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Guidelines for using Stabilizers

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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?

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     Whether you are in a business requiring embroidery threads, or you are an embroidery enthusiast creating beautiful designs at home, marathon embroidery threads are your perfect choice.    Marathon machine embroidery threads are manufactured with premium raw materials and dyes made with the best colouring chemicals.  This means colour constitency across different dye lots is ensured and reliability of thread is guaranteed.   Marathon is proven and  trusted brand name worldwide.   We're so confident that you'll be delighted that we offer a 100% rock-solid MONEY BACK GUARANTEE on our quality. 



How you benefit:

embroidery thread  High quality threads at very competitive prices.

embroidery thread  Trusted and proven brand used by home and commercial embroiderers around the world.

embroidery thread  Tough - extremely high tensile strength 

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Fantastic range of  378 silky, rich rayon colours; 306  polyester colours, 24  metallics and 20 variegated and ombre shades.


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Colourfast - Marathon viscose rayon threads have been independently tested for colour fastness by the Australian testing company, AWTA Textile Testing.   Click here and here to view the reports.  For more information on Colourfastness, please see FAQ.

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Considered by textile professionals to be one of the best quality threads for use in high-speed embroidery machines.


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Baby-safe:  We hold a Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certificate (no harmful substance - the most stringent class covering babywear) granted by Testex Zurich, a world-renowned textile testing company. Marathon threads are suitable for use in the manufacture of articles for babies. Click here and here to view the certificates (both viscose rayon and polyester threads).


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Pantone licensed colours – Under license agreement, Pantone Inc have provided a colour reference for each Marathon embroidery threads. The Pantone® Matching System (Pantone 1 & Pantone 2) is listed at the back of Marathon Colour Chart book.