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: 84 x 100 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6 x 7.1 inches or 152 x 181 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.9 x 13 inches or 302 x 331 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
When choosing supplies, purchase the best you can afford. Everything you choose does not have to be the most expensive, high-end model, but there are some supplies you should not skimp on. Floss and fabrics should be good quality, especially as you start to work on larger projects. Good scissors for cutting fabric and flosses are a must. Cross stitch does not have to be an expensive hobby, but if you are investing your time in creating an heirloom sampler, you will want to be sure that the supplies are of a quality that corresponds to your effort.
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