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Who sells the best flannel sheets and where are they made?

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I hear so many complaints about Northern Nights (NN) sheets shrinking, fading, not being deep enough, ect.... I have some and though they're warm, they do pill. I have a queen 'beefy knit' NN sheet set and the fitted sheet barely fits the mattress.
I'd like to know what to look for when buying flannels. Who sells them, what do they cost and is it true that sheets made in Portugal are best? I don't want to waste any more money on garbage so please advise!
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sheltielvr1262058794628 PostsRegistered 6/26/2005
we recently got the hotel collection at bed bath and beyond. they fit our oversized mattress surprisingly well. we washed them 5 times and no pilling yet

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DaniM1262098151889 PostsRegistered 1/25/2009
I have the cashmere blend from Northern Nights, love them, no shrinking, no piling and pure heaven to sleep on. I bought my first set maybe two years ago, then bought 2 back up sets, then Mom tried mine for a nap, again 2 more sets. Bought bf a set, son a set, both love them, have them for our weekend house. Bought them as gifts for my cousin. I am telling you, the softest most comfy sheets I have ever tried. Hmmm wonder if there is a support group, I seem to have perhaps a wee issue on this... lol I have purchased over 20 sets, and cannot say enough good things about them.

MIMA126226517815259 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS
You really need to try fleece sheets. The are so much nicer than flannel in my opinion.
They are super soft and soooo warm.
I got mine at Overstock dot com, but lots of people got theirs from Penneys.
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thatgirldeb1262276546461 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007
I've gotten several flannel sets at Kohl's & love them. They have elastic all around, fit a deep mattress if needed, and wash well. And with their sales and coupons, I've gotten queen size for around $35.

nutmeg312622784635555 PostsRegistered 6/18/2007NJ
I'd like to know what to look for when buying flannels. Who sells them, what do they cost and is it true that sheets made in Portugal are best? I don't want to waste any more money on garbage so please advise!
The best flannel sheets are made in Portugal. I found nice wamsutta flannel sheets at Marshalls.
I have a queen size bed, with a 16" mattress. I usually buy king size sheets.

bopper126229539414297 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007
LL Bean has wonderful flannel sheets too from Portugal. You do have to purchase the flat and fitted sheets separately though.

blueskies12623008027199 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
I've always heard Portugal too, and I've bought excellent linens from Portugal... high quality. I've also learned to look for the kind of cotton used in the product. Pima cotton is great. There's also a type that's grown in the Southwest U.S.A.; that is excellent. Egyptian is great. If the description just says "100% Cotton" , I don't buy it. All cotton is not the same. I had a bad experience with one of those sets. Plus, I'm now looking for Made in America products as much as possible. Give Americans jobs!

ccurio12623009005 PostsRegistered 1/6/2008
I second the LL Bean flannel sheets. The Premium Supima Flannel bedding is lovely. LL Bean has customer reviews so that's a help. Supima is available in solid colors and rose print. I have the Northern Nights flannel sheets that came in a two-fer package; after numerous washings, both sets are scratchy and pill.
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ibeme1262310695151 PostsRegistered 7/5/2008
With flannel sheets you compare weight rather than thread count. The higher weight, like 5.4 oz, the better the sheets. The best I've found are at Garnet Hill.

Windycity12623177441074 PostsRegistered 4/15/2005
LandsEnd Supima Cotton flannel is the very best I have ever experienced. I believe that they are made in Portugal. They have the softest nap and drape beautifully. I am careful with them in the dryer and remove them as soon as the dryer ends. They are free of wrinkles once I put them on the bed.
In my opinion, these are the ones to die for :-x

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TTerri1262406847253 PostsRegistered 10/23/2006USA
Thanks for the replies ladies! I'm writing all this down.

Daws12633529221 PostsRegistered 1/12/2010
nutmeg3, could you please tell me where in NJ you found the Wamsutta Flannel Sheets. I have been looking for them at Marshall's in Massachusetts with no luck finding any. I bought about 4 years ago there and they are worn out. Thanks.

Sunshine K­ate126335325312984 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky
I wash sheets in warm water and dry on the low setting. The high dryer heat will make them not last as long and pill. Low heat will dry them just fine.
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Nonie Lee1263358299583 PostsRegistered 10/22/2008North of Cincinnati
Another vote for Lands End Supima cotton flannel. So soft and more than enough room on my thick king size mattress. I bought mine a few years ago and they have stayed so comfy, without any special laundry care.

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