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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

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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

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- Kingstar to Marathon

- Brother to Marathon

- Janome to Marathon




You’re welcome to order online,  phone us on (03) 9417 2722, fax us on (03) 9497 5879 or email us at When ordering via email and faxing, please list the Item Number (colour number for threads)   OR   Item Name  , quantity of each item, Ph No and delivery address.



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    DO NOT EMAIL Credit Card information. Please phone in.

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    We will send our bank account details to you if you wish to pay by direct deposit.

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(****NB:  We can also request money via PayPal even if orders are placed over the ph or via email.  You must have an account with PayPal.)



100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any items which you have purchased from us, simply return the items for a full  refund. Please return the goods within 30 days.   Once the product is back to us, we process the refund (including freight cost for returning goods) within 24 hours.  Any defective products will be replaced straightaway or refunded the purchase price.


Within Australia

We use a Courier company or Australia Post for deliveries within Australia. Alternatively you may instruct us to use your courier company. Clients in Metropolitan areas usually receive their order between 1 - 2 days by Courier (5 days for WA)/ 3 days by Normal Post,  and it takes 3 - 7 days for regional area clients. We charge FLAT RATE for orders placed online.


VIC/TAS/NSW/SA/QLD - $13.50 (GST Inc)
NT - $17.00 (GST Inc)
WA - $17.00 (GST Inc)

1. For freighting Cutaway and Tearaway stabilizers by the roll:   We charge flat rates, however, if we are freighting stabilizers by the roll (weighs 5 - 9 kg per roll), we will need to charge what Australia Post charge us, and request extra freight cost.
2.  For small orders:    

VIC/ TAS/ NSW/ TAS/ QLD -   If we use 500g Normal Post bag ($8.50 - up to 2 x 5,000m cones or 12 x 1,000m cones fit in it)/ 1kg bag ($11.00 - up to 4 x 5,000m or 24 x 1,000m) we refund $5.00/ $2.50 into your PayPal account.  

WA/ NT - if we use 500g/ 1kg bag, we refund $8.50/ $6.00, and if we use 3kg bag ($13.50 - up to 12 x 5,000m cones or 60 x 1,000m cones fit in it), we refund $3.50 into your PayPal account.
3.  Special Post Service:

EXPRESS POST:  If you require Express Post service for urgent orders, please instruct us so by email or over the phone.  

REGISTERED POST:  For orders over $130,00 and units/ aparments, we use Registered Post (Signature on Delivery).  We've never had problem with Normal Post so far, however, if you'd like us use Registered Post service for all your orders, please let us know.

Outside Australia

For all overseas orders, we use Australia Post and freight charges vary according to weight and destination. Upon request at the time you place your order, we would be happy to quote a freight charge for your order before dispatch. Once you have accepted our quote, we will send your order.