In cross-stitching correct tension is important. Having too strong or too loose of a tension can totally destroy the impression of your project. The threads should be flat against the fabric you are using, but not too tight, so that they are actually pulling the fabric in any way.
Material Type: Aida Generic Cream
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 95 x 93 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6.8 x 6.6 inches or 172 x 169 mm
Suggested Material Size: 12.7 x 12.5 inches or 322 x 319 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
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.
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