You should finish the edges of the fabric you are working with prior to embroidering. This is especially important if you are working a very fraying cloth like aida.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 52 x 42 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3.7 x 3 inches or 94 x 76 mm
Suggested Material Size: 9.6 x 8.9 inches or 244 x 226 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands