Embroidery Stabilizers

Marathon Threads Canada stocks embroidery stabilizers, Cloud Cover Stitch, Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 & Double Sided Tape. Visit our Helpful Tips page for information on stabilizing your embroidery!
Please note that stabilizer widths may vary by approx. ½".

** All stabilizers are white unless otherwise specified. **

Beige 'No Show Nylon Mesh' which is perfect for t-shirt embroidery and many more applications. 12" x 10 yards

 

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Black Cutaway #EB625

Brought in due to customer demand. This is a soft feel medium-heavy weight 2.4 oz., 70g/m² non woven cutaway made from cellulose and polyester with needle lubricants to promote needle glide.

Item Number: #eb625-10yd (14½" x 10 yds)
Item Number: #eb625-2325 (23" x 25 yds) NEW!!! mid july 2014

Black Cutaway #EB625

Cloud Cover Stitch

Fuse Cloud Cover Stitch over the back of a finished design to cover scratchy stitches on the backside of embroidery designs. It is soft and sheer –ideal for baby garments, golf shirts, or tees. Anywhere to avoid a scratchy irritant to the skin! Cloud Cover has a very unique multi directional stretch. It bonds at a moderate temperature with your fabric but will in no way adversely affect the bulk or drapability of your garment. It is also used on silks and satins in order to arrest any unraveling or shredding while sewing. Iron should be set at 300 F or wool setting, iron for 8-12 seconds with a press cloth on top. DO NOT USE STEAM! Note: Cloud Cover Stitch is not a stabilizer.

Item Number: #cloud-10yd (11½" x 10 yds)

Cloud Cover Stitch

No Show Nylon Mesh

Soft, drapable, and almost invisible! Also available in a FUSIBLE version! Holds more stitches! It is perfect for left chest logos, pique knits, T Shirts, infant items and microfiber apparel. No Show "Diagonal" mesh is a nylon mesh stabilizer with a diagonal embossing pattern. It is more multi-directionally stable than previous versions. Therefore it will hold more stitches per single layer than the regular perpendicular patterned mesh leading to better and tighter registration or definition per single layer. If you add a midweight tearaway as a sandwich it can hold an even higher stitch count! 1.5 oz.

By fusing the stabilizer to the back of the garment, the fabric will not move or stretch leading to better registration. The stabilizer is temporarily attached to the entire area where the embroidery will be stitched eliminates the use of messy spray adhesives which only "spot" tack and allow shifting of the fabric and are quite messy leaving residue on needles hoops and machine parts. We use a low melt fusible –260 F so as not to scorch or shrink your fabric. When you are finished with your embroidery, re-fuse the edges- peel back and trim around your design. One layer should support 10-12,000 stitches of a moderately dense design. If you sandwich a tearaway behind it, it should hold a lot more!

Diagonal No Show Nylon Mesh is similar to our No Show Nylon Mesh #C301. Fusible Diagonal No Show Nylon Mesh is similar to our No Show Fusible Nylon Mesh #C304.

Item Number: #eb151-coat 10y (White, 14½" x 10 yds, Fusible Nylon Mesh Diagonal)
Item Number: #1688 (C301 White, 12" x 12 yds, No Show Nylon Mesh)
Item Number: #1531 (C301 White, 12" x 25 yds, No Show Nylon Mesh)
NEW Item Number: #mesh-be (C303 Beige,12' x10 yds, No Show Nylon Mesh)
Item Number: #1670 (C304 White, 12" x 10 yds, Fusible No Show Nylon Mesh)
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #1687 (C303 White, 15" x 10 yds, No Show Nylon Mesh)

Diagonal No Show Nylon Mesh

Eco-Stick

A 2oz tearaway adhesive or "sticky" stabilizer. It is used in "hoopless" or clamp type embroidery applications for hard to hoop items such as heavy towels, CD cases, backpacks, cuffs, collars, socks etc.

Eco Stick is used for fabrics that can be marred by the hooping process to avoid hoop "ring burn" like velvet, suede, ultra suede, some leathers , satins, and other delicate fabrics. Eco Stick utilizes the latest and the most needle friendly adhesive available.

Eco Stick will support medium density stitch counts up to approximately 12,000 stitches. For higher and more dense stitch counts just add another layer of tearaway –hooped or "floated" under the hoop.

This stabilizer does not dissolve in water!

Item Number: #eco-8 (8" x 10 yds)
Item Number: #eco-12 (11½" x 10 yds)
Item Number: #eco-18 (18" x 10 yds)
Item Number: #eco-19 (19" x 10 yds)

Eco-Stick

Cold Water Soluble Topping Film 35 um

Embossed Cold Water Soluble Topping Film, 35 micron
Heavier weight film than our other films. Non-toxic, fully biodegradable. Ideal dissolving temp is 15°C.
2 widths in stock and 25 m per roll:
30 cm x 25 m – Item #film-30
38 cm x 25 m – Item #film-38

Embossed Cold Water Soluble Topping Film

 

 

 

Fusible SF-1

Non woven, fuses on under side, removes by gently peeling back and cutting away. Light weight, 1.4 oz - 40g/m²

Item Number: #335 (22" x 100 yds)
Item Number: #1635 (12" x 25 yds)
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #1774 (15" x 25 yds)

Fusible SF-1

Heavy Weight Cutaway #C-82HD

Brought in due to customer demand. Similar to our C-71A only heavier. Soft feel, will replace our C-71A. Perfect for dense designs. 82g/m²

Item Number: #c82-12 (12" x 50 yds)
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #c82-15 (15" x 10 yds)
Item Number: #c82-22 (22" x 50 yds)

Fusible SF-1

Hot Melt Film

This is similar to our Trick Film but in a smaller size roll. Sticks to your non-teflon iron after embroidering. Great for patches, appliqué, sweatshirts, toweling, etc. You can embroider directly on it. Use when you want the stabilizer to completely disappear after embroidering but you don't want to wet the fabric.

Item Number: #1748 (10" x 50 yds)

Hot Melt Film

Light-Medium Weight Cutaway #c-62

Soft feel for knitted fabrics! 2.2 oz., 62g/m²

Item Number: #461 (15" x 50 yds)
Item number #c62-10yd (15' x 10 yds)

 

Light-Medium Weight Cutaway #c-62

Lite Steam-A-Seam 2®

Double Stick lightweight fusible web Lite Steam-A-Seam 2® has a pressure sensitive adhesive that allows for a temporary hold to your materials. There is no pressing until your entire appliqué is in place. Once fused, the bond is strong and permanent. The Lite Steam-A-Seam 2® is 1/2 the weight of the regular version. Perfect for hand and machine appliqué. Detailed instructions are on package. Trace, Stick, Cut, Peel, Press and voila!

** This is not a stabilizer **

Item Number: #steam-5417 (9" x 12" sheets, 5/pkg)

Lite Steam-A-Seam 2®

Tearaway - available in different weights

Non woven, remove by tearing away after use.

Item Number: #em40-black (EM-40 Black, 15" x 50 yds, 1.4oz., Light Weight, 40g/m²
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #1773 (EM-40 Black, 15" x 10 yds, 1.4oz., Light Weight, 40g/m²)

Item Number: #1088 (EM-40, 12" x 50 yds, 1.4oz., Light Weight, 40g/m²)
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #1772 (EM-40, 15" x 10 yds, 1.4oz., Light Weight, 40g/m²)
Item Number: #336 (EM-40, 22" x 100 yds, 1.4oz., Light Weight, 40g/m²)

NEW SIZE! Item Number: #1776 (EM-80, 4" x 50 yds, 2.8oz., Medium Heavy Weight, 80g/m²)
Item Number: #1750
(EM-80, 15" x 25 yds, 2.8oz., Medium Heavy Weight, 80g/m²)
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #1775 (EM-80, 15" x 10 yds, 2.8oz., Medium Heavy Weight, 80g/m²)
Item Number: #952 (EM-80, 22" x 50 yds, 2.8oz., Medium Heavy Weight, 80g/m²)

Item Number: #1050 (HX90, 22" x 100 yds, 3.1oz., Heaviest Weight, 90g/m²)

Tearaway

Press & Tear

Replaces our Peel & Stick stabilizer. Easy Embroidery for those hard to hoop items!

For optimal use, please slow down your machine, use a SILICONE or TEFLON spray on your needles. We also highly recommend using a titanium needle.

Press & Tear is a needle friendly pressure sensitive adhesive tearaway stabilizer. It allows you to embroider those hard to hoop items with rarely any residue on your needles. Perfect for those difficult jobs like: CD Cases, Cooler tops, heavy towels or blankets, collars and cuffs, socks, and heavy jackets or anything that is difficult to hoop.

Even tiny baby socks are easy with Press & Tear. You hoop the stabilizer, not the sock! Just place the stabilizer in the hoop, release the paper backing, and lay and smooth out the baby sock. Pin back the additional sock area out of the way and you have a smooth surface ready to embroider. When finished just release the embroidery, and remove any excess from the back. Releases with ease, but holds perfectly while embroidering.

The stabilizer is a 1.5 oz, dense, "wet laid" non-directional, non-woven tearaway that contains needle lubricants to promote needle glide and reduce sticky build up. It tears away cleanly and easily leaving none of the fuzzies behind. Eliminates the use of spray adhesives.

Press & Tear Directions
  1. Place one piece of Press ad Tear in the embroidery frame with the release paper side facing up.
  2. Score the surface or the corner of the release paper.
  3. Peel back the paper to expose the pressure sensitive adhesive sticky surface.
  4. Stick down the item to be embroidered and pat and smooth out any wrinkles.
  5. Stitch away.
  6. Remove the stabilizer excess stabilizer by gently tearing it away from around the design.
  7. If you have a high or dense stitch count –above 6,000 or so stitches, you can "float" an extra layer of regular tear away underneath your stitching area.

Item Number: #press-8 (8" x 10 yds)
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #press-9 (9" x 10 yds)
Item Number: #press-12 (11½" x 10 yds)
Item Number: #press-16 (16" x 10 yds)
Item Number: #press-24 (24" x 10 yds)

Press & Tear

Washaway/Tearaway (was Rinsaway) # EMB1720

Gives added stability without a bulky backing underneath it. Dissolves in warm or cool water with several launderings. 1.5 oz Tearaway.

Item Number: #1537 (12" x 25 yds)
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #1538(9' x 25 yds)
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #1539(15' x 10 yds)

 

RinsAway Tearaway T110

NEW! Trans-WebTM Fusible Interfacing #4000-7

**arriving in stock October 2014

Replaces Lite Steam-A-Seam 2.

Using Trans-Web is the easy way to make appliques, apply trims and ribbon and for craft projects.

Trans-Web comes on a heat-resistant paper liner that allows for accurate tracing because you can write directly on the paper. Trace the shape you want for your applique, lay it over the fabric, and cut both layers. Iron the interfacing to your fabric. The adhesive will release only with the heat of an iron for a complete, secure bond. Your applique is now ready to be applied and sewn down.

Made of 100% polyamide webbing, Trans-Web is machine washable and dry-cleanable .

Item Number: #trans-9 (9" x 5 yds)

Item Number: #trans-14 (14" x 5 yds)

transweb

H20 GONE - TP 500 -Wash-Away Cutaway #CW201 Water Soluble Stabilizer

  • Soft & Sheer
  • Stronger Than Films
  • Completely Dissolvable in Water
  • No Fiber Residue
  • Great For Free Standing Lace (FSL), Emblems, Napkins etc.
  • Perfect for fleece blankets
Wash-Away Directions:

Please test thoroughly prior to beginning any project.

  1. Before handling Wash-Away, be sure that hands and work area are completely dry.
  2. Cut piece larger then hoop. Hoop Wash-Away with or without article depending on application.
  3. If spray adhesive is needed, apply light coverage only where needed. Note: This may cause difficulty in the removal of Wash-Away if used too liberally.
  4. Embroider / Sew article.
  5. Trim excess stabilizer. Too dissolve remaining stabilizer, submerge article in liberal amounts of warm water and apply a slight agitation, or run through a delicate wash cycle. Due to hard water conditions, it may be necessary to repeat this step.

Item Number: #h-1225 (White, 12" x 25 yds)
NEW SIZE! Item Number: #h-1510 (White, 15" x 10 yds)
Item Number: #h-1525 (White, 15" x 25 yds)

Wash-Away Dissolvable Stabilizer