(This tip is part of a growing EQ tutorial series, you can find all of my EQ Tips and Tricks right here.)
Here is our test quilt, a simple star quilt using fabrics from The Cottage Garden collection by the Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. The middle turquoise fabric has a wonderful large scale print which is chopped up and lost in this version.
To "fussy cut" the fabrics, you need to first add the Fussy Cut button on the right hand side of your screen.
1. To add the Fussy Cut button:
a) Click the "Customize Toolbar" button, which is the button at the bottom of the column of buttons on the right hand side of your screen.
b) This will bring up a box with some options, click on "Add/Remove Buttons...".
c) A listing of buttons will show up and the Fussy Cut button will be about three-quarters of the way down the list. Click the button or the words and a check mark should show up to the left of the button. You now should have the button installed :)
2. To Fussy Cut in EQ7
a) You are now ready to fussy cut. Select the fussy cut button on the right side of the screen (that you just added).
b) Click and hold the mouse button on the fabric image within the block piece you would like to move relative to the block.
c) Move your mouse and the fabric will move with it. When you are satisfied with the fabric design placement within the block piece, release the mouse button.
Here is our block with some fussy cutting ... much nicer!
I hope that you find these tutorials clear and helpful! Let me know if you have any topics you would like me to cover.
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