The fabric you use for any design should always be at least 2" longer on all sides beyond the design area. This helps hold the fabric in the hoop or q-snap when you are stitching, and also allows you to stretch the piece for finishing.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 70/inch or 278/100mm
Design Size: 58 x 65 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 0.8 x 0.9 inches or 21 x 23 mm
Suggested Material Size: 6.7 x 6.8 inches or 171 x 173 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 1 strand
Remember, cross-stitch is considered counted embroidery.
So count count count count again and double check your counting. It really helps minimize mistakes.
Gridding save you a lot of time (and your sanity too). Cross stitch is meant to be relaxing. Make your hobby hugely beneficial for your mental and physical health.
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