Tackle Twill — 51″ Polyback Sports Twill

$10.80

Orders for more than 40 yards may be shipped in multiple boxes

Sports Twill — also known as Tackle Twill and Poly-Twill — is our registered name for the fabric lettering used to decorate athletic apparel. Originally used for football, it is a very tough, durable material now used on all sports jerseys and cheerleading uniforms. 51” Polyback Sports Twill features an anti-fray thermal adhesive backing (P600 1.5-Mil 49″ Polyback) that completely seals the twill yarns and provides stability for cutting + sewing onto garments. A tried-and-true solution that is designed for activewear.

PRICE PER YARD
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Price Per Yard $10.80 $9.85 $9.10 $8.65 $8.50
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Tackle Twill — 51″ Polyback Sports Twill

$10.80

Orders for more than 40 yards may be shipped in multiple boxes

Sports Twill — also known as Tackle Twill and Poly-Twill — is our registered name for the fabric lettering used to decorate athletic apparel. Originally used for football, it is a very tough, durable material now used on all sports jerseys and cheerleading uniforms. 51” Polyback Sports Twill features an anti-fray thermal adhesive backing (P600 1.5-Mil 49″ Polyback) that completely seals the twill yarns and provides stability for cutting + sewing onto garments. A tried-and-true solution that is designed for activewear.

PRICE PER YARD
Quantity 1–4 Yds 5–9 Yds 10–24 Yds 25–49 Yds 50+ Yds
Price Per Yard $10.80 $9.85 $9.10 $8.65 $8.50
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Tackle Twill is an ideal fabric for creating logos and numbers for sports jerseys. But without a coating of Heat Press Adhesive, it can be a difficult and flimsy material to use. 51″ Polyback Sports Twill features an anti-fray thermal adhesive backing (P600 1.5-Mil 49″ Polyback) completely seals the twill yarns and provides stability for cutting + sewing onto garments. Its polyester-based coating has no PVC and can be cut easily on plotters, dies, lasers or even hand-cut. NOTE: Can be heat pressed to hold the design in place, but it must be sewn to prevent fraying. Twill USA offers Sports Twill in a variety of different adhesive-backings, including Polyback, Pressure Sensitive PSA, Permanent, PSA Permanent and Uncoated. Polyback Sports Twill is our name for Tackle Twill fabric with a thin, low-tack adhesive backing, commonly referred to as “Heat Seal” or Poly Twill, and competes against Stahls’ CAD-CUT® Poly-TWILL in the marketplace. Sold in 1 yard increments up to 50 yards in widths of 16.5″ or 51″ — click here to view the 16.5″ version of this product. (View Adhesive Backing Options)

(NOTE: Color Chart should not be used for color matching)

(NOTE: Color Chart should not be used for color matching)

Recommended for use with the following fabrics: Acrylics, 100% Cotton, Polyester Knits (not Mesh), 100% Polyester, Poly-Cotton Blends, Poly Form, Cotton Caps, Polyester Mesh and Nylon.

  • Temperature: 340°F
  • Time: 15 seconds
  • Pressure: Firm
  • Peel: N/A

HINT: Run a lint roller over the transfer area (on the garment) to remove any loose threads or stray fibers. Preheat your garment for 5 seconds. Place the transfer onto the garment, then place a cover sheet over the design. Time, temperature and pressure may vary if using an iron instead of a heat press machine.

Fabric letting has traditionally been sewn onto jerseys, but inventions patented by TwillUSA in the area of pressure-sensitive and permanent adhesive formulations allowed for decorating those athletic jerseys for the purpose of identifying player names, numbers and teams. This fabric became known as “Tackle Twill” because of its durability and use in full-contact sports, and TwillUSA takes its name from that fabric. Now, more than 40 years later, we manufacture more than 30 different HTV materials and fabrics in 100+ unique colors, patterns and textures. Our production facilities in Indiana & Nevada double as wholesale distribution centers for the United States, Canada and Mexico, allowing most UPS® Ground shipments ($10.00 Flat-Rate) to arrive at the customer’s doorstep in as little as 2 or 3 days.

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With production facilities in Indiana and Nevada, Twill USA makes Heat Transfer Vinyl (“HTV”) and Tackle Twill fabrics for the sports apparel industry. Your business is very important to us. Please email any questions or concerns to Sales@TwillUSA.com with your information attached or call (866) 806-9120 for immediate assistance. Hours of operation are 8:00 AM–5:30 PM ET. Our USA-based Customer Service Team will help you to set up an account. A business application and resale certificate may be required for business accounts. All orders must be paid by credit card unless NET 30 Terms have been approved (see Payment Methods). We cannot be held responsible for errors on phone orders. To ensure accuracy, we recommend written purchase orders (“POs”) or written confirmation whenever possible.

What Is Polyback Sports Twill?

Tackle Twill is a generic name for the fabric lettering used to decorate athletic jerseys. Originally used for football, it is a very tough, durable material now used on all sports and cheerleading uniforms. Our registered version of it is called Sports Twill. We coat the Polyback Sports Twill with a proprietary adhesive (P600 1.5-Mil 49″ Polyback) so that it can be cut easier, layered, re/positioned and heat pressed. Polyback Sports Twill has a hardness specification on the upper end, which makes it much easier to achieve a clean cut. Clean cuts are are critical for embroidery machines that demand a precise edge to put a zigzag or satin stitch on the design. NOTE: Polyback Sports Twill must be sewn down onto the garment(s).

Can This Product Be Layered?

Yes. It can be layered 2 or 3 layers thick with Sports Twill or Metallic Twill or another applique material like Sports Felt for multicolor designs. We recommend a maximum of 3 layers as 4 or more layers can be too thick to heat apply.

Why Buy Our Polyback Sports Twill?

As the manufacturer, we offer Polyback Tackle Twill in more colors than anyone else. Available in 40 colors — White, Tan, Cream, Black, Gray, Eagle Gray, Charcoal Gray, Cyan, Quebec, Cobalt, Columbia, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Dark Royal, Lilac, Purple, Pink, Neon Pink, Greek Pink, Red, Devil Red, Cardinal Red, Maroon, 49er Burgundy, Brown, Shark Teal, Neon Green, Kelly Green, Dark Green, Orange, Burnt Orange, Texas Orange, Safety Orange, Tennessee Orange, Gold, Old Gold, Light Gold, Vegas Gold, Maize and Neon Yellow. Compare that to Dalco Athletic’s 17 colors and Stahls’ 16 colors. Why buy from JOANN, Hobby Lobby, Michaels® or other middlemen online when you can purchase direct from the manufacturer? Twill USA has dozens of Heat Transfer Materials in hundreds of colors, warehouses in Nevada and Indiana for fast delivery, plus $10.00 flat-rate shipping on all orders. Contact our USA-based Customer Service Team at (866) 806-9120 or email sales@twillusa.com with any questions or concerns.

Is The Polyback Sports Twill PVC-Free?

51″ PSA Sports Twill and our proprietary Hot-Melt Adhesives are 100% free of Polyvinyl Chloride (“PVC”). PVC contains dangerous chemical additives that can be harmful to your child’s health.

Do I Have To Sew The Design After Cutting It?

Yes. After cutting, the Polyback Sports Twill can be heat-pressed onto the garment to hold the design in place while sewing. If you are looking to heat press the garment after sewing, we recommend our PSA Permanent Sports Twill or Permanent Sports Twill instead of the Polyback.

Can I Cut Polyback Sports Twill On A Tabletop Plotter?

Tabletop plotters aren’t 51″ wide, so the material will need to be cut down first. However, once properly sized, this fabric cuts clean on all desktop cutters including Cricut and Silhouette Cameo. All forms of cutting work on the Polyback Sports Twill — laser, plotter, flat-bed plotter, die cutting and shearing.

What Blade Should I Use To Cut Polyback Sports Twill?

60° blades work best for cutting 51″ Polyback Sports Twill. On some machines it’s called the “thick” blade.

Does Polyback Sports Twill Feature An Adhesive Backing?

The thermal adhesive backing completely seals the twill yarns and provides stability for cutting + sewing onto garments. Its polyester-based coating has no PVC and can be cut on plotters, dies, lasers or even hand-cut. This adhesive system — (P600 1.5-Mil 49″ Polyback) — is available separately for coating materials other than Tackle Twill.

How Long Does Polyback Sports Twill Last On The Garment?

We have tested this material up to 50 wash and dry cycles in a home laundry environment without fraying, cracking or peeling. 51″ Polyback Sports Twill is sewn down onto garments, so it should last as long as the garment itself.

Will The P600 1.5-Mil Adhesive Gum Up My Sewing Needles?

Our proprietary Heat Press Adhesives feature a needle glide additive designed to sew without gumming. Sharp needles work better than ballpoint needles. HINT: Coating the needle with silicone also helps to promote a clean stitch. All manners of stitching work well, including zig zag, satin, bean, and lockstitch.

Can I Use Polyback Sports Twill To Embroider Custom Patches?

Yes. The 51″ Polyback Sports Twill works perfectly for embroidering patches.

Can I Sublimate Onto Polyback Sports Twill? Which Tackle Twill Product Is Best For Sublimation?

No. We do not recommend sublimating onto Tackle Twill with an adhesive backing as the temperature required for sublimation is higher than the temperature at which the Hot-Melt Adhesive will activate. In our experience, this causes the glue to “come up” through the surface of the print. Therefore, we recommend sublimating onto Uncoated Sports Twill first, then applying PS965 5-Mil PSA Permanent Adhesive afterwards, which allows for heat pressing or sewing the transfer onto the garment(s).

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