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#1 2littledarlings

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Hi there!

I am looking at getting some nice new sheets to start the new year but I am getting so confused! There are so many!  I have never actually brought sheets before and always seem to inherit them off mum (embarrassing I know at 32 yrs old).

Ours are all yuck and pilled. I want something that feels really smooth and won't pill. The thread count seems to vary dramatically, then you have cotton or poly cotton or Egyptian cotton (which I have no idea what that is)! Arghhhhh!

So tell me what is best and where do you buy them for the most reasonable price?

#2 lamarque

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

I always buy them on sale - 1000 TC Hotel Weight.  Sheridan.

#3 ubermum

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

As high as you can get/afford.

I have 1500tc sheets on my bed and they are so lovely. A bugger to dry in winter, but worth it.

I got them on Ebay and they were only $100 per set. Amazing value, they are so thick.

Edited by ubermum, 03 January 2013 - 07:54 PM.


#4 *Mrs_Cullen*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

I wont sleep on anything less than 1000.

They are dearer for sure but they last longer and feel sooooooo much better.
Warmer in winter assnd cooler in summer.

#5 Feral timtam

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

Go for the highest thread count, purest cotton you can find.

Once you've hit the quadruple digit thread count there is no going back, everything else feels like sandpaper. Cotton is nice, Egyptian cotton is sheer bliss.


#6 IsolaBella

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Cotton, high thread count sateen finish.


#7 2littledarlings

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

So does 1000 tc and higher not pill?

What's the diff with egyptian cotton?

#8 frozie

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

I actually love the Target 1000 count sheets.  Best value for price as they have 50% off sales on them (one is on at the moment).  My sister who used to swear by Sheridan only slept on them at my house and is now a convert.

#9 2littledarlings

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Thanks FROZIE I just brought some online!
Yay x

#10 FiveAus

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

The ones that pill are polycotton. We use 1000TC and they are beautiful.

#11 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

100% cotton are the best.  In summer, we use 500 TC sateen - light and smooth.  In winter, we use flannelette or 1000TC.  We find the 1000+ thread count too hot in summer.

Another one who buys from Target during sales.  Haven't been disappointed with them yet.

#12 erindiv

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

I always get my best sheets from Target. When I desperately need them and they're not cheap at Target, I get Kmart ones and I'm always disappointed.

Get the best you can afford.

#13 laura7

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

I am a total sheet snob.  I heard that Oprah slept on 2000 TC so searched on-line for some.  Managed to get some from the US at a great price but their sizes don't correspond to Australian so was sorely disappointed.  Otherwise recommend 1000 TC-any hotel quality ones are great!.

#14 Mamabear2010

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

We buy 1000TC Mercer+Reid from Adairs. Great quality & very comfortable. Mine have lasted very well, especially as I always put them in the dryer.

#15 Mumma_G

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

Min 1000TC and preferably Egyptian Cotton. I usually wait til the big sales are on and can pick them up for around $100 a set.


#16 jayskette

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

100% cotton is a must. It is comfortable and absorbs sweat especially in summer.

DO NOT BUY Satin - it is so lame and you would need to wash it very often - all stains show.

As for thread count, it depends on where you live. The colder climate the higher the count, as higher count also means the sheet will feel thicker. If you are in Darwin then you can get away with 150-200 (The Kmart variety).

In winter you can buy polyester blend as you won't sweat much. If you want the luxury feel then get microfibre.

#17 *cough*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Sheridan, only Sheridan. The higher the thread count the better.

Same for towels, only Sheridan luxury Egyptian ones.

I buy all on sale for at least half price.

#18 s'peachykeen

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Just a quick vote for the 100% cotton Actil First Line sheets. Spotlight sometimes have them or you can find them online. They wear well and they're beautifully (wonderfully!) crisp. I find the silkiness of high thread count sheets gets a bit clammy...

#19 CheekyKids

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

I thought I saw the 1000 hotel grade Sheridan sheet set at Myer recently for something like $300-$400!  I couldn't justify paying that for sheets sad.gif  

Can anyone tell me if the Target 1000 TC ones shrink?

#20 Aspiring2BaGiraffe

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

Def 1000+ thread count. I had never slept on them until I met FH and he bought us some! Amazing!

I get mine from Spotlight. They are having a sale on Koo 1200 TC now - QB are down from $210 to $89.99. Bargain!

#21 frozie

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE (CheekyKids @ 03/01/2013, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought I saw the 1000 hotel grade Sheridan sheet set at Myer recently for something like $300-$400!  I couldn't justify paying that for sheets sad.gif  

Can anyone tell me if the Target 1000 TC ones shrink?


No they don't shrink   original.gif


#22 iwanttosleepin

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

Going against the grain here.....I prefer Sheridan 300 count.  I find 1000 count too hot and thick.  After a couple of washes the 300 count ones are so soft and feel really clean.  I will always pick these over my 1000 count ones ( both target and Sheridan). And I hate sateen sheets.  And only EVER buy 100% cotton!!!

#23 CLT

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

If you join sales website such as brandsexclusive or ozsale they usually have high thread count sheets for sale! I buy mine from those sites at 50% off too!

#24 Franni

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:05 AM

I only buy Actil first line. They are like the sheets my Grandparents had.

#25 FiveAus

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

We buy our sheets from Harris Scarf. They have great sales. But in winter, I use Kmart flannelette ones....their home brand. They are the best flannelette sheets I've ever slept in, and after two winters, they still haven't pilled.




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