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: 80 x 69 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.7 x 4.9 inches or 145 x 125 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.6 x 10.8 inches or 295 x 275 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands