptian cotton is so nice go with the highest thread count you can $ I also like jersey material(tshirt-like) and flannel is oh so nice.
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#Post 6 of 13 OFFLINE   Becka

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 01:00 PM

jersey material is super, super soft, but I found the sheets slide off the bed all the time, that drove me nuts. 700+ thread count is really good, the hotel bedding collections .... super soft and i find the higher the thread count sheets seem to soften up more w/ every washing.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:58 PM

There was a report on the news saying that anything over 450 thread count (I think it was 450 or 4 something) said it's not softer. And the count isn't just the individual thread but the threads that make up a thread when you get passed that number. They said the only difference is the money you are spending. I was shocked to hear this also.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:09 PM

My bedsheets are egyptian cotton and I forget which thread count but they were expensive so they're super soft. For my pillowcase I prefer silk or satin because it's better for your skin to prevent getting facial lines and wrinkles. It also keeps your hair from tangling.
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:52 AM

Yeah, but how do you keep the pillow on the bed?? :icon_lol: I have Egyptian Cotton, as well. Paid a couple hundred for the sheet set. It's the most wonderful feeling sheet set I've ever had. For the winter, I love satin sheets. Of course, you can't have stuble anywhere on your body, or you'll feel like your ripping the sheets, but eh... I would definitely suggest making an investment and buying the higher count sheets. It's so worth it.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 01:06 AM

You think they slide!??! Try satin!! lol I can't keep these things on if I stapled them on the bed! lol They are so smooth and soft, but one wrong move and my pillow becomes a projectile weapon! lol ;) But - back on topic... I've heard egyptian cotten in a high thread count is soft too. :)
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#Post 11 of 13 OFFLINE   dianaleigh1218

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 02:51 PM

:icon_chee The higher the thread count the better. I've heard good things about Egyptian cotton.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:08 PM

Here is an article referring to what I was talking about. This one is by consumer reports. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` The manufacturer is counting wrong. According to Consumer Reports, 08/05: Thread count is the new marketing mantra for sheets. The higher the better, you'll hear. But some sheet makers are boosting thread count simply by counting wrong. The right way to count is to add up all vertical and horizontal threads in a square inch of fabric. Two hundred is typical and perfectly fine; 400 may provide a finer, softer sheet. Above 400, the only difference is likely to be price. Our tests included some sheets listing thread counts of far more. The Linensource Regency Collection, $280 per queen set, claims a stunning 1,200. Then we checked the math. Many sheet makers, including Linensource, count plies--very thin yarns that make up a thread. We hired an independent textile lab to count threads. The actual count: 416. That's just 35 percent of what Linensource claims. Bottom line: Pick a sheet between 200 and 400 thread count that meets your other criteria. Paying more for higher thread count is wasting money. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~``

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:09 AM



Originally Posted by MetzFan View Post

I've read that it's egyptian cotton, but I just want to make sure before I buy a set.

Thanks.


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