15 inch wide is perfect for the new larger hoops. Perfect for use on most wovens, knits, and any unstable fabrics. It has an excellent base for light to heavy stitch count designs. It can be used on light colored fabrics. It has stability with softness for nearly all projects requiring cut-away support. It is sturdy enough for hard-to-hoop projects. It is so dense that only one layer is needed for the best performance.