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Bloody proper cotton bedding but WIBU to go back to a poly cotton mix?

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Singlebutmarried Wed 13-Jun-18 13:58:43

Now I love sliding in between crisp cotton sheets, but blimey the ironing (and they still look creased - slightly less so but still)

Should I bin the lot and go back to Nexts own cotton mix bedding?

Pasithea Wed 13-Jun-18 14:00:05

No never go back it’s horrible. Cotton all the way.

Jammycustard Wed 13-Jun-18 14:00:56

Don’t iron them?

PatchworkGirl Wed 13-Jun-18 14:01:50

I prefer cotton because it feels nicer but I don't iron it because I don't care if it looks crumpled. Best of both worlds!.

Mollywobbles82 Wed 13-Jun-18 14:02:07

Life is too short to iron a sheet. You're mostly lying under it in the dark after all. Hth.

Queenoftheblitz Wed 13-Jun-18 14:02:11

I replaced polycotton with 100% cotton when i experienced menopause and night sweats.
I would never go back. I don't always iron my bedding but would choose wrinkled cotton over pristine poly anyday.

Idratherhaveacupoftea Wed 13-Jun-18 14:05:07

I hate getting into sheets that haven't been ironed.

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Wed 13-Jun-18 14:07:05

I always get polycotton fitted sheets - I don't care how tacky they are, they last longer (well...forever. Sorry environment.) hold their colour better, dry quickly, and I don't find them sweaty. I may reconsider that when I hit menopause.

Singlebutmarried Wed 13-Jun-18 14:09:11

They seem to smell nicer when ironed though 😕

GinUser Wed 13-Jun-18 14:09:36

Cotton jersey fitted sheets and pure linen pillowcases/duvet cover. Sheer heaven, ironing optional, I usually only do the pillowcases.

SittingAround1 Wed 13-Jun-18 14:09:47

You iron sheets?

VickieCherry Wed 13-Jun-18 14:10:47

Where do people buy really crisp, heavy cotton bed linen?

I recently stayed in a hotel with the most fabulous bedding, but they said it's a trade only company (Solo) which I can't find anywhere. I already own 100% cotton but it doesn't feel anywhere near as lovely as the hotel's linen!

Singlebutmarried Wed 13-Jun-18 14:25:12

The stuff I’ve got is from John Lewis and weighs a tonne. You feel like you’re laying under something, rather than the duvet being floaty light.

And for the PP further up thread, I don’t iron the bottom sheet as that pulls tight so no need to

Magicstar1 Wed 13-Jun-18 14:25:15

I have Ikea duvet covers that are 100% cotton, and they feel lovely. I don't iron them, but recently my mother took them to put in her drier for us, and returned them ironed. They do feel so crisp and clean now.

VickieCherry Wed 13-Jun-18 15:19:11

I have Ikea 100% cotton, too. They're nothing like the hotel sheets sad

ChaoticKate Wed 13-Jun-18 15:22:06

Linen/cotton mix all the way! Cooler and lighter than pure cotton.

PlatypusPie Wed 13-Jun-18 15:46:25

High thread count pure cotton all the way - would hate to go back to polycotton. And although I loathe ironing, for this it is totally worth it.,

user1499173618 Wed 13-Jun-18 15:49:35

Linen sheets are best! Lovely to sleep in and they don’t need ironing.

SilverySurfer Wed 13-Jun-18 15:53:07

Polyester is beyond vile - 100% cotton, preferably high count Egyptian cotton is the best, after pure linen. Don't waste your life ironing bedding which creases on first use.

QueenofallIsee Wed 13-Jun-18 15:55:12

The White Company do fabulous 300 thread count, pure white bedding. I absolutely love mine and don’t give a monkeys about creases, it’s too wonderful to sleep in to care!

Momzilla82 Wed 13-Jun-18 15:56:29

White company sheets are amazing. I'd never go back to anything synthetic now.


We have a set of their sheets we've had 9 years now and still going strong. I don't always iron them slattern

anyquestionsquestion Wed 13-Jun-18 15:56:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mrsramsayscat Wed 13-Jun-18 15:57:25

If you hang on the line (for economy) and transfer to the tumble dryer just before they are dry, then get them out immediately they're dry, there are no creases.

agentdaisy Wed 13-Jun-18 16:01:41

After buying bloody expensive high thread count cotton bedding I'd never go back to cotton mix. It's lovely and heavy but doesn't make me too hot and sweaty like polycotton used to. It's ridiculously soft too.

I don't iron my bedding, it would take hours, but I do tumble dry it as soon as the wash finishes and take it out of the dryer and fold straight away to minimise creases.

I find using a detergent and softener in the same scent makes bedding smell nicer and keep the nice smell for longer than just using detergent.

Mollywobbles82 Wed 13-Jun-18 16:03:22

YY to white company sheets.

For the sheet-ironers, however nice the non-creased feeling is, surely after one night they are creased anyway? Can it possibly be worth it?

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