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Judy_Carter
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:11
sheets = egyptian cotton
pillows - silk
eiderdown - silk
Monkeygirkl
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:12
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For sheets and pillowcases I buy 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton - the stuff they use in good hotels. Otherwise for quilt covers it's minimum 600 thread count. Every couple of years I stock up in the after-christmas sales.

It's bed heaven.
🐝 buzz
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:16
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50% Egyptian cotton/50% hair.
Testarossa
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:20
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I LOVE our linen sheets. Do it.
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:24
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minimum 800000000000000000000000000000000 thread count or you are a fvcking peasant [/rof]
Montagueh
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:24
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1200 thread Egyptian cotton for everything...
🐝 buzz
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:25
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1201 thread Egyptian cotton for me.
wango has voted
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:25
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Eiderdown? Do you sleep in the 1950s?
🐝 buzz
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:26
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Eiderdownton Abbey is our Judo.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:27
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no, but I prefer having a top sheet and an eiderdown to a duvet. It is much cosier. My bed is delicious. If you weren't a married man, Wang, I'd invite you to try it ;P
Judy_Carter
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:27
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wango has voted
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:28
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*blushes*
Montagueh
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:30
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Judo, I take it you've never wet wnagle...
Judy_Carter
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:31
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you and Buzz too, Montie - a dive in
🐝 buzz
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:32
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No back bottom though.
Merkz
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:33
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I have specially made 1300 thread count sheets etc
Trigger Warning
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:35
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Cotton only, no clue about threadcount I have a few favourite brands. Sometimes a cotton/silk mix if they're on sale. Sheets are jersey
🐝 buzz
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:40
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Bet none of you have actually counted the threads and I'll bet there's no more than 580 in your 600s and 1140 in the 1200s. You're being taken for Tobys.
Ash89
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:02
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We have 1000 thread count sheets from Canning Vale.

Testarossa, where did you get your linen bed linen from? I figure if it's good enough for Testarossa, it's good enough for me.

hoolie is voting lib dem
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:05
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Far more important than the weight of the cotton is the duvet inside
Ash89
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:09
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Something died for whatever is stuffed in our duvet cover...
north of the border
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:12
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I have linen material bed linen and love it. Won't look hotel perfect when you make the bed but it is so comfortable to sleep on. Better than all the super high thread count cotton I have purchased over the years.
Ash89
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:04
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Where did you acquire such linen, north?
Consigliere
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:06
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Quelle surprise that this has turned into a pyssing contest about who has the highest thread count.

Where do you even buy 1200 tc? White Company only goes up to 1000.
Lib-Dem-Cyp-ree-en
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:08
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I've got some sheets. My missus bought them and complains they are unironable. I haven't tried to iron them, so she might be right.
Trigger Warning
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:12
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I don't understand people who iron bedlinen. Of all the things you can spend your time on, this is about the last one on my list. No wait, it's not even on my list. Just fold it well.
Ash89
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:12
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I don't think linen is meant to be ironed.

I do enjoy our cotton sheets when they've been ironed.
Montagueh
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:16
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Cotton sheets need ironing...crisp cotton sheets first put on the bed feel GREAT...
camenbert
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:19
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Where do you even buy 1200 tc? White Company only goes up to 1000.

Nigel St Hubbins did want to open a habadeshery if the rock'n'roll didn't work out.

"Most people's go up to 10, ours go up to 11(00 threadcount)"

John Lewis I think. We have one set of comedy-high threadcount and various lesser sets in the high hundreds.
Trigger Warning
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:23
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They don't NEED ironing. They function perfectly well without ironing or just a good fold. You might prefer it, but they don't need it.
Testarossa
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:26
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Ash89
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:30
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Thanks, Testa!
north of the border
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:30
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Hi Ash - loads of places online. Even John Lewis has a range.

Not a luxury shopping experience but I have found some high quality linen bedlinen in TK Maxx.

https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-croft-collection-100-linen-bedding/p311 2792?colour=Loch%20Blue

https://www.soakandsleep.com/luxury-linen-bed-linen.html

https://www.linenfabric s.co.uk/ready-made-products/linen-bedding
Ash89
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:33
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Thanks, north!

I am planning on visiting the UK in June/July so we'll stop in to The White Company, John Lewis, etc. \ /
Testarossa
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:38
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I iron our linen and cotton bedlinen. Once the weather turns and we dry the linen sheets outside, I won't necessarily iron those.
Briefs
Posted - 21 March 2017 02:22
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I have a Sheridan linen top sheet and it is great on those hot sticky nights, but doesn't give you much warmth otherwise.
Probably will be in end of season sales here soon? Everything seems cheap in the UK now though.

*Gloats*
*Remembers almost entirety of savings in sterling*
*Hugs linen sheet*
Ash89
Posted - 21 March 2017 10:09
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End of season sale would be June-ish, non?
north of the border
Posted - 21 March 2017 10:14
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Ash - you can get some in Oz if that is where you are.... https://www.ilovelinen.com.au/
sporting_zucchini
Posted - 21 March 2017 10:21
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Allow me to lower the tone

Polycotton sheets, pillow cases, duvet cover, and I still sleep like a log.

So easy to wash, and put back on the bed straight from the tumble dryer.
Ash89
Posted - 21 March 2017 10:25
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Yeah, but I want a personal recommendation...

zucchini, you dirrrty
Briefs
Posted - 22 March 2017 00:17
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June would be too late. By June people should have already bought their winter bed stuff. Shops want to start clearing shelves now so they can get new stock out before the season starts.

Nights are starting to develop a definite chill where i am, despite weirdly tropical daytime weather (I mean tropical in the most literal sense, it was like Singapore yesterday here).