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: 87 x 98 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6.2 x 7 inches or 158 x 178 mm
Suggested Material Size: 12.1 x 12.9 inches or 308 x 328 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands