Tackle Twill — 16.5″ Polyback Sports Twill
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.
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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.
Polyback Twill FAQs
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 16.5″ 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).
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 email@example.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?
Can I Cut Polyback Sports Twill On A Tabletop Plotter?
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 16.5″ 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. 16.5″ 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 polyester-based 16.5″ 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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