The instructions make it possible for everyone to be successful, if you chose to hand applique. The animal can stitched be hand or machine. It can also be fused. Choose the method that works for you. My determination to learn applique lead me to design Innovative Applique. Innovative Applique eliminates tracing templates and a placement guide. Accurate results that did not involve years of practice. Trapunto dimension without stuffing. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately 16"x 18" plus border. There are 9 animals in the Zoo Series. If you choose to make all 9 animals to create the whole quilt, the pattern is available on my website . All 9 animals, Innovative Applique instructions and whole quilt assembly instructions. The whole quilt pattern is not available as a PDF due to the number of pages (23) you would need to print.