I made this top for my son years ago. I had no clue of what I was doing! It's made out of shirts (even the white). I used cardboard template and a regular bic pen to trace the squares and cut out with old-fashioned scissors! Right after i finished it, we became homeless and I thought it was gone forever (forgot about it, to be honest!) and it was found in a box in my sister's garage! I got it back a few months ago, and quilted it and finally got it bound yesterday. The backing/binding is a sheet. Not a work of art, but the sentimental factor is high on this one!