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: 28 x 32 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 2 x 2.3 inches or 51 x 58 mm
Suggested Material Size: 7.9 x 8.2 inches or 201 x 208 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands