Right-click on the Blocks palette or in the Blocks section of the Sketchbook to display the menu.
In the Blocks palette, this option lets you quickly choose the coloring of the block you want to set on your quilt.
All the palettes let you sort the items currently in the palette using the menu.
Click the Set Block tool on the Quilt toolbar to display the palette. Right-click on the palette to display the menu. Choose Sort Blocks. The Sort dialog will appear. Click each block 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 blocks, the dialog will disappear. If you click Close on the Sort dialog before sorting all of the blocks, the remaining blocks will fall in behind the ones you’ve sorted.
Once you click Close on the Sort dialog, the sorted items will permanently be reordered.
For more information, see Sorting in the Sketchbook >
The Blocks palette and Sketchbook will let you delete items using the menu. If the item is used in a quilt, you’ll see a message reminding you of this.
For more information, see Deleting from the Sketchbook >
Each time you add a coloring to the Sketchbook, EQ will stack the newest colored version of the block on top of the other colorings. By default, up to 10 block colorings can be stacked together. If you have several colorings of a block, you can split the group of colorings to make it easier for you to find the correct coloring.
By choosing Add Plain Block from the menu, a new plain block gets added to the end of the block list in your palette. Alternatively, if you want a plain block in your quilt, simply color the empty quilt block space with the Paintbrush tool. Once the empty space is colored, it will act as a plain block.
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 number of items to be displayed at a time in the palette. Each palette allows you to display a different number of items based on the type of palette. The Blocks palette lets you display up to 4 columns of blocks at a time. The Fabrics palette, however, lets you display 6 columns of fabric swatches at a time. Right-click to display the menu. 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.
For more information, see Changing the Display in the Sketchbook and Palettes >
Palettes should display when you have any of the following tools selected: Set Block, Paintbrush, Spraycan, Swap All Colors and Eyedropper. If a palette does not appear, on the menu bar, click VIEW > Reset Palettes.
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