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TIPS and suggestions -

to help give you some good pointers on how to produce a great design....

Tips - from Marathon Threads Canada

Tips - BEST embroidery information ever

Guidelines for using Stabilizers

Choosing the right needles

Guidelines for using Metallic Threads

Patchwork piecing in the hoop

Making free standing lace

Creating beautiful cutwork

Creating applique blocks in the hoop

What products are best to use to applique stretch cut-out designs onto stretch lycra?

Storing and caring for your threads

Conversion charts available on request.


- Marathon Viscose Rayon  to Marathon Polyester

- Madeira to Marathon

- RA to Marathon

- Sulky to Marathon

- Isacord to Marathon

- Kingstar to Marathon

- Brother to Marathon

- Janome to Marathon



About Us

Marathon Australia Pty Ltd - Distributor of Marathon threads since 1994


Beautiful Marathon Embroidery threads have been available in Australia for more than 26 years now, supplying commercial embroiderers and people who simply love creating beautiful designs with machine embroidery at home. 


For the past 26 years we have built our reputation by being an utmost reliable supplier of top quality products, competitively priced and backed by the highest levels of customer service 

Marathron Australia people are passionate about SERVICE and QUALITY, and make absolutely sure that all Marathon clients, big and small, receive the fabulous service they deserve, quickly, without fuss and in exactly the required colours.

Marathon Threads are manufactured by a major and highly respected Korean corporation, Dong-Il Industrial Corporation (  The company has maintained a commitment to consistent high quality since 1958 – so much so that they have achieved numerous accreditations and certificates.  They hold a prestigious Testex (Zurich, Switzerland) “Confidence in Textiles” certificate to guarantee that Marathon threads contain no harmful substances, as well as certificates acknowledging the quality  of the manufacturing and management processes.


Call us on (03) 9417 2722 or email us at to discuss YOUR embroidery thread requirements. We’re available between 9am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, to answer your questions and arrange delivery of your orders.

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