Thank you. I'm not sure of the exact size but it should be about 56x70. Cold is such a relative thing. It gets below 32F anywhere from 5-15 times a winter.. It doesn't stay that low for long. Since moving from CT I find it really isn't bad ever, but to native Floridians, they find it very cold at that temp. This is my 4th full size quilt. I don't do anything by hand. I pick a fancy stitch for the binding so it is obvious. I used the fabric suggested by the teacher of the class. I'm glad I did because I love the modern look.