Tackle twill is a traditional method of numbering, lettering, and designing pictures out of fabric. This method uses appliqué techniques often in a zig-zag stitch pattern to prevent the attached fabric from fraying but sometimes in a satin-stitching or embroidery for added texture. During the 1980s, there were competing numbering methods cropped up amongst the professionals, including heat-press vinyl and silk screening. However, these methods both lacked durability and longevity. The only current competitor in terms of quality today is dye-sublimation, but the set-up cost and one-off costs for dye-sublimation can be tremendous. This makes tackle twill an effective solution for long-lasting jersey numbering and team apparel.