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Use the right amount of floss. Firstly, this means using the right number of strands to get coverage of the fabric – you don’t want to be able to see the fabric beneath the stitches and if you can you need to use one more strand in your needle.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 48 x 133 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3.4 x 9.5 inches or 87 x 241 mm
Suggested Material Size: 9.3 x 15.4 inches or 237 x 391 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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The best way to do cross stitch is to do the first half of each stitch in a row done first then go back and finish the next half. This way you get all the stitches slanting in the same direction. It is very important that the slant is in the same direction for the top thread and the bottom thread of the cross stitch for all the stitches.

But there are expert cross stitchers who do individual cross stitches ( titching the full cross stitch as you go) and do a very good job of it. So each to his/ her own.