Get Ready for Cool Nights: Best Sources for Flannel Sheets

Get Ready for Cool Nights: Best Sources for Flannel Sheets

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Carrie McBride
Oct 30, 2015
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There may be two types of sleepers: those who love flannel sheets and those who have yet to discover their love of flannel sheets. Maybe because I grew up in a big old house that was quite cold in the winter, I've always found flannel sheets to be a comforting antidote to crisp fall and winter nights. Here are the best sources I've found for great flannel sheets:

A note about flannel sheets: don't bother looking for the thread count. Flannel is measured by weight (ounces of cotton/square yard of fabric) and you'll mostly see 5 oz or 6 oz sheets with 6 oz being denser, warmer and, usually more expensive. Also, especially with new flannel sheets, you will notice some build-up of lint in your dryer lint trap so be sure to empty it after drying flannel sheets.

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L.L. Bean sells three types of flannel sheets: UltraSoft (5 oz, best value), Heritage (thickest and warmest) and Premium (6 oz), all made in Portugal. They have plenty of solids and plaids with a few traditional prints.

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Coyuchi keeps it simple with just one kind of flannel sheet, but it's made from organic cotton and is weighted at 6 oz. It comes in four neutral solids which mix well with most duvets and comforters.

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Lands' End has a variety of solid flannel sheets in 5 and 6 oz. weights as well as some plaids and prints. My favorite might be this colorful bird print.

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Garnet Hill built its business on European-style flannel bedding and have a wide selection of flannels for adults and kids. Of note is its line of Eileen Fisher flannels (shown top)and their Signature flannels which can be monogrammed.

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Bed Bath & Beyond, unsurprisingly, has a large selection of flannel sheets. My favorites are the heathered flannel collection in muted berry tones and the Pendleton flannel sheets (above).

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The Company Store, in addition to many prints, carries a fairly large selection of both 5 oz. and 6 oz. solid flannel sheets as well as plenty of flannel duvets. Shown above is a nice modern, organic print called Lindsey (available as sheets or a duvet).

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Eddie Bauer offers plaid, solid (notably some saturated purples and blues) and, my favorite, heathered flannel in either gray or tan.

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Target offers a selection of printed and solid flannel sheets under their Threshold name as well as some novelty prints. Many sets are under $30 and would make a good starter set.

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PB Teen has fun flannels like this Yeti print (above) as well as stripes and plaids, many suitable for adults (not that adults can't be Yeti-lovers).

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The Land of Nod caters to kids but some of their fun flannel prints will appeal to grownups, too (like these Great White North sheets). It is also a good source for flannel fitted crib sheets.

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