Penny was leaving for Memphis and all the people in the office use a marker to write their names & leave a message on a piece of muslin. I didn't use a certain size. Freeform! I then took all the pieces, evened them out and did a series of 2 1/2" strips around each. Sewed them all together... Ta Da! About a crib size. I ended up using a brown dotted swiss for the backing. All that from my stash! Imagine that!