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Sending Palettes with Projects and Working with Quilt-Pro's Blank Palette.

Expressive Quilters' Newsletter
Supporting The Expressive Quilter In Tradition, Innovation, Art & Computer Quilting

Editor: Sharla R. Hicks
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14 Quilt-Pro Hints and Tips by Frank Smith
4 Block & Border Drafting Articles by Frank Smith
Additional Quilt-Pro Resource on this website and on the Internet

Hints and Tips for Quilt-Pro 3

Sending Palettes with Projects and Working with Quilt-Pro's Blank Palette.

By Frank Smith © 2001
  1. Get a blank palette from Quilt Pro System website.
    ·        Go to
    ·        Go to answers and frequently asked questions at bottom of page.
    ·        Click on FAQ
    ·        Select proper FAQ (MAC or PC)
    ·        The first FAQ contains download instructions
    ·        Click on download and follow instructions.
    ·        When you have completed the download the palette should be in the palettes folder.
    ·        In the File menu select Open Fabric Palette.
    ·        An Open Fabric Palette Dialogue box will open.
    ·        Ensure that you have a palette named “A Create a New Fabric Palette.fpl.
    ·        If not go find this file and move it to the Palettes folder or if you find a file called BlankPal double click on it and follow instructions.


Placing Fabric into the Fabric Library.

  • Make a new folder in the Fabrics folder and name it for the current project.
  • Copy all fabric files to be used on current project into it.

Placing Fabrics into a Palette

  • Right click  any fabric in the palette.
  • In the right click menu select open palette.
    In the Open Fabric Palette dialogue box select “A Create a New Fabric Palette.fpl”. See Figure 1.

Figure 1


  • Click on open. A blank fabric palette appears.  See Figure 2.


Figure 2.

  • Right click in any palette space.
  • Select Save palette.
  • Enter the name of the current project into the Save Fabric Palette dialog box as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3

  • Right click in any palette space.
  • In right click menu select Browse fabrics. See Figure 4.


Figure 4.


  • Select the Fabric folder for the current project.

  • Copy each fabric into the Current project palette by dragging and dropping each fabric into the appropriate space in the palette.  It may be necessary to move or adjust the two windows into the workspace. See Figure 5.

Figure 5.

4.  Receiving a project with  Project file, Palette file, and Fabric files. 
·        Place the QLT or PRJ file into the Project folder.
·        Place the Palette file into the Palette folder.
·        Place the fabric files into a new folder in the Fabrics folder.
·        This should allow each project to be painted exactly like it was in the sender’s computer.
·        In the file menu select open. 
·        In the File open dialogue box enter the current project and click open.
·        The quilt should open correctly painted.


5.      Sending a project with Project file, Palette file and the Fabric files.

  • Compose an explanatory email of what you are sending and what to do with each file unless you are sure they know what to with each file.
  • In your email program click on the paper clip icon.
  • An Insert attachment dialogue box should appear.
  • Browse to Quiltpro 3, Projects and select the current project.
  • Click attach.
  • Repeat above procedure and attach the Palette file.
  • Repeat the procedure and attach the Fabric files.
  • Check to see if you have an attachment to the email for each file.

This could be a very large email so if you have the capability to zip it, it would be a courtesy to do so.  This will save much time in sending and receiving your message.

Quilt Pro May 2001 Challenge.

  • In order for Joany to work with the quilts(projects) each of us must have the additional fabrics each of us plan to use and they must be in the same order in everyone’s palette.
  • Further, the fabric files must be in a folder with the same name in everyone’s computer and the Quiltpro May 2001 Challenge palette must be in the Palette folder in everyone’s computer.
  •  To accomplish this Joany or I will probably solicit the additional fabric files in the next few days.  We will then consolidate the fabric files into a challenge palette and send them back to you with explanatory information.

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About the author of the Quilt-Pro Series, Frank Smith

Drafting Complex Blocks in Quilt-Pro, a series of articles by Frank Smith.

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