You can find fabric for cross stitching in different sizes, colors and types.
Aida, linen and evenweave are the most common types of cross-stitch fabric. The standard Aida fabric is a good fabric for beginners because the holes are large and easy to see.
Note - it is the number of holes per inch that determines the size of your stitches.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 165 x 115 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 11.8 x 8.2 inches or 299 x 209 mm
Suggested Material Size: 17.7 x 14.1 inches or 449 x 359 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
The fabric you use for any design should always be at least 2" longer on all sides beyond the design area. This helps hold the fabric in the hoop or q-snap when you are stitching, and also allows you to stretch the piece for finishing.
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