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Clothesline Crisp Sheet Set

Clothesline Crisp® Sheets: Rediscover the Crisp, Fresh Joy of Your Grandmother’s Sheets

Clothesline Crisp Sheet Set

Clothesline Crisp® Sheets: Rediscover the Crisp, Fresh Joy of Your Grandmother’s Sheets

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"Why don’t sheets feel crisp and cool the way they used to?" you asked. In response, we had our sheet makers weave 100% Egyptian cotton into 250-thread-count percale sheets just like the old-fashioned ones that smelled of fresh air. We’ve dubbed them our Clothesline Crisp sheets, but we expect you will throw them in the dryer, just be sure to remove them promptly for best results. Imported.

  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets with a 250-thread-count percale weave
  • Set includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and pillowcases (twin, one pillowcase; full and queen, two standard; king, two king-sized)
  • Fitted sheet has a 15" pocket that fits mattresses up to 17" deep
  • Machine wash and dry

Clothesline Crisp Sheet Set


100% Cotton


Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry on low heat.


Manufactured In: India

Material - Country Of Origin: India

Clothesline Crisp Sheet Set 4.2 5 58 58
Very nice sheets, old fashioned feel I really like these sheets, they are crisp, cool, and feel good when crawling into bed at night. This is an old fashioned type of sheet in that regard and it does wrinkle. You either love it or don't. We love it. As other reviewers have said, this is what I grew up with and I've looked for something like these forever, nobody but VCS has them. IF you prefer a high thread count, soft, silky hand to the sheet, and permanent press type of look, I would recommend looking at other options. March 24, 2015
Sheets from my childhood I love these sheets, they feel like the line dried sheets from my childhood. My guests love them. Now, I only wish California king size were offered. March 20, 2015
Chemical treatment? I don't know what these sheets are treated with, but even after washing, they are still stiff as a board - so much so that the pillowcases quite easily stand up like a tent along the lines where they were folded in the package. I've heard of manufacturers putting "sizing" or starch in their products, but this appears to be permanent and it's ridiculous. A real disappointment. March 17, 2015
Very crisp and cool I've ordered these for years for many beds - I do think they are heavier, therefore crisper, than in the past. I love them but they may not be for everyone. I use a bit of fab softener which helps with the wrinkles from the dryer. I would LOVE to see open stock -- at least the option of ordering extra pillowcases as we always use extra pillows on our beds. March 16, 2015
Really Glad We Got These Sheets I've been looking FOREVER for a set of sheets that were more like the old fashioned muslin ones that my mom used to use on our beds. These sheets are the opposite of the sheets you find today that are thin, slippery, and, as far as I'm concerned, don't breathe and keep me too hot. Yes, these "clothesline" sheets will feel scratchy before and after you wash and dry them. And, they are so stiff, that when you take them new out of the package, they almost stand up on their own. Once washed, dried, and on the bed, they soften up and as you lay on them they soften even more and more. I'm finding I am sleeping better than usual with these new sheets, which I thought would happen. These sheets stay fresh feeling and are cool and warm in just the right places at all times. They are really worth a big try if you've never used this kind of sheet before. March 11, 2015
Great but hard to put on fitted sheet The sheets are made of a heavy cotton (not the thin stuff) and are crisp, cool and also rough. I would prefer smooth to rough, but really liked how cool they felt. They are so thick that they take up more room in my normal (not huge) washer than my usual sheets so I ended up having to wash my blanket cover in a separate wash. In the end I returned them because I had trouble getting the fitted sheet on my mattress corners and was afraid it would tear. My mattress is only 7" tall so I don't know how these would fit a regular height mattress. VCS was great about the return. February 17, 2015
Sun Dry for Best Results Those sheets you remember from your childhood were dried outside in the sun. If you really want sheets like that, buy these, but ditch the dryer and hang them up to dry. The best is outside in the sun. Then they smell lovely. But even indoors over your door will do the trick and they won't be "terribly wrinkled." I love these sheets. The only sheets in the house that are better I inherited from my great aunt and were purchased before WWII. January 22, 2015
LOVE these sheets Never thought the sheets from childhood are still available, can't thank you enough. One thing though, I have a king size bed with many pillows. I wish I could purchase a pair of standard size pillowcases from you separately. Also, if you sold pink or yellow I would buy another set. January 12, 2015
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What Our Customers Are Saying about Our Clothesline Crisp Sheet Set …

"The feel of these sheets is so rare - crisp, dry, cool in the summer, toasty in cooler weather. We also love the sound of these sheets as they rustle and crackle under the blanket. So glad we found them at The Vermont Country Store!" - Ilze, New Orleans, LA

"I love these sheets so much, I ordered a second set. With every wash they get softer. I love the crisp and pure cotton feel." - Barbara Burg, Panama City, FL

"Sooooo happy to find these. I've gone to great lengths to try and find crisp sheets. Even with the clothesline ban I dry my sheets outside on a clothes rack. (And, at one time I did have an illegal line my husband put up on the patio.) I do not dry my sheets in the dryer. Thank you, thank you, thank you for these wonderful sheets." - Barbara Brown, Reseda, CA

"These are the best sheets EVER. I need to buy more since I never want to sleep on anything else. I just wish you could get extra pillow cases." - Amanda, Schenectady, NY

"For 20 years I've been looking for percale sheets like those my mother used. These sheets are that same smooth, cool fabric that I remember. Other high-thread-count fabrics do not come close to the comfort of this percale. I'll be thanking you every night of my life." - Janet, Perryville, MD

"I finally found the sheets I've been looking for!! I have purchased all-cotton sheets from another catalog for years, but they have changed of late. The fitted sheet is so deep that it is always wrinkled and messy-looking. Not all of us have 18-inch mattresses, for heaven's sake. Who needs an 18-inch mattress anyway, for that matter? But these clothesline crisp sheets fit my "much too big mattress" with a taut snap!! Yahoo... I have only washed them once, and could not put them outside due to all the oak pollen, but I know that they will be a wonderful addition to my linen closet. Many, many thanks!!" - Deborah, Alexandria, VA

"I love these sheets! They feel like the ones I grew up with. I just wish the top sheet was about a foot longer because of the deeper beds. I'm planning on buying more!" - karen warner, richmond, TX

"I am buying my second set. I have been searching for crisp sheets; love them. Now I need you to sell the pillow cases separately, in addition to the set, so I can buy extra." - Maureen, Winchester, MA

"These are absolutely the best sheets ever! I am slowly going to collect as many sets as I can so I never have to use another kind. Terrific product that everyone should have! Thank you, VCS!" - Susan, Orange, CT

"These are fantastic! Potential buyers should understand that "crisp" does not mean "harsh." These sheets are, in fact, gloriously comfortable, they just have some body to them. Outstanding product at a great price!" - C. Swope, Churchville, VA

"I've been searching for years and years for these sheets. I love them so much that I ordered more for myself and some for my son and his wife. I will probably get more because if you stop selling them I'll never find them again. The only place I slept on these kind of sheets recently was in Italy. High-thread-count sheets are vastly overrated. They lack the thick, rich feel of the Clothesline Crisp sheets. I look forward each night to climbing into bed with these sheets. It's like heaven. Thank you !" - CAROL ANN CASEY, Huntington Station, NY

"I am an admitted sheet-a-holic! I have more sheet sets than I can count... and I no longer use any of them! These sheets are the only ones I'll put on my bed! I have waited awhile to write this because I wanted to be sure they'd keep their crispness through several washings and a lot of using... and they do! I'm very fussy about my bedding and these sheets are by far the best I've ever found. If you're thinking about it, think no longer... just order!"- Barbara Richards, Miami, FL

"The Clothesline Crisp White Sheets are the best!! The slender style was perfect for my antique bed. I agree with others that I would love to be able to purchase additional pillowcases."-Diane, Fultonville, NY

"These sheets are fantastic! I've just ordered my second set- so glad they now come in colors, too. They feel just like I remember from my childhood. Sheets like these are the reason my sisters and I used to call clean sheet day "wiggly night." They feel so crsip and fresh . Yes, I do hang them out to dry- weather-permitting!" - Erin Jones, West Winfield, NY

"I hesitated to buy these for quite some time - mainly about the cost - but once I tried them, I absolutely love them and know they are worth every penny. I can't wait to hang them outside (it's cold here in Maine)!" - Josephine Libby, East Machias, ME

"I had sheets like these when I went to college in the early 1960s. We didn't have fitted sheets back then. I used to hang them lengthwise on a clothesline in the dormitory laundry room after washing. They always dried flat and smooth as if they were ironed. These Clothesline Crisp Sheets remind me of that. I may even put a clothesline in my garage to hang dry them." - Rosalind Rogoff, San Ramon, CA

"These are the best! They really are just like the old-fashioned comfortable sheets of yesteryear. I have a few percale sheets handed down to me from my mother but they were not fitted and were sized for a 3/4 bed. Loved them so much though that I used them occasionally. When I saw the Clothesline Crisp Sheets in your catalog, I doubted that they really could be anything like Mom's. To my happy surprise, they are. I use no other now; just wash them and put them right back on the bed. Will be getting another set soon." - Diane, Fultonville, NY

"Yes, we love these sheets! They just keep getting better and better with every laundering - smoother and softer to the touch, yet still crisp. The fit of the bottom sheet is superb. We just wish the queen size top sheet was larger to provide a more generous side drop and tuck-in at the foot." - Kay, Sherman Oaks, CA

"I just ordered my third set of these wonderful sheets. I was skeptical at first because I have not found a smooth, crisp cotton sheet in years. They are perfect and make for the best night's sleep. I always dry them outside. That fresh-air smell along with the crisp cotton feel makes for a great night's sleep! I will not have any other sheets on our beds.Our guest enjoy them, too!" - Michele, Springfield, VA

"So thankful to find these sheets!! We have spent tons of money on more expensive sheets promising the same crisp feel, and while they were crisp and had the exact feel we were looking for originally, they have since changed their fabric formula, and now have a similiar touch, will not hold up to use, i.e., washing!! (holes and rips). Hopefully these sheets will not disappoint - so far we are very pleased. Will definitely order more IF they stand up to use!!" - Susan Wyatt, Florence, SC

"These sheets are THE best! My husband was skeptical when I purchased these sheets that they would maintain the level of crispness. But you have made him a believer. I would highly recommend these sheets to anyone who remembers Mom's sheets." - Laura McConnell, Eastford, CT

"I, too, am ordering my second set of these great sheets. Wonderfully comfy. I am so tired of the used-Kleenex feel of the high thread count sheets." - Sue Hoffman, Jackson, WY