Some fabrics are more difficult to hoop than others or should not be hooped at all, since hooping can damage the fabric. Thick and coarse fabrics can be difficult to hoop, but also thin and glossy fabrics. Hooping ready-to-wear garments are difficult or impossible due to seams, narrow areas, or buttons/ rivets. When using the Metal Hoop 180x130mm hooping won't be a problem! When you want to embroider on quilts or other projects where you do not want residuals from the stabilizer on the back side, the Metal Hoop 180x130mm is perfect!