This is a pre-stitched block approx 8.5"x13" stitched area. It is completely straight although the picture shows some lines not straight. These designs are used in my Art Applique and Color me Quilts classes where I teach a colored pencil technique. I have stitched these for those of you who do not have an embroidery machine. They work well for paints and inks also. This will also be available on my Color me Quilts- Christmas CD coming out soon!