Why would I use a Cut-Away Stabilizer instead of a Tear-Away Stabilizer?
When you want the continued support of a stabilizer for the thread area through wearing and laundering. Tear-Aways give temporary support during the embellishing process only. While Tear-Away stabilizers are faster and easier to use, they have limited usefulness on unstable goods because each needle penetration diminishes their support. When a Tear-Away is perforated, it can be punched out, making it a poor choice for high stitch count designs, open weave fabrics, or lightweight fabrics with a complex design.