How do I differentiate between lightweight and heavyweight embroidery backings?

Answer

Due to the different materials used in the manufacturing processes to create tear-away and cutaway backings, ounces and the description of their weights can mean different things. For example, a 1.5-oz. tear-away backing would be considered a medium weight stabilizer, while the same weight in ounces for a cutaway would be considered a lightweight stabilizer.

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