Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Stay tuned as we're coming out with a contest and a survey. Both have prizes involved. Interested? Visit out website Marathon Threads Canada within the next two weeks to see what it's all about.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Upcoming shows

Just in case you haven't been to our website lately, I wanted to list our upcoming shows.

April 18th, 2009
Manitoba Prairie Quilters
International Guild Day
Saint Martyrs-Canadiens
289 Dussault Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba(near Lagimodière & Fermor)
Hours are 9:00am to 1:00pm

April 24,25,26 2009 Booth # 169
Spring Show International Centre
Mississauga, Ontario

New Products

Hello everyone,

Spring is finally here although if you live in Winnipeg (affectionately called Winterpeg) you certainly wouldn't know it as we got 35 cms of snow this week. Prior to this, most of our snow was gone.. Oh well we're still waiting on Spring..

Here's some information about the new products that we've received.

White diagonal mesh (just like the No Show Nylon Mesh)
Item # eb151 non-fusible 11 3/4" x 25 yards
Item # eb 151-coated fusible 14 1/2" x 25 yards

Wash-Away (replaces H20 Gone) dissolves in warm tap water
Item # cw201-11.75" 11 3/4" x 25 yards
Item # cw201-14.5" 14 1/2" x 25 yards

A brand new product to us is Cloud Cover Stitch
This product covers the scratchy stitches on the backside of embroidery designs so they don't itch against your skin. This is not a stabilizer.
Item # cloud 14 1/2" by 25 yards

Now back in stock ** indicates a new size
EM-40 tearaway **12"x 50 yards item # 1088
SF-1 fusible 12"x 25 yards item # 1635
C62 cutaway **15"x 25 yards item # 1701

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Products

Has it been two months since our last blog? Well time flies when you can fondle thread, that's all I can say.. For those of you who are quilters or machine embroiderers, you can certainly understand why I enjoy my job so much. LOL

We have some new products. I thought I had mentioned that we now carry the Wonder Thread Guide. We had them in and they sold out in no time, we just got another order in on Monday and we've sold almost half of the shipment again.

We have some new stabilizers coming in. I'll blog about them next week as I need to get more information on them before I can say what they are.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 is now in stock

Hello again,

Just a quick blog to say that we've received the Lite Steam-A-Seam-2.

Keep warm, as I write this, it's -30 something in Winnipeg.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year

To all our customers, we'd like to wish you a very Happy New Year. Just in case you haven't seen our website recently, we have more news. We'll be carrying Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 in packages of 5 sheets. We should be receiving the product by mid-month. We've receive the Wonder Thead Guides they they are selling like hot cakes. I know I sure love mine! It made my life so much easier when I was working on FSL during the holidays. I'll remind you that this product totally eliminates tangling, twisting and thread pile ups. It works with all machines with spool holders - either horizontal or vertical. We tested it extensively and always got excellent results.

You could alternatively do what one of our customers Janice from Okotoks AB has done which was place a vertical spool holder on top of the machine in the little slot provided, put a small red felt pad down on the vertical spool holder and then placed the spool of thread on this so that the thread was standing up vertically. Then she threaded the machine as usual. As explained, the thread was now coming off the spool sideways (as it had been wound on), so that the thread came off without twisting. (When you pull the thread up from the spool or unwind from the end of the spool, it "can" twist on itself which is what causes problems when the thread goes thru the tension "disks". She says if you follow this procedure it will work like a charm. The only issue with this is that the machine has to work harder to pull the thread which may cause more wear and tear on the machine but is certainly an excellent temporary fix.

Some of her other suggestions was to use an size 90/14 Organ needle and reduce the machine speed at 600 SPM.

Thank you Janice for your suggestions! We appreciate them.

On a personal note, I always use a size size 90/14 Organ needle on metallics (no, I don't buy a "metallic needle") and I also reduce my speed at 600 SPM and I get great results.

Have a great sewing year!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Season's Greetings

On behalf of Marathon Threads Canada, we'd like to wish all our clients a very happy holiday season. We will be open during the holidays with reduced hours.

Please don't forget to check out our website regularly as this is where you'll find out about our new products but I'll give you a little idea of what we will be carrying as of January 2009.

  • Wonder Thread Guide.
  • Totally eliminates tangling, twisting and thread pile ups.
  • It works with all machines with spool holders - either horizontal or vertical.