The “Ask Anna” guides are designed to assist you as you make important decisions in decorating your home. It is our sincerest hope that these guides, combined with the expertise of our sales associates, will serve as your complete resource in selecting your home fashions!
Love Your Sheets!
At Anna's Linens, we want to make sure you love what you buy! To help you select the perfect sheets, consider your needs. The mattress size, fabric, color, design, price, comfort, and ease of care should be taken into consideration.
Cotton sheets are softer and smoother than blends. They are resistant to pilling (the matting of fibers into little balls), and are static free. Since cotton is naturally absorbent and breathable, it is comfortable year-round.
Blended sheets last a long time and rarely shrink after washing. They also dry quickly with less wrinkling and generally do not need ironing. They are often the preferred choice for juvenile sheets because they require less care.
A typical fitted sheet is designed to fit a mattress under 12" deep. If your mattress is over 12" deep you will need a fitted sheet with deeper pockets, or one that says the sheet is compatible with deep mattresses. Refer to the chart and the mattress diagram below to determine the size of your fitted sheets and for mattress measurements.
Size up Your Mattress for Your Sheets
There is a common misconception that all mattresses are extra deep. The truth is that 90% of mattresses are under 13" in depth.
What do I get in a Sheet Set?
What is Thread Count?
Thread count is the actual number of threads woven lengthwise and crosswise into a square inch of fabric. A higher thread count creates a tighter weave, a softer, more durable and more luxurious sheet. Below is a guide to help you select the right thread count.
Caring for My New Sheets
All sheets should be machine washed with like colors using cold water. When drying sheets, tumble dry on a low setting, and avoid overloading to reduce wrinkling.
Open Stock sheets are sold separately. They are available as a flat sheet, fitted sheet or pillowcase pairs. This product is great for those who do not need a complete sheet set.