fussy cut

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fussy cut (third-person singular simple present fussy cuts, present participle fussy cutting, simple past and past participle fussy cut)

  1. (quilting) To cut pieces of fabric so that a particular part of the printed design is centered or featured.
    • 2001, Kaffe Fassett, Passionate Patchwork: Over 20 Original Quilt Designs, Taunton Press, →ISBN, page 91:
      From fabric E, fussy cut four template-Z patches.