Manage Fabric Links

In Quilt & Block Editor

FYI: When we started PreQuilt, we only had the capability to use solid color swatches and so we named this feature 'Color Tags'. As the application grew, that term became quite limiting, and so in 2023 we renamed the feature Fabric Link.

Each quilt has three default Fabric Links (A, B, and C) that you can edit to your preference. Fabric links can be connected to either solid fabric swatches or printed fabric swatches.

In this section, you will learn how to:

  1. Create new fabric links

  2. Change the fabric connected to a fabric link

  3. Delete a fabric link


  1. Click on the Create Fabric Link button.

  2. A fourth Fabric Link has been added, Fabric Link D, with a default color of Kona Baby Pink.


Since each new Fabric Link uses the default color, Kona Baby Pink, you will most likely want to change it.

Fabric links can be connected to both solid fabric swatches and printed fabric swatches.

a | To a Solid Fabric Swatch

  1. The Fabric Link panel (also called Fabric Library Panel) will slide out and by default is on the Solids tab. Using the dropdown menu, click on your preferred solid fabric manufacturer.

    • In this example, I'll select my favorite, Paintbrush Studio.

  2. Click on the swatch for Fabric Link D's new solid fabric.

    • In this example, I'll select Blush.

  3. After clicking on the swatch, the panel will close and you will now see the new fabric connected to Fabric Link D.

b | To a Printed Fabric Swatch

TIP: For more information on printed fabric swatches, we have a complete Help Guide!

pagePrinted Fabric Swatches
  1. The Fabric Link panel (also called Fabric Library Panel) will slide out and by default is on the Solids tab. Click on the PRINTS tab.

  2. Click on the Select button for the printed fabric swatch that you'd like to link to Fabric Link D.

  3. Once selected, a control panel for the printed fabric swatch will be highlighted.

  4. You will now see the new fabric connected to Fabric Link D.


ALERT: Keep in mind that when you delete a Fabric Link you will disconnect block pieces that are using that Fabric Link.

Any block piece that is disconnected will automatically use the default static fabric of Kona Duckling. This color is often a quick way to identify static fabrics being used unintentionally.

pageFix a Static Fabric
  1. From the dropdown, click on delete.

  2. The Fabric Link D is now deleted.

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