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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 65 65
Still purchased after listening to reviews I read that the sheets were rough, stiff, wrinkly, too big, too small, etc.. Yet, I had to try for myself. ;) So, I knew what to expect and was not too surprised. After unwrapping, and experiencing the feel, I knew that I could never sleep on the sheets. I immediately washed the sheets and used a bit of fabric softener. The package say to wash in cold water, but I used hot. Into the dryer and out before the sheets were completely dry. Those sheets were so wrinkled! Placed sheets on our new King sized TempurPedic Contour Supreme mattress (11.5" thick + a thicker cooling thread mattress pad.) Had trouble getting them to fit correctly. The bottom sheets is a tad too large, but the odd thing was that one side was longer/wider than the mattress. Not sure if the sheets are irregular, or if it's the mattress. I would love to try another sheet set and see if there is a difference, but not at that price! Anyway, my husband and I slept on the sheets for one night. They were not comfortable and cool. And the pillow case was so rough on my face that I had a rash the next morning. Off the sheets came and into the wash again. This time, I set the machine on soak (soaked them overnight) and added a generous amount of fabric softener to the wash. I then placed each piece of the sheet set separately, into the dryer with a fabric softener sheet. That seemed to do a better job of having them come out softer and with less wrinkles. After those two washings, we have now slept on the sheets for almost a week. I am still having trouble with the roughness of the pillowcase and I get a hot head. The sheets are much better. I will repeat the washing/soaking/dryer trick a few more times on wash day. I think that the sheets will eventual be just what I was looking for. I only wish that they fit a little better. I may also iron the head band on the top sheet as it wrinkles badly. I like a smooth band. BTW- Someone mentioned that the top sheet was too short for their bed. We are not having that problem. Plenty of length! Another reviewer mentioned how thin the sheets were and that they tore. I too was surprised at how see-thru they were when wet, but they seem to be think enough when dry. Even so, I will be careful with them. May 14, 2015
Love these sheets! These sheets feel like they have been dried on the clothesline even after being in the dryer but I still dry them outside. They are substantial and so comfortable. The bottom sheet fits the mattress very well and stays in place ! I would absolutely buy them again. April 30, 2015
Really stiff Wow, these are some super hard sheets. They seem like good quality, but I hope they soften up after some use. April 15, 2015
Love em Have looked for sheets like the for years. I do not like the soft sheets that are so popular today. I still like to hang my sheets on the line to dry, and I like cotton crispness of the Vermont Sheets. Plan to order another set so I will have another color. April 6, 2015
Love these sheets! To be honest, when I took them out of the dryer, I almost cried. They were stiff and felt scratchy. But I decided to go ahead and put them on the bed and I am so glad I did. They do not feel stiff or scratchy at all. They were wrinkled, but the wrinkles smoothed out after they were put onto the bed. Now if you could just figure out how to get the "clothesline fresh" smell in them. . . . . . . . April 5, 2015
Crisp, cool, and comfortable Just as promised. They arrived stiff as a board and remained so after the first two washings. Also, very wrinkly, but when I put them on the bed and slept in them I was so glad I got them. They are crispy and cool, and surprisingly soft at the same time. They fit my 17" mattress easily and the foam topper on top of the mattress. I am going to order more of these. I usually hang clothes (and sheets) on the clothesline and with winter finally ending, I look forward to hanging the laundry on the line next weekend. If you can live with wrinkles, don't let the stiffness deter you- they are fabulously comfortable sheets. April 4, 2015
They Really Work! They felt so good I took them off the bed this morning, washed them, and put them back on the bed. They still felt great. April 1, 2015
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
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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