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11-count Aida Fabric

11-count Aida Fabric

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Definition:

Fabric Count of evenweave fabrics such as Aida or linen refers to the number of threads or squares per linear inch in the material.

Common fabric counts of Aida range from 11 to 18 squares per inch.

Linen fabric counts are based on threads per inch can be as high as 32 threads per inch or more.

Fabric counts are referred to by naming the number of threads or squares per inch and adding -count. Thus, fabric with 11 squares-per-inch is called 11-count fabric.



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Also Known As: threads per inch, squares per inch
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