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A few years ago while at Show Time (The huge fabric market in High Point, NC) one of the vendors began to inform me about how the "thread count"of a sheet really was just a marketing ploy. Kind of like how foods labeled "low fat" tend to be "full sugar", and not necessarily better for you. I didn't fully understand him then; probably because it was not really relevant to me at the time.
Recently, however, I have gone though a couple of different sets of high thread count sheets that turned out to be terrible. One got all fuzzy, and the other one just plain ripped! Well, I decided to try something drastic! I went to Walmart and bought one of the Main Stay sheet sets. 250 thread count. Yikes! I love them!
Here are the pluses:
1. They only cost $8.00 a sheet.
2. They do not wrinkle along the top. They Keep a nice
crisp edge, because really, who has time to iron their
3. I really like the way they feel. They are crisp without
So, I did some research, and here is what I learned.
So if thread count is not really the important thing, what is? Staple length!