Monday, October 10, 2016

A tip for Organizing your EQ7 Files - EQ25

I don't know about you, but I am not an overly organized person.  Not only are my paper files a mess, but my EQ files get a little crazy as well.  Mostly because I end up with a bunch of unrelated projects all stuffed together into one file.  Then, when I go to find a certain quilt I was working on I have to open up a whole bunch of projects to find that one quilt that I want to do something with.  There is an easy way to take those projects and make a new file so you can find them easily.

Start by opening the original project file.  Click File and select "Create Copy Project"

Name your project and save it.  Now make sure you open the new project and from there, you can start getting of the unwanted quilts and just keep the ones you want in that particular file.  Just open the sketchbook and delete the quilts you don't want in that file.  You will still have all the original projects in the original file, so don't worry!

You can do the same thing with unused blocks, but in this case you might have to delete a lot of various color variations of the same block.  If you want a really clean slate (and if you are e-mailing the project you probably do), you can choose to compress project file size under the file menu.  If you choose this option you will delete all unused blocks, fabrics and thread.  You can always add more fabrics, blocks, and thread in later if you like.

Now don't forget to clean up the original file and remove the quilt copied to the new project!

Maybe now I can get those project files organized so I can find what I am looking for quickly.  I hope it helps you as well.

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Don't forget to enter at the Electric Quilt Blog for this month's prize - HandiQuilter is this month's prize partner and they will be giving away a copy of EQ7 there.  Plus, use the #EQ25 on social media to be entered for additional prizes - only a couple more months to enter.

1 comment:

QuiltShopGal said...

Tips for organizing EQ7 files are always helpful. Thanks for helping to celebrate #EQ25.