/r/quilling

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This subreddit is dedicated to paper quilling, the art of rolling and/or manipulating strips of paper to make amazing crafts.

Please feel free to post anything related to quilling!

Personal projects, books and product recommendations, questions, work you admire, anything!

Do make sure to give credit where credit is due.



Quilling Supplies:

Since quilling is still so little known, most craft stores don't sell tools or strips. It is totally possible to make these yourself, but if you're feeling the need to spend a little money on professional tools, strips, books, or kits then the best places to go are

http://www.quillingsuperstore.com/

or

http://www.quilledcreations.com/


Basics:

So you think quilling looks awesome, but may be intimidated to start your own project. Well don't be! Quilling is only as complicated as you want it to be. All you need is paper, scissors, and glue, really, everything else is just fluff.

Paper: You can buy pre-cut quilling strips at select craft stores and at the sites mentioned above, but you can also totally cut your own! The standard width is 1/8th of an inch, but really every size is used, it depends on your preference. Do make sure that if you're cutting your own you ensure that all your strips are uniform, or else your curls will be uneven.

Optional supplies: Many quillers use a special slotted quilling tool. They, too, can be bought at the above sites, but if you're ambitious you can make your own by cutting the tip off the eye of a needle and gluing the pointy part into a cork. Basically, this allows you to slip the end of the strip into the slot for greater control while curling.

There are also crimpers and fringers. Crimpers crunch the paper into accordion folds which can look neat and add some texture to your curls. Fringers are kind of a luxury item. They cut the paper strip uniformly so that after they have been curled you can press down the edges to create a fringe or fur-like quality.

Some quillers use cork boards and straight pins. This is to hold your piece in place while the glue dries.

They also sell work boards with little pre-cut circles of various sizes cut out so that after you have curled your paper you can release it in the hole to get a uniformly sized loose coil.

Again, all this is non-essential. There are so many different styles of quilling! Experiment with the above to discover which style best suits you!


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[Found] For examples of quilling that were made by someone else. Please give credit to the artist in the title or in the comments.

[Made] For examples of quilling that were made by you.


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Unfinished & losted

I was experimenting

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2023/12/03
18:47 UTC

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The lighting

Another one

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2023/12/03
18:46 UTC

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My cross stage

Another piece that i dont have the finished version to, but am able to get will post later

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2023/12/03
18:45 UTC

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Another piece i did

This one was a bit tricky. Esp. Gettimg the crimped paper in between ugh it was a nightmare many fails Hope u like

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2023/12/03
18:40 UTC

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My first piece

Did this for a friend i was suoer exicted when asked if i could make one them

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2023/12/03
18:37 UTC

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Gifts for a quiller?

Hey everyone !

I picked up quilling a couple of weeks ago and am enjoying it. Husband asked if there was any tools useful he could get me for Christmas? any suggestions in the 15-30$ range?

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2023/12/02
23:13 UTC

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This was my first attempt at quilling so I got it framed

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2023/12/02
18:14 UTC

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Help a dad!

Hopefully this is okay to ask here. I changed the batteries in this for my daughter, and now the top shoots off whenever she tries to use it. It doesn't really click into place, it just sits in there. Is it broken now? Thanks in advance!

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2023/12/01
10:14 UTC

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First round of ornaments done!

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2023/12/01
02:48 UTC

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Snowflake

First quilling ❄️ I find it hard to keep the same sizes - using a quilling board is not helpful - any tipps?

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2023/11/29
22:44 UTC

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Kinda hard

I bought my first ever quilling kit . It's flowers with a humming bird. It took me 20 thousand tries to do one part of the stem . The paper was getting ruined . I don't understand. I use Elmer's multi purpose glue. Is there a better glue I can get at w craft store? I got my kit off Amazon. I'm going to try to flatten it out more and see . I really want to redo it all . I saw that you use the curling tool first or not at all . Do I curl the paper first ? Help me .... I really want to do this and finish it . It's a cute idea .

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2023/11/29
02:51 UTC

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Question: protecting cards during transportation

So yeah when I'm giving someone a card that I quilled I'm always scared it'll get crushed during the process since sometimes I can't use gift bags. Does anyone know any good solutions?

(I once put one in this relatively flat cardboard box which was packaging from something else but I can't buy anything similar in batches when I search for similar stuff)

Thank you for any help.

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2023/11/28
07:07 UTC

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Jhumka #1πŸ’™πŸ©΅πŸ€

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2023/11/25
14:12 UTC

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Quilling Alphabet G

Here is the paper made quilling alphabet {G}

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2023/11/23
06:58 UTC

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Hi everyone, i just made a youtube channel and i post paper artworks i've done here currently and in the past. Curious on how i made the asbstract starry night on edge quilling. heres a 97 mins video. Enjoy

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2023/11/20
21:17 UTC

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Question - background patturns

Hi Everyone, I'm completely new to quilling. I want to create a forest or mountain background with maybe an elk or bear, maybe water too. I haven't found any realistic looking patterns that I could use. I was wondering if you guys use coloring pages as backgrounds too or is it really difficult to convert those to paper quilling? I wish I could draw but am terrible at it...hence turning to paper quilling lol

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2023/11/19
18:56 UTC

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Tiny vlog. My thoughts on paper quilling cardstock. Quilling Cards.

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2023/11/17
15:41 UTC

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My latest quilling project

It took 6 month a ton of paper and trial and error but here it is! I need to go back over it and clean it up a bit but I was tired of looking at it for the time being!

12 Comments
2023/11/14
22:07 UTC

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Got it framed

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2023/11/14
07:25 UTC

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Patterned Star

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2023/11/13
19:03 UTC

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Incorporation of origami or other?

Hi all, I'm coming from an origami background- has anyone incorporated origami, papercutting, or other mixed medias/techniques into their work?

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2023/11/09
19:28 UTC

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Quilling Christmas Angel Ornament

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2023/11/08
14:49 UTC

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