Right-click on the Fabrics palette or in the Fabrics section of the Sketchbook to display the menu.

Sort Fabrics

In the Fabrics palette, this option lets you sort the fabrics currently in the palette using the menu.

Click on any of the coloring tools to display the palette. Right-click on the palette to display the menu. Choose Sort Fabrics. The Sort dialog will appear. Click each fabric in the order you want them to appear in your palette. If you make a mistake, click Start over. When you’ve sorted all the fabrics, the dialog will disappear. If you click Close on the Sort dialog before sorting all of the fabrics, the remaining fabrics will fall in behind the ones you’ve sorted.

Once you click Close on the Sort dialog, the sorted fabrics will permanently be reordered.

For more information, see Sorting in the Sketchbook >


The Fabric palette lets you delete fabrics currently in the palette using the menu. If the fabric is used in a quilt, you’ll see a message reminding you of this.



To learn how to delete multiple fabrics at once, see Deleting from the Sketchbook >

Frame Color

When you select a fabric in the palette, it becomes highlighted. Use the Frame Color option to change the color that the fabrics are highlighted with. Right-click to display the menu. Point to Frame Color and choose from the eight different colors to highlight your fabrics.



You can choose the number of fabrics to be displayed at a time in the palette. Each palette allows you to display a different number of items based on the type of palette. For example, the Blocks palette lets you display up to 4 columns of blocks at a time. The Fabrics palette, however, lets you display 6 columns of fabric swatches at a time. Right-click to display the menu. Point to Display and choose the display options you want.

You can also change the display by clicking the display buttons at the bottom of the palette. The images on the buttons indicate the type of display each button represents.

For more information, see Changing the Display in the Sketchbook and Palettes >

Reset Palettes

Palettes should display when you have any of the following tools selected: Set Block, Paintbrush, Spraycan, Swap All Colors and Eyedropper. If a palette does not appear, on the menu bar, click VIEW > Reset Palettes.