Tackle Twill — 16.5″ Polyback Sports Twill
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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. 16.5″ Polyback Sports Twill features an anti-fray thermal adhesive backing 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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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. Our 16.5" Polyback Sports Twill features a proprietary adhesive (P600 1.5-Mil 16.5″ Polyback) so that it can be cut easier, layered, re/positioned and heat pressed. This material 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: This product must be sewn down onto the garment(s).
Can This Product Be Layered?
Yes. It can be layered 2 or 3 layers thick with other applique materials for multicolor designs. We recommend a maximum of 3 layers as 4+ can be too thick to heat apply.
Is the Polyback Sports Twill PVC-Free?
Polyback 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.
Can I Cut Polyback Twill On A Tabletop Plotter?
Tackle Twill fabric cuts clean on all desktop cutters including Cricut and Silhouette Cameo. All forms of cutting work on 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 Polyback Sports Twill. On some machines it's called the "thick" blade.
Does Polyback Sports Twill Have An Adhesive Backing?
Polyback's thermal adhesive backing (1.5-Mil P600 16.5" Polyback) completely seals the twill yarns and provides stability for cutting + sewing on garments. Its polyester-based coating has no PVC and can be cut on plotters, dies, lasers, or even hand-cut. This adhesive system is available separately for coating materials other than Tackle Twill.
How Long Will Polyback Sports Twill Last On Garments?
We have tested this material up to 50 wash and dry cycles without fraying, cracking or peeling. Polyback Sports Twill must be sewn down onto garments, so it should last as long as the garment itself.
Does The 1.5-Mil P600 Adhesive Gum Up Sewing Needles?
Our proprietary Hot-Melt 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 Polyback Sports Twill works great for embroidering patches.
Can I Sublimate Onto Polyback Twill? Which Tackle Twill Product Is Best For Sublimation?
No. We do not recommend sublimating onto Polyback Tackle Twill 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 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).