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EQ Mini: Sorting in the Sketchbook

In addition to deleting from the Sketchbook, sorting blocks, fabrics and quilts helps keep your project organized. Remember, any changes you make in the Sketchbook, will also update the palettes as well (and vice versa).

Sorting in the Sketchbook

These steps work the same for Quilts, Blocks, Fabrics and Colors.

  1. Open your project’s Sketchbook by clicking the View Sketchbook button Tools-ViewSketchbook.
  2. Click the Quilts section (for this example).
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  3. Click the Sort button at the bottom of the Sketchbook window.
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  4. A Sort box displays. Click on the quilts in the order you want them to appear in your Sketchbook.
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Quilts have been sorted

When you’ve clicked all the quilts in the Sort box, the box will disappear and your newly organized quilts will display in the Sketchbook. If you click Close on the Sort box before sorting all of the quilts, the remaining quilts will fall in behind the ones you’ve sorted.

Sorting in the Palette

Using the Menu

These steps work the same for Blocks, Fabrics and Colors palettes.

  1. Click the Set Block tool Tools-SetBlock (for this example) to display the Sketchbook Blocks palette.
  2. Right-click in the palette to display the menu.
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  3. Select Sort Blocks. A Sort box displays.
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  4. Click on the blocks in the order you want them to appear in your Sketchbook.

When you’ve clicked all the blocks in the Sort box, the box will disappear and your newly organized blocks will display in the Sketchbook. If you click Close on the Sort box before sorting all of the blocks, the remaining blocks will fall in behind the ones you’ve sorted.

Drag & Drop Method

You can also sort by dragging the items to different locations in the palette. For this example, we’ll use item #1 and item #2 to better demonstrate. Sorting by dragging can be done in the Blocks and Fabrics palettes.

  1. Click on the item (item #1) in the palette that you want to move.
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  2. Hold the mouse down on item #1 and drag it on top of item #2. Item #2 is the block or fabric you want item #1 to be inserted in front of in the list.
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  3. Point your cursor over the top-left corner of item #2.
  4. Release the mouse to insert item #1 in front of item #2.
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