oll 12" X 27” Sateen vinyl has a brushed cotton backing with the look of beautiful flowing sateen fabric. It is great for use in Machine appliques, Machine embroidery -in the hoop designs and handbags. You are only limited by your imagination as to where you can use this and what you create with it. It can be washed in cold water on gentle or hand washed and dried via air dry, cool dry or hang to dry. Our recommendation is to HAND WASH. This is a vinyl product and heat settings are NOT recommended. DO NOT use chemicals such as Oxy Clean, Shout etc. with this vinyl as they can cause a break down of the vinyl. This has been washed and dried using the "regular" settings on their washer and dryer and there has not been a single issue in doing so, but this is not our recommendation. If using this vinyl on items that are not preshrunk, please note that the vinyl will not shrink with the material. Needle use for this really does depend on what you are making with it. If you are doing an applique on a knit fabric you will get the best results using a ballpoint needle.