Well, it turned out OKAY but I'm not completely sold on it. I used only scrap fabric that I already had. I used a blanket binding that looks like it was from the 1970's (probably "borrowed" from my mom when she cleaned out her fabric stash a few years back), and I cut out the letters by hand. It was easy to make but I wish I had used a smaller binding for the ribbon and could've bought cute matching fabrics for the triangles. I wish I could've used a cricut to cut it out. BUT- after all that complaining, it still told my 11 year old twins HAPPY BIRTHDAY!