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Prepare your fabric for the cross stitch work.

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: 44 x 128 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3.1 x 9.1 inches or 80 x 232 mm
Suggested Material Size: 9 x 15 inches or 230 x 382 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Purple Betta Fish
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44 x 128 stitches 15 colors

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.