Why am I leading with that question? I just finished another of the EEF Scissor Companion kits. Cute right??….This great piece came as a kit that included chart, floss, buttons, 32 count linen and scissors. I started stitching as directed with one strand of floss over two but ripped it out to stitch 2 over 2. The design size is 50 by 50. Doesn’t look square, right? It isn’t.
After the stitching was completed I was (once again) surprised that the linen was not even. For this project, not a big deal. But…. it could be a very big deal depending on your project.
This linen is actually 32 count vertically and 30 horizontally. If I was working a large project and I expected the linen to be 32 count it is likely that the project might not fit…. Another reason to have at least 3 inches all around.
No question … I will be checking the count of every linen fabric in both directions before I begin a new project.