Yes, I realize that sounds utterly mad, but really, if you go through the trouble of stripping a bed, washing the linens, and making it up with fresh ones, why not take a second to iron the top hem? I have to say straight away that I am very picky about sheets. It’s not thread count, it’s not the content, but rather, how it feels. I like a crisp, sturdy sheet. Something perhaps a bit institutional as opposed to soft, silky, and light. But that’s just me.