I want to buy some new, soft sheets for our new bed. Any advice on which thread count is soft. I have already decided I am going to Bed, Bath, and Beyond because it is close, so just need advice on thread count and if you have any sheets from there that you like too.
I got my sheets from BBB. They are 600 count Hotel Sheets and I LOVE them. I am actually going to (at least I want to) buy another set just to have.
Hotel Sateen Sheet Sets, 100% Cotton, 600 Thread Count
You won't want to get out of bed once you use these superb sheets on your bed. They're surely the softest and most luxurious sheets you've ever slept on. 100% cotton sateen, 600 thread count (woven with durable, two-ply yarns). Fitted sheets fit mattresses up to 18" deep. Twin Extra Long set includes fitted sheet, flat sheet and one standard pillowcase. Full and Queen sets include fitted sheet, flat sheet and two standard pillowcases. King and California King sets include fitted sheet, flat sheet and two king pillowcases. Additional pillowcases are sold separately in pairs. Machine wash. Made in the U.S.A.
Last edited by shopaholic; 08-04-2005 at 09:06 AM.
I bought a set of 400tc sheets from Target and they are super comfy. The higher the thread count, the softer they are supposed to be but Im sure there is some point when you can't tell the difference and/or its not worth the extra expense.
Real egyptian cotton is amazing (i can attest based on the fact that the shirts my husband brought back from his trip to egypt are amazingly soft and comfy) but Ive never seen any of the egyptian cotton sold in the US have those same qualities. And trust me, Ive looked everywhere.
As a practical issue, just how many threads can fit into one square inch of fabric? While improvements in spinning and milling technologies have pushed up the numbers, thread counts above about 400 are something of a misnomer, generally entailing the use of a "plied" yarn—one that is produced by twisting together gossamer-fine threads. For marketing purposes it is not uncommon to count the twisted yarn as double and, for example, describe fabric with 250 individual four-ply yarns in a square inch as a 1,000-thread-count product. But according to accepted textile industry practices, while they may make incredibly soft and luxurious sheets, plied yarns do not multiply thread counts.
I got 400 TC sheets from BB&B and we love them! They are just "nicer" than our other sheets. I can't say for sure if they are softer since we usually have our PJs on, but they are heavenly to sleep on.
DH doesn't want to switch to our 250TC sheets from Penney's because he likes the current set. I've been washing them frequently and they've held up really well.