A lesson in Bedding
Because we had the discussion and I found this when I was wandering around Overstock
Egyptian cotton is a long staple cotton grown only in Egypt. It enjoys worldwide renown as the strongest, most beautiful and lustrous cotton produced, and its extraordinary quality is due to the long growing season in that country. Sheets of Egyptian cotton with a high thread count are reputed to be more luxurious than any. Thread count for Egyptian cotton bed sheets is usually 200 and above.
Flannel is a blend of cottons. Quality is not measured by thread count, but in ounces of material per square yard of fabric. Four ounces or more per square yard is considered good quality flannel. Flannel bed sheets are highly popular for their warmth and are often used in baby bedding.