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No longer just reserved for a place around the waists of 90s rockstars or worn by lumberjacks, the lovable “flannie” is a staple in many Australian wardrobes. The iconic plaid or tartan pattern has been used across many different types of clothing, from sleepwear to kilts, blankets, shirts, and now bed sheets.

When you are looking to upgrade your existing queen bed sheets with something different, choose flannelette sheets. Made from 100% cotton or a cotton-poly blend, flannel sheets will offer you many benefits that you do not usually get from other synthetic fibres. eBay carries a range of flannel sheets for queen beds, king beds, double beds and other mattress sizes.

What's so good about flannelette bed sheets?

The first thing you will notice as the chill of winter comes around is that you will be much warmer. Flannel sheets for queen beds are soft and cosy, which are ideal for the cold months. They are also warm and breathable, as the brushed surface of this material helps the sheets trap air and body heat, while still permitting your skin to breathe. Unlike fleece, you won't wake up overly hot and sweaty.

How to care for your flannel sheets

Flannel sheets may form little round balls on its surface, known as pilling. This is due to the brushed surface. The material can also shrink after the first wash. One way to overcome these minor issues is to simply wash them in warm or cold water, and then tumble-dry them on a warm setting. Do not use fabric softener on flannel as this will actually do the reverse and may stiffen the fabric.

When using flannel sheets in winter, it is a good idea to buy two or three sets so you can alternate to reduce ageing of the fabric. Buy flannelette sheets for your queen bed today from eBay and enjoy great prices that you won't find at your local bedding store. Then complement your new bed sheets with matching quilt covers, pillow cases and more.

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