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: 165 x 230 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 11.8 x 16.4 inches or 299 x 417 mm
Suggested Material Size: 17.7 x 22.3 inches or 449 x 567 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands