When I purchased these, I expected to receive 2 pillows of similar size to those which come with Bedi-in-a-Bag ensembles. However, these are long enough that the two of them span the width of my king sized bed when placed end to end. The description states that they're ready to use if one wishes to create designer covers... but frankly, after trying one, I wanted to just put a pillow case on them and use them for sleeping! So that's what I did. Because standard king cases would be sloppy and not nice looking, I made my own custom pillow cases with fabric that I purchased. They both look and feel great. And while they're fairly large, they still make wonderful sleeping pillows, which I can state with personal honesty--I used one last night and slept like a rock. I would really recommend these pillows whether one wants to use them as decorator throw pillows for a king bed or as regular pillows to sleep on!