The background fabric for the Zoo Series: use a 18" x 24" piece for the giraffe. All the other animals use a 16" x 18" background.
Eyes and Buttons
Tip: Color in the blacks of the animals eyes or tiny buttons or details, with a Micron black pen. Micron pens do not seep out of the area you are coloring. I have tried other fabric pens and they work well. Sharpies seep out into the fabric. This tip saves having to turn such tiny pieces for the center of the eyes.