Microfiber yea or nae?

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Bought a quilt for the latest reno yesterday. Got it home and hate it. Too old fashioned.

So, looking online I'm having trouble finding anything but microfiber for quilts/coverlets. Does anyone have microfiber coverlets? Do they hold up? Easy to wash? Do they 'feel' weird?

 

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You're killing me! Maybe I will try one microfiber quilt and see how it goes. Only, of course, because it's the pattern I like.

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I have some microfibre sheets, most of the guests love them, they feel so smooth and soft. They also dry faster. There are downsides, of course, especially if the material is too thin. The cost club has sheets that are like another comfortable brand and they do well and except for one guest, everyone has loved them. (The one guest went in to look at the label and it's labelled correctly, polyester, which is what microfibre is, and she didn't like polyester.) It's very different than the old polyester, breathes better and is quite nice to the touch.

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Professor Pieixoto wrote:

I have some microfibre sheets, most of the guests love them, they feel so smooth and soft. They also dry faster. There are downsides, of course, especially if the material is too thin. The cost club has sheets that are like another comfortable brand and they do well and except for one guest, everyone has loved them. (The one guest went in to look at the label and it's labelled correctly, polyester, which is what microfibre is, and she didn't like polyester.) It's very different than the old polyester, breathes better and is quite nice to the touch.

I had one guest who wanted the sheets changed when she arrived (10 PM because they were micro-fiber. A one-night reservation. It was easier than dealing with TA. Not afraid of TA but if you can avoid it, why not.

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The complaint that I had was mostly based on memories of what polyester was like in the 70s. This woman didn't like anything, including the room that she choose, because she couldn't do her yoga in it. But the bigger rooms were available at the time, she was just too cheap to choose it and of course, I was at fault for her choosing this room as well.

Had she asked, I would have gladly changed the sheets. I've had offers to buy them used, right off the bed.

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The one set of sheets I purchased did not last long. Started pilling and was put in the pile to go to our community help org. for fire victims.  

Microfiber is off my purchase list. 

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Have not washed it but we have a micro-fiber electric blanket this year. It was all that was on the shelf so I bought it. His Lordship LOVE it. It is so lightweight. And it IS warm. I turn it on just before going to bed and before I go to sleep, I turn MY side off (he has his on low) and I stay warm enough. This is NOT a "warm" house and the thermostat is turned down to 60 at night.

I do like the micro-fiber sheets i have .

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Funny you should post this.  Looking at some in the store yesterday...they felt quite soft, but I didn't like the colors, and was afraid they would "pill".  I would think they would wash well, some online reviews do mention the pill factor....

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