# Frequent question: How much margin do you leave on cross stitch?

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## How much margin should I leave for cross stitch?

Most stitchers add 2-3 inches of extra space around the design. If you want two inches of extra space all around your design, add 4 to both the width and height of your calculated fabric size. So, in the example above, you will need a piece of 28-count evenweave that is 9.7 x 12.6 inches.

## How do you calculate cross stitch size?

Look at your chart and count the number of stitches in each direction. Divide this number by the number of stitches to 2.5cm (1in) on the fabric of your choice and this will determine the completed design size. For example, 140 stitches divided by 14-count aida equals a design size of 10in (25.5cm).

## How do you price finish a cross stitch?

One of the most common and popular ones is shown below: Cost of Materials + Hourly Rate x time taken to complete project = cost of project + GST = Sale Price Using one of my projects as an example, this formula would look like: Materials: 148 DMC colours x \$1.50 per colour = \$222.

## What do you do with excess fabric when cross stitching?

What to Do With Excess Aida When Cross Stitching

1. Use a larger hoop/Q-snap. I am comfortable holding a 10-inch hoop. …
2. Roll it up. You can roll up the excess aida and use binder clips to secure it. …
3. Use a needle minder. …
4. Drape it. …
5. Use a scroll frame. …
6. Use a floor stand and frame.
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## Is 14 or 16 count Aida bigger?

“14 count aida” means that there are 14 holes/squares per inch of the fabric. Therefore, “16 count aida” means that there are 16 holes/squares per inch and so, the squares or ‘crosses’ you stitch will be smaller.

## How big should my AIDA be?

Calculate the Fabric Size Required

Stitched Image Size Suggested Fabric Size
Fabric Count Width Width
11 Count Aida 38 ¼” 44 ¼”
14 Count Aida 30″ 36″
16 Count Aida 26 ¼” 32 ¼”