# How do you measure linen for cross stitch?

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## What size linen do I need for cross stitch?

Calculate the Fabric Size Required

Stitched Image Size Suggested Fabric Size
Fabric Count Width Width
14 Count Aida 30″ 36″
16 Count Aida 26 ¼” 32 ¼”
18 Count Aida 23 ¼” 29 ¼”

## What does 32-count linen mean?

Like Aida, linen comes in various counts. The count determines how big, or small, your finished stitches will be. … Similarly, stitching over two on 32-count linen will give you 16 stitches per inch, or the equivalent of 16-count Aida.

## How do you size up a cross stitch?

You can get the size of your finished piece doing this simple calculation:

1. Take the number of stitches across, then divide it by your fabric’s thread count.
2. Then, count the number of stitches down and divide it by the fabric’s thread count.

## What does 11CT mean in cross stitch?

“CT” is a count about the cloth. 11CT embroidery cloth represents 1 inch (2.54cm) embroidery cloth contains 11 lattice. “11CT cloth we use 3 strands embroider, 2 strands”, the grid when the embroidery with half of the 3 strands embroidery, and then hook with 2 shrands.

## What is Backstitching in cross stitch?

Backstitching is simply looking for the “end” point of your next stitch and then finishing the stitch using the “beginning” hole.

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## How long does it take to finish cross stitch?

Another factor to consider is the number of stitches that you can do in a day. If you run an approximate of 300 stitches a day, it will take you three months to finish one project. The size of your design can also affect productivity time. More significant projects can even take more than three months to complete.