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Madeira stabiliser






The most important factor in choosing a backing is the type of fabric that is being embroidered, followed by style and stitch count. The stability or stretch of the fabric will determine the amount of additional stability required from a backing. We offer a wide selection of backing materials in various configurations: pre-cut, in rolls and we even offer a cutting service to make your life more simple. With Madeira embroidery backings, you benefit from optimum stabilisation, different weights, easy handling and excellent value for money: in short, a one-stop solution making backings really E-ZEE (easy).


Tear-Away Backings

Tear away stabiliser


Tear-away backings are generally crisp, non-woven stabilisers. They are ideal for all stable fabrics, caps, denim, twill or canvas. After tearing away the backing, only minimal backing remains without distortion to the design. Also available in tear-away are pre-cut backings.


NEW Fusible Backings

iron on stabilisers


Fusible backings perfectly match with any fabric you can't frame without distortion. They have a bonding site that is activated when ironed and allows you to stabilise the fabric before framing. Available in tear-away and cut-away backings in different weights and qualities.


Pre-cut stabilisers

precut stabilisers

Madeira offers a wide range of different backing, for your convenience some are available in a variety of different sized cut squares.




The Madeira E-ZEE backing brands at a glance


Three backing qualities and several brands to choose from


In addition to our embroidery threads, Madeira also offers a wide range of backings and toppings sourced from suppliers that use the most environmentally sound production processes and raw materials. Our eco-friendly backings feature near zero levels of formaldehyde to formaldehyde free, while preserving the properties critical to efficient and high-quality embroidery processes.


Madeira’s extensive range of stabilisers and toppings will help you to achieve optimum results across all embroidery styles and techniques. But how do you know which backing to use on your next project when there are so many to choose from?


The most important factor when choosing a stabiliser is the type of fabric being embroidered, followed by the style and stitch count of the embroidery. The stability or stretch of the fabric will determine the amount of additional stability required, remember to use a maximum of three layers or switch to a heavier backing. For more specialised work, fusible, self-adhesive peel away backings, heat and water soluble toppings and heat seal film complete the range.


We offer a wide selection of backings for versatile applications. Below, you find a selection of our global backing highlights. On your country page, available via the language selection in the top menu, you can access the backing range available in your region. From top quality Freudenberg / CMX backings, to high quality Weblon, robust PES and value for money Cotton Soft you can rely on your regional Madeira partner to find the best suiting backing for your needs.