Answer: If you haven’t tried the sheets with a bamboo and cotton blend, now is a good time. Sheets with a blend of cotton and bamboo have a wonderful way of feeling cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Target’s brand, which are about $50 for a queen set, are wonderfully soft. In two years, I have had no problems with pilling, although some reviewers at Target.com have. If you want a crisp, almost stiff sheet, you want percale, not the softer sateen. The best deal on percale in the Twin Cities is at SIS fabric outlet (6707 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, 763-560-0969). They have Eddie Bauer percale sheet sets for $15, all sizes. Want high-end sets? Try Tuesday Morning (locations at www.Tuesdaymorning.com) and check price tags. The sets originally priced at $250 to $450 per set are usually Italian-made and discounted to about $99 per queen set. It’s excellent quality at a good price.
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