So I’m making a pillow out of the Hawaiian piece and though Leslee loaned me a book on pillow making, it doesn’t really cover some questions that have arisen. What I’m mainly interested in is the size of the top and how far to take the quilting. The inside pillow is 12 x 12 and according to the directions it takes a 13 x 13 top and bottom. What I’m wondering is if I take off the ¼ inch seam it takes to piece them together should I echo quilt out to a marked 12 ½ top? It makes sense, but I’d hate to go sewing over the quilting after I’d gone ahead and done it. The partial echo that fills in the corners and sides could get it if I'm not careful with the measurements. Any thoughts?