I was gifted with a Shopko Gift Card, and had to drive 23 miles to my nearest Shopko. Don't you just love gift cards. I fell in love with these sheets because of their difficult-to-find, aegean blue color, and the initial finish on the sheets. I didn't find them to be particularly luxurious to the touch, but I was still excited to try this silky looking sheets. The first thing I noticed was "jeezaloo these sheets really make you hot!"--the bed felt like it was transformed into a furnace. I decided to keep them.
That was until I washed them! The threads are coming apart from the hem in the top sheet. And I noticed that the seams of the pillowcases would come undone if pulled with even the slightest force. I use Gain detergent and Downy Fabric Softener Sheets, and my washer and dryer pair are the most expensive set Sears sells. I take my laundry care seriously. So it is not the result of using cheap products or antique machines.
Now I get to trek 23 miles back to Shopko. Ugggh. These are quite possibly the worst sheets I've ever purchased, and I mean going back to my college days when all I could afford were 200 thread count sandpaper sheet "sets." Trust me, these are horrible. Since I just washed them and made the bed, I am sleeping on them tonight, packing them up in the morning, and driving them right to Shopko without washing them. They are so ratty, Shopko couldn't possibly try to resell them to anyone.
Pros: Initial appearance, Color Selection
Cons: Pilled badly after first wash, hot (not cool like percale or more expensive cotton sheets), Seems poorly constructed