Sports Twill is a type of textile weave with parallel diagonal ridges on its face — or surface — side. The material is very strong and durable, which makes it a favorite for activewear applications. Made from 100% polyester filament yarn, 51″ UNCOATED Sports Twill has no adhesive backing — it’s just the fabric — and is shiny in its appearance. In its uncoated state, it is somewhat flimsy and tends to fray when cut. For this reason, we offer adhesive-backed versions which include stabilizers so that it’s easier to cut and handle. Our adhesive-backed versions are called Polyback, Pressure Sensitive PSA, Permanent and PSA Permanent. As the manufacturer, we offer 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.
Some customers choose the Uncoated Sports Twill because they have their own adhesive systems or sprays, or they want to keep the applique as thin as possible. Here at Twill USA, we use the Uncoated Sports Twill as the first step in making Sublimated Twill and patches. It can be sewn together into pants or vests. Other popular uses include personalized patches, flags, table cloths, banners and pennants. It can also be used as an applique fabric for those who have an embroidery machine. Uncoated Sports Twill is our registered name for Tackle Twill fabric that has no adhesive backing, which is commonly referred to as Uncoated Twill or Uncoated Poly-Twill, and competes against Stahls’ Uncoated Poly-TWILL™ and Dalco Athletic’s Poly-Pro Twill (Uncoated) in the marketplace. Sold in 1 yard increments up to 50 yards.