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: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 78 x 78 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.6 x 5.6 inches or 142 x 142 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.5 x 11.5 inches or 292 x 292 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
The best fabric for cross stitch other than even weave fabric and aida is Linen. Linen and evenweave look almost the same. Linen has small slubs in its surface but this wouldnot look so obvious once cross stitches are made. Linen has a beauty unparalleled as well as the weave is very apparent which makes it best for this embroidery.
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