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1000 thread count sheets - ruined I think.

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by bombthreat23, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. bombthreat23

    bombthreat23 TRIBE Member

    grrrrrrr we bought some sheets that were 100% Egyptian cotton and 1000 thread count, soft as hell until we washed them. Now they are like hard as a rock. We followed the washing instructions to a T but no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to get them back to being soft or are we screwed?
  2. LeoGirl

    LeoGirl TRIBE Member

    did you dry them? some cotton will feel really stiff when wet and when dried goes back to normal.
  3. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    put them in the dryer?
  4. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    it is possible that they just shrunk to the point of uselessness. i hope that's not the case though. do the sheets look any smaller?

    typically putting these types of things in the dryer softens them up - using my experience with towels, etc. hang-drying towels leaves them feeling like cardboard.
  5. defazman

    defazman TRIBE Member

    and if anyone knows how to get hooker blood out of sheets as well, send me a pm
  6. derek

    derek TRIBE Member

    pm sent.
  7. Dirty Girl

    Dirty Girl TRIBE Member

    where did you buy them? take em back
  8. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    Check the mattress underneath for any "soak through" as well.
  9. WestsideWax

    WestsideWax TRIBE Promoter

    The universe is punishing you for using Tribe to rat out G20 vandals. Karma's just weird that way.
  10. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator TRIBE Member

    Please tell me you've never slept in these sheets before. The thought of sleeping in unwashed new sheets gives me the heebies.
  11. sheik rock

    sheik rock TRIBE Member

    I know. Every time I'm surreptitiously wanking into a package of unopened sheets at The Bay I think "I hope they wash these before the sleep on them."
  12. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    all I could think about when seeing this thread title was Aziz Ansari's stand up about sheet threadcount.
    unfortunately it's not on youtube so I can't embed it but you can watch it (its around 2.5 minutes long) here: Aziz Ansari Talks About Sheets - CollegeHumor video

    that being out of the way, I agree with returning them if possible (Im assuming you got them recently).
    I have 700 threadcount and they are still what I'd classify as quite soft after a handful of washings.
    are you using bleach or something that could damage the thread?
  13. octo

    octo TRIBE Member

    that's why i only buy 2000+ thread count sheets
  14. deevah

    deevah TRIBE Member

    steam them
  15. kirstenmeows

    kirstenmeows TRIBE Member

    Anything dried on a line is going to be crunchy. If you did line dry them, run them through a fluff cycle in the dryer first before panicking. If you washed and dryed them in a proper dryer with sufficient fabric softener and they still turned out crunchy, by all means take them back! 1000 count sheets should if washed and dried properly, be soft and silky.
  16. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    This reminds me of a consumer's report I saw that compared a bunch of sheets and found that the best were some genero "bay" brand sheets. The expensive ones from "egypt" aka china all were lacklustre after washing.

    aka you got ripped off for being pretentious.

  17. Ho||yw0oD

    Ho||yw0oD TRIBE Member

    Ha, I've never privileged myself enough to buy sheets with an advertised thread count.
  18. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

  19. WestsideWax

    WestsideWax TRIBE Promoter

    moar = bettar
  20. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Did you use special 1000-thread count detergent? Imperative that only water from the Nile ever touches those sheets.
  21. Fillmore

    Fillmore TRIBE Member

    haha nice1
  22. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

    washing sheets - top secret info!
  23. skin deep

    skin deep TRIBE Member

    Anybody have any tips for taking my 2000 thread count sheets on a plane?
  24. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

    I don't think I have ever noticed the texture of a sheet to care enough about the thread count.

    Hell, I'm content sleeping directly on a mattress.
  25. WestsideWax

    WestsideWax TRIBE Promoter

    They'll keep better if you wrap them in Burberry scarves.

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