The Set Thread tool allows you to add thread to blocks, motifs, stencils and your entire quilt. This feature makes your finished quilts and blocks look more realistic.
Using the Set Thread Tool
1. Click on a thread in the palette to select it.
2. Choose from any of the thread properties to make the thread more realistic.
- If you choose to modify your thread using the thread properties, be sure to put a check in the white box to select the property first. If you change the thread style or weight without checking the white box, the property will not be implemented.
- To color the same patch in all the blocks of your quilt at once, hold the keyboard Ctrl key while clicking with the Set Thread tool. To color the same patch in alternating blocks of your quilt at once, hold the keyboard Alt key while clicking with the Set Thread tool.
- The Set Thread tool is available on all layers.
Using the Set Thread Flyout Tools
You can use either the Graph Pad or the toolbar to access these tools.
The Set Thread options will display on the Graph Pad when you have the Set Thread tool selected.
(Be sure the Graph Pad is turned on by clicking VIEW on the top menu and making sure there is a check mark next to Graph Pad. These tools will display on the Graph Pad on any layer of the Quilt worktable.)
The Set Thread tool that you see on your Quilt toolbar (right side of the worktable) has a small black triangle next to the thread image. This indicates that the tool is a flyout, which means there are more options available for this tool.
To view these tools on the toolbar:
1. Click and hold the Set Thread tool that is currently visible on the toolbar.
2. The flyout will appear showing all the available tools.
3. Release the mouse and move it to the tool you want to use. Click the tool.
4. The flyout will disappear and the new tool will be selected and ready for use.
• If you’d like a reminder of this and other tools in EQ7, check out the Display Dynamic Help tool.
• To print this: Click the title (Tool Tip Tuesday! - The Set Thread Tool) and then print as normal.