The fabric on this quilt is thicker and a little heavier in weight than your typical quilt since it is made with denim and a cotton twill. The denim side has a wrinkled look, the striped side has dark blue stitching that can be seen on the lighter stripes - just like you'd see in a quilt. Works well with what I wanted, but wanted to point these details out in case it doesn't work with someone else's taste. The shams are also reversible and have a button closure on the side. Be sure to check your package when it arrives. I ordered mine early for a Christmas gift, but decided to take it out to make sure it was a good fit for my king size bed (and it has plenty of coverage), but noticed that the shams were missing. In the end, overstock did send me the shams a couple weeks later. This item is made in India.