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#2 – See a Large Preview of the Fabric!

The fabric palette is full of small swatches of your fabrics and colors that are currently in your Sketchbook. Because the swatches are small, it’s often hard to tell what the print really looks like when making your selection. In EQ8, you can now see a larger preview of the selected fabric while you’re designing!

With the Fabric Tools selected, click on the Detach button in the fabric preview.

This will remove the fabric preview from the palette, and open it in a small window on your screen. You can move and resize this window in an empty space on your screen.

When you choose a different fabric, the preview window will update. So no more surprises when choosing which fabric to use in your quilt!

See the complete list of features on the Electric Quilt website.