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EQ Mini: Deleting from the Sketchbook

When using EQ Mini software, it’s highly recommended that you Add to Sketchbook often so you don’t lose any of your work. In doing that, you will produce many variations of your quilts and blocks that may be unwanted. To clean up your Sketchbook, delete any unwanted quilts, blocks and fabrics. This will make your project more organized, plus reduce the file size of your project file (*.EQM).

Deleting Quilts

To delete a quilt from your project, click the View Sketchbook button then click the Quilts section. Use the horizontal scrollbar, or change the display settings to view more quilts. Click to select the quilt you want to delete. Once selected, click the Delete button at the bottom of the Sketchbook window. Alternatively, you could right-click on the quilt in the Sketchbook viewer, then choose Delete from the menu.

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To keep your Sketchbook organized, consider sorting and naming/notecarding the remaining quilts.

Deleting Blocks

Blocks work a bit differently than quilts, fabrics and colors. By default, block coloring variations will stack on top of each other for a max of 10 colorings per block. You can change this option in Preferences.

To delete a block coloring

The coloring that you see in the Sketchbook or palette is the coloring that will be deleted if you press the Delete button in the Sketchbook (or right-click and choose Delete in the palette). Use the coloring arrows to view the block coloring you wish to delete. Once you find the coloring you would like to delete, click the Delete button at the bottom of the Sketchbook or, right-click and choose Delete from the menu. In the Blocks palette, you must use the context menu (right-click > Delete) to delete a coloring.

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You can also select a block coloring by right-clicking in the Sketchbook viewer (or in the Blocks palette) and choose Select Coloring.

To delete an entire block and all its colorings

Coloring 0 of every block is always a line drawing. Use the left-most coloring arrow to select the line drawing of the selected block. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Sketchbook or, right-click and choose Delete from the menu. In the Blocks palette, you must use the context menu (right-click > Delete) to delete a block.

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Deleting multiple blocks at once

To remove multiple blocks from your Sketchbook at once, click Libraries > Block Library. Click the blue Sketchbook button on the left side of the Library window. This displays the blocks currently in your Sketchbook. Click the left-most coloring arrow to select Coloring 0 of all the blocks.

Note: If any of the selected blocks have colorings that are used in a Sketchbook quilt, you will receive the message below when you try to delete them. Either change your selection to delete blocks that do NOT have colorings used in a quilt, or get out of the Library and go back to the Sketchbook to delete the blocks.

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To select a range of blocks, click to select the first block in the range, hold your keyboard SHIFT key down and select the last block in the range. All the blocks in between will become selected. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Library window.

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To select random blocks, click to select the first block, hold your keyboard CTRL key (or Command on a Mac) while clicking on all the other blocks. You should see multiple blocks selected. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Library window.

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Deleting Fabrics

To delete a fabric from your project, click the View Sketchbook button then click the Fabrics section. Use the horizontal scrollbar, or change the display settings to view more fabrics at a time. Click to select the fabric you want to delete. Once selected, click the Delete button at the bottom of the Sketchbook window, or right-click and choose Delete from the menu. In the Fabrics palette, you must use the context menu (right-click > Delete) to delete a fabric.

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To remove all fabrics from the Sketchbook

If you want to remove all the fabrics currently in your Sketchbook, click the Clear button. You will receive this message.

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Leaving the option checked will keep all the fabrics used in a block or quilt variation. Unchecking this option will remove ALL fabrics. Any fabrics that were in quilts and blocks will be replaced with a solid color (average color of the fabric).

To remove multiple fabrics at a time

To remove multiple fabrics from your Sketchbook at once, click Libraries > Fabric Library. Click the blue Sketchbook button on the left side of the Library window. This displays the fabrics currently in your Sketchbook.

Note: If any of the selected fabrics are used in a Sketchbook quilt or block, you will receive the message below. Either change your selection to delete fabrics that are not used in a quilt, or get out of the Library and go back to the Sketchbook to delete the fabrics.

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To select a range of fabrics, click to select the first fabric in the range, hold your keyboard SHIFT key down and select the last fabric in the range. All the fabrics in between will become selected. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Library window.

To select random fabric, click to select the first fabric, hold your keyboard CTRL key (or Command on a Mac) while clicking on all the other fabric. You should see multiple fabrics selected. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Library window.

Deleting Colors

Deleting colors is simple. Open the Sketchbook then click the Colors section. Select a color and click the Delete button at the bottom of the Sketchbook window.

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Be sure to check out how to add your own colors to the palette.