Originally Posted by boatman61
. Elaine, as usual Dirk is right.
The higher the thread count per square inch, the more luxurious the feel. Egyptian cotton is generally woven with a high thread count.
Anything over 400 count in a single
ply is reasonable but I can report 1000-1200 ensures the sweetest dreams
. Absolutely bargain prices usually mean you are getting a multiple ply (not as good) - in general you pay for what you get.
I have found it is less expensive to buy ready made flat sheets (particularly as you can often pick them up on special) and then recut them to fit the mattresses you have on board. Fabric bought by the metre is often not wide enough for larger mattresses, so buying
sheets avoids joins.