Sheet Sets Sold At Fairs And Expos Informative - You Get What You Pay For
BEREA, OHIO -- I have purchased a set of these "400 Egyptian Thread Count" sheets. At first, it seemed that the price was right, but in the long term, you are getting what you pay for. I bought a full size set of lavender bedsheets from a booth at the Ohio State Fair last August. (I have seen these same sheet vendors at several county fairs as well.) On the way home from the fair, I went to Target to buy two additional pillowcases, since the sheet sets came with only two pillowcases, and I have four pillows. The Target pillowcases were a darker shade of lavender. Upon opening the package, I noticed that the sheets were very thin and flimsy, and comparing the pillowcases from the sheet set and the Target pillowcases, the ones from Target were made from a much thicker, more durable fabric. I have used the same sheet set for the past several months, and wash them once every 2 weeks. After about 25 or so washings, the sheets start pilling. I can also see the fabric becoming threadbare in spots. A few more months of use and these $20 sheets will be ready for the trash can. The two Target pillowcases held up much better than the pillowcases from the sheet set. I will most likely get another lavender sheet set, this time from Target, to replace these cheap sheets that are made in China from "Egyptian thread".
These sheets replaced a set of Martha Stewart sheets from K mart that I have used for almost 3 years, and are still in excellent shape after many, many washings. And I probably paid only about $10 more for the Martha Stewart sheet set anyway. I typically rotate my sheets twice a year.
My advice is, steer clear of those $20 sheet sets sold at the fairs. Pay a few bucks more and get a quality sheet set that will last you much longer than these thin, flimsy cheap sheets. Most sheet sets from K mart, Walmart, Target, Sears, Macy's, Bed Bath and Beyond, or elsewhere will only cost you a few bucks more.