Click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the Threads section of the Project Sketchbook or right-click in the Threads palette to display the context menu.




Sort Threads

In the Threads palette, this option lets you sort the threads currently in the palette using the menu.

Click on the Thread Tools button in the ribbon to display the palette. Right-click on the palette to display the menu. Choose Sort Threads. The Sort dialog will appear. Click each thread 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 threads, the dialog will disappear. If you click Close on the Sort dialog before sorting all of the threads, the remaining threads will fall in behind the ones you’ve sorted.

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





To delete a thread, select it and right-click on it to bring up the Context menu and choose Delete. If you’re in the Project Sketchbook, just click the Delete button. This will delete the thread from the Sketchbook.


If you want to delete several threads at a time, go to Libraries > Thread Library > Current Sketchbook tab. Using the Sketchbook through the Library dialog allows you to select all the threads at once by clicking Select All Threads, holding the Shift key and clicking on the threads, or by clicking Ctrl+A (or Command+A on a Mac) to select all, then hit delete. You are only able to do this if the selected threads are not used in a quilt.

Note: If the item is used in a quilt, you’ll see a message reminding you of this.


Clear All Unused Threads

Click Clear all unused threads if you want to quickly delete any threads that aren’t being used in any quilts in the Project Sketchbook.


You will receive a prompt asking if you are sure.


Frame Color

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



You can choose the size of items displayed in the palette. Each palette allows you to choose from Large, Medium, Small, and Tiny. Right-click on an item in the palette and 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.


Reset Palettes

If a palette does not appear, on the menu bar, click FILE > Preferences > Restore > Restore Defaults. (This requires closing EQ8, so be sure to save what you’re working on.)