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: 137 x 97 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 9.8 x 6.9 inches or 249 x 176 mm
Suggested Material Size: 15.7 x 12.8 inches or 399 x 326 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands