I,too,found the material to be thinner than I'd expect cotton duck to be; other than that, I couldn't be happier with this product. I bought both the sofa and loveseat covers. There was no variance in color, and they fit fairly well as-is. If you want a tighter fit, and the structure of your furniture allows it, tuck a foam children's swim "noodle" into the crevices after tucking in the excess material. The foam does a fabulous job of keeping the slipcover tightly in place, and is easily cut to fit whatever length you may need.