Tearaways come in a variety of weights; light, medium and heavy depending on your project. For a quick guide to quilting or a topper, you have various lightweight tear-away stabilizers to choose from. If you are looking for a general all around choice for machine embroidery then you want to look at a medium-weight-tear stabilizer. They work well for designs that consist mostly of fill stitching or buttons For woven fabrics, heavy tear-away stabilizers are your go too. Whatever your tearaway questions, our customer service is happy to help answer so feel free to call anytime!