The Eyedropper tool finds previously used fabrics or colors in a block or quilt so you can use them again without having to search through the palette to find them.

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Click the Eyedropper tool to select it.

Click a fabric or color in the block or quilt.

The fabric or color you clicked becomes highlighted in the palette.

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Eyedropper Subtools

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Click on a fabric and it finds the fabric in the palette. Click on a color and it finds the color in the palette. Click on a photo and it just goes to black.

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This tool will always find a fabric in the palette. Click on a fabric and it finds that exact fabric. (Like the default Eyedropper tool.) Click on a solid and it finds a fabric whose average color matches that solid color. Click around on a photo and it finds a fabric whose average color matches the color of the pixel you’ve clicked on. (Great for blending fabrics and photos.)

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This tool will always find a solid color in the palette. Click on a solid and it finds that exact solid. (Like the default Eyedropper tool.) Click on a fabric and it finds a solid whose average color matches that fabric color. Click around on a photo and it finds a solid whose average color matches the color of the pixel you’ve clicked on.

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When this tool is pressed, the tool will automatically snap back to the coloring tool that you had been using. (It has a blue background when pressed.)

If this tool is unpressed, the Eyedropper will remain the selected tool. (It has a white background when unpressed.)