When you need more surface area buying by the bolt is your best bet! Sulky Stiffy stabilizer is a temporary, crisp, firm medium-weight stabilizer that is used when a heavier tear-away is preferred. It is a great stabilizer for items that need more support like heavier stitch count designs. Use as many layers as needed for support. It tears away easily without stressing the stitches. All Sulky stabilizers are acid and lead free!