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To begin, work a narrow hem or overlock stitch around your fabric to prevent fraying of the edges. Fold the fabric in half, then half again, finger press lightly. Run a basting stitch along each fold line to mark the center of the fabric. (These will be removed when stitching is finished.)
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 17 x 22 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 1.2 x 1.6 inches or 31 x 40 mm
Suggested Material Size: 7.1 x 7.5 inches or 181 x 190 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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17 x 22 stitches 5 colors

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Cross stitch is typically done using a round-end tapestry needle. The size you use depends on your fabric. If you are stitching a kit, use the needle that came with it. If not, see this article on choosing a needle for cross stitch.

Thread your needle just as you would a needle for hand sewing. Don’t make a knot in the tail end. You will stitch over the tail as you work to secure it without needing a knot. As a general rule, you want to avoid using knots when cross stitching because they can leave lumps in the final piece.