This product is a tear away backing with a pressure sensitive coating and a release liner. Peel 'N' Stick is very useful for applications such as hard to hoop items such as collars and cuffs, the stabilization of high stretch fabrics such as athletic shorts, sweats, and for eliminating hoop marks that potentially appear with materials such as denim and suede. A quality Peel 'N' Stick stabilizer should not have a gummy adhesive. The embroidery backing is generally used by hooping the stabilizer with the release paper facing upward. Once the design is sewn, the backing can be easily torn away. Peel 'N' Stick is a must for all embroidery shops.