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: 149 x 255 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 10.6 x 18.2 inches or 270 x 463 mm
Suggested Material Size: 16.5 x 24.1 inches or 420 x 613 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
We would argue that crossing stitches in different directions isn't a complete sin, but if you like things looking flawless and professional, make sure you go in the same direction. The top leg can go anywhere, but the corresponding stitches all need to follow suit for a perfect finish.
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