Flip a Block with the Flip Tool

The easiest way to flip a block is to use the Flip Block tool. The Flip Block tool can be found in Block Tools on the DESIGN ribbon.

When this tool is selected, clicking on a block in the quilt will flip it horizontally. Using a combination of rotate and flip, you can achieve any symmetry you may want for a block. This tool is always available on any layer and works on any style of block.

Flip

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Skew a Block with the Adjust Tool

Blocks on Layers 2 or 3, or on Layer 1 of a Custom quilt, can be skewed using the Adjust tool. The Adjust tool can be found in Block Tools on the DESIGN ribbon.

Adjust Tool

  1. Click on the block you want to adjust.
  2. Press and hold the Ctrl key (Command key) and click on the block a second time. This enters skew mode.
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  3. Move the cursor over one of the top, bottom, or side handles until it changes to the skew skew1 orĀ skew2 cursor.
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  4. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor to skew the block.
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  5. Release the mouse when the block is in the desired state.
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  6. To deselect the block, click outside the quilt.

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