This is NOT a sponsored post. I am in no way affiliated with the Red Land Cotton Company. I just love their cotton sheets and wanted to share them with you!
searching for new cotton sheets
I have been on the search for new sheets the last couple of months since discovering a hole in the fitted sheet of my most favorite sheet set. That’s the thing with sheets, just when they are perfectly soft and cozy, they get a hole in them. Right at the most worn spot of the sheet!
Anyway, the search was on!
IG algorithm is listening!
The Instagram algorithm must have heard the discussion about purchasing new cotton sheets that my hubby and I had, because low and behold, he got an ad pop up on his IG feed for Red Land Cotton!
We started reading about this company and when we realized that the cotton sheets are made exclusively in the USA, we were sold!
Exclusive, heirloom cotton bedding and towels made from cotton grown and sewn in the South. Alabama Grown. American Made.
The company has been around for three generations! They value hard work, the importance of family and caring for the land that their cotton is grown on.
‘Red Land’ comes from the red soil that is found in Northern Alabama. I love that they have incorporated this term in their company name!
As you can see the packaging was simple and gorgeous! A plain brown box arrived about 2 weeks after we ordered online. The sheet set was wrapped in a thin clear package and then tied up in a cotton ticking ribbon.
I could feel the personal touch as soon as I opened the box!
Red Land Cotton sheets should be washed before using according to their recommendation. I would have washed them even if it wasn’t recommended. It just seems weird not to!
I have a bit of an unconventional way of laundering sheets but this method leaves the cotton sheets looking fresh, crisp and smooth! It also saves on our utility bill!
bed making video
You can watch this quick video to see what I do once the cotton sheets are finished in the washer.
Let me review the method I use to launder any sheets I have ever used:
- place fitted and flat sheets along with the pillowcases in the washer using the ‘sheets’ cycle
- use laundry soap – I love Gain Flings soap pacs in Lavender
- allow sheets to run through the cycle and choose an extra rinse if possible (my machine has an extra rinse cycle)
- throw the fitted sheet in the dryer. If it is cold or raining outside, dry the fitted sheet completely; if you can hang sheets on a clothesline, dry the sheets for about 5-6 minutes to get the sheet hot but still very damp, then hang on the clothesline to dry
- put the fitted sheet on the bed when it is dry
- throw the flat top sheet in the dryer until it is hot and still very damp, about 5-6 minutes
- spread the flat sheet over the fitted sheet without tucking in the corners. Smooth the sheet out flat. and allow to air dry on the bed. If you use a clothesline, use the same method as with the fitted sheet
- throw the pillowcases in the dryer, 5-6 minutes and hang on a skirt clothes hanger outside in the fresh air if possible. You can hang the hanger with the pillowcases under a covered porch for this step!
Throwing the sheets in the dryer for just a few minutes helps to release wrinkles. Air drying, either on the bed or on a clothesline helps those wrinkles to smooth out as well.
it’s really simple
Let me mention that at first, this might sound confusing with alot of steps.
But it is simple: after the fitted sheet is either on the bed completely dry or the clothesline drying, I throw the flat sheet in the dryer. After the 5-6 minutes of the flat sheet in the dryer, I remove it and throw the pillowcases in the dryer. While they are in the dryer, I am putting the flat sheet on the bed (or clothesline.)
The whole thing only takes me about 10-15 minutes because I am going from one step to the next while something is in the dryer!
It really is simple. It’s just harder to explain than it is to actually do!!
As I said, this is an unconventional way of laundering and drying the sheets. But this method accomplishes a couple of things:
- saves on the utility bill
- saves the sheets from heat damage helping them to last longer
- gives the sheets a crisp feel to them
- provides a fresh-smelling pillowcase when you lay your head down at night
- saves me the hassle of folding sheets, especially the hard-to-fold fitted sheet!
- gives me a few extra steps to add to my Apple Watch step counter!
Good all the way around!
perfect cotton sheets!
Now for the star of the show! These sheets are amazing!! We have used them for one month and have gone through four washings. (We wash sheets once per week – every Friday or Saturday).
The cotton sheets have gotten softer with each washing. We chose the White option but the cotton sheets are not perfectly white.
They are more the color of white cotton. Kinda makes sense doesn’t it! I love the soft white color of these sheets
I also ordered an extra set of pillowcases. We have four pillows on our bed so we needed the extra set.
The pillowcases are huge! One of my pet peeves with ordinary sheets sets with pillowcases is that the pillowcases are too small.
The cotton pillowcases from Red Land Cotton are extra big and I love that!
The sheets have a washed linen-look once they have been laundered and slept on. I personally love the comfy look this gives the bed.
You will notice I am not a fru-fru kinda girl – no fancy pillow shams for our bed! I never knew what to do with all those pillows when we were sleeping!
comfy, cozy and inviting
I love the look of the bed pillows showing along with a couple of small decorative, down-filled pillows. Plain and simple for us!
I also like the look of the cotton sheets turned down just a bit at the top. All you have to do is pull the covers back a little bit and get ready to close your eyes!
These cotton sheets rank high on my list! They are soft and cozy, beautiful to look at, luxury cotton sheets made in the good ole USA! What more could you ask for to get a great night of sleep!
Thanks for stopping by for this little review of my favorite sheets to date! Let me know your thoughts about my unconventional laundering method! Are you a weekly or bi-weekly sheet washer? Let me know in the comments!
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