I needed a large (extra wide) light weight quilt for my King sized bed that has a 4" matteress pad on it. I was beginning to think I had to remove the mattress pad and then I thought about a blanket. I recalled using a down alternative blanket as my spread one time and it fit nicely. It was such a blessing to find a printed down blanket - it truly looks like a comforter. Especially nice with the satin shams I also found on Overstock that coordinated nicely with this blanket (sold separately).