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Scratchy sheets? SOAK THEM!
on August 23, 2011
These sheets come HEAVILY starched and, therefore, are incredibly scratchy, as other reviewers have noted. Simply washing them won't get the starch out. I washed them once and almost returned them. They were awful! Then, I read the other reviews and figured that the sheets much be scratchy from the starch (how else could cotton be scratchy?). I soaked them in cold water for 2 hours with salt to set the color. Then, I added fabric softener and let them soak for another two hours. After this, the sheets were wonderful - softest sheets I've ever owned! After soaking and washing, I'd give them five stars, but I downgraded them for having to work to get the starch out.