This quilt is made from cottons and woolens. At 72" square, it will fit right on the top of a king-sized bed along the edge of the mattress or would look wonderful on the diagonal, draping off of the sides on a smaller bed. It also makes a wonderful wall hanging. The background is cotton and the pennies and applique are both cottons and woolens. The center is constructed with 16 blocks, making it very easy to stitch the pennies by hand. The applique shapes can be done by hand or machine.