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And where would you go for low-price decent-quality solid-color all-cotton flannel sheets?

I don't have a Marshalls or TJMaxx or Target less than an hour away, though I could make the trip. There is no Home Goods near us. The hitch is that I want comparable sets for each of my four kids, and I want it to be easy.

They will be Christmas gifts, so I can't wait until post-holiday sales, unfortunately. Wish I had thought of this last year.

Also I'm picky about color/design (I know, I know ) I want pink or lavender (or flowery in those shades) for the girls and some shade of blue or stripes for the boys (their preferences, not mine...)

I would love to spend under $40/set. Closer to $20/set would be great. I would also like to just order them all from the same place if I can! I know you pay more for convenience, but...are there tricks or places I don't know about? The clearance selection at the obvious online linens places are sparse or too $$.

I take it this is not the time of year to be looking for picky flannel sheets for relatively cheap... I am really surprised that Target doesn't have more girly-color solid flannel this year.

Are there white sales this time of year, or any other "tricks of the trade" that I don't know about? I pretty much never buy sheets - once we buy them, we keep them for years and years.

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Target has them on major sale this week.

http://www.target.com/s?keywords=fla...&ref=sr_bx_1_7

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I got a set for my son at Target last week for $19.99 (same sale). He was so happy to have warmer, softer sheets.
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I would check the overstock pages at Lands End. I looked just last week and they had some nice stuff and IMO would be better quality than Target (althought I slept on Target fannel sheet last night that I bought for $10 a few years back.)
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My mom bought me a set maybe 4 years ago from Kohl's. They have held up well and still look great.

That being said, we do need a new set as we upgraded to a king bed from a queen over the summer, so I am looking myself again.
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Kohls does have them, but they don't have the pink/purple (at least in my store). I would order them online at Target.

I just checked Kohls.com and found that they have several sets that are not offered in stores. Twin sizes are $18.99 right now, and shipping is free.
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I have 2 sets from Eddie Bauer - they are about 10 years old and holding up great. Not sure if they still have a home store ... it closed in my city.

Bed, Bath and Beyond also sells flannel. But last year I bought my son a set of fleece sheets (Microloft) from this store and he LOVES them. They come in solid colours, pastel and primary. I believe they were on sale and definitely under $40. The only con about them is he overheats.

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http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=109407

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We got ours at Target a few weeks back for $19.99 for king sized. They are soooo soft, very warm and aren't pilling like crazy like some sheets we've had before!
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Check out Kmart, they have fleece sheets any size for $20 (reg $25) and they are sooooo warm and cozy. i actually prefer them over my fleece ones.
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I got my last set at Target. It was $20 in December of last year for a full sized set. I am really pleased with their quality. I am not sure what they are going for now, though. It could be that they were reduced for Christmas sales.

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Hmm..I am pretty sure I saw a Sears commercial about how they are having their "Black Friday" sale this Friday, and they have sheet sets for $9.99.

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Thanks for all the replies!

I didn't find much on Overstock.com, but I can keep checking.

I thought about buying Target's, but then saw in reviews that they were not good quality. I'm glad to hear this was not the experience of some here. (The have a SUPER-cute set that unfortunately is sold out in twin - too bad!)

I will look into Sears black friday sale.

I appreciate the ideas very much. It's something I almost never shop for - most of our sheets were "by accident" when I happened to see one set on super clearance here and there; I don't usually try to buy four sets at once.

The idea is that I can give my kids stuff they need for Christmas and it will fill their need for a "present" and something "new" They're getting pillows this year, too (I already got those from Overstock).

I wish I could afford really top-quality sheets in beautiful colors that I pick! Lands End, Garnet Hill, Company Store... I wish I could just ORDER. But OMG, it would be super $$$$$ if I did. All the lower-quality sheets that we have inherited secondhand are still doing their job, but I love the super-high-thread-count, super-soft, deep fitted, gorgeous colored...never mind, I don't see them in the dark anyway!

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Check out Kmart, they have fleece sheets any size for $20 (reg $25) and they are sooooo warm and cozy. i actually prefer them over my fleece ones.
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I just bought a set of Kmart flannel sheets for our guest room, but will probably end up putting them on our bed.
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Target usually has flannel sheets sets on sale for Black Friday at a really good price. I want to say $12 or so? Definitely under $20. Last year I didn't see the style I like in the size I wanted, but I kept checking back and happened to be there when they were being restocked. I don't think they had pink/purple in the past, but they had plain cream color, brown with light snowflakes and a few others. They have held up well.
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