Tossed out all of the rules and went free style. What a nightmare. By the time I got to the quilting part of it the entire thing went to hell and I ended up having to cut off about 7.5 inches around the perimeter. My double twin quilt became a couch throw. After all was said and done, it came out wonky and horribly flawed. Good thing none of that matters when you are trying to stay warm.