/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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Update on my quilled basket...

4 Comments
2024/03/28
16:49 UTC

55

Feedback appreciated

I'm making this for a lady that loves flowers but not sure if it looks nice. I'm working on 2 more flowers one to go on above of the middle one and the other one to go in the bottom of the basket

3 Comments
2024/03/28
05:14 UTC

146

Working on perfecting vortex technique

11 Comments
2024/03/27
21:32 UTC

42

Family love

0 Comments
2024/03/26
16:10 UTC

194

Making this for a friend...

It says 'sugartits'

11 Comments
2024/03/24
17:49 UTC

21

Any advice for a first timer trying their hand at this? No idea what is a good pattern for a beginner. How do y’all get the quill work to adhere to a background paper? Everybody says look stuff up on youtube but I want the skinny from the real world.

Thanks.

Update: Thank you everybody. This is so appreciated. So many things I never would have considered.

11 Comments
2024/03/24
02:40 UTC

114

Keep it sparse or fill it in?

Wondering if I should fill her up, maybe? pull I pulled some 2 dimensional stuff dimensiona are sick!!

6 Comments
2024/03/23
18:28 UTC

1

Does anyone cut strips with a cameo 4? I just got one and can't find any tutorials

Haven't used my cameo yet but want to cut some cardstock quilling strips and can't find any tutorials anywhere

6 Comments
2024/03/23
17:50 UTC

393

Paper Quilled Crocodile I made (quilling art)

14 Comments
2024/03/23
15:12 UTC

61

I completed the entire alphabet. Here's Z

I'm not as talented as many of you, but to increase my skills, and to just have a hobby, I completed the entire alphabet. I used Pinterest for inspiration for some, and I tried to either try something I hadn't before, or used color combinations I hadn't tried prior. Just finished the Z!

2 Comments
2024/03/22
16:45 UTC

1

What city are you in?

Are there any Baltimore quilling enthusiasts here?

3 Comments
2024/03/21
04:09 UTC

464

Japanese Red Maple

I’m super pleased with how this turned out.

8 Comments
2024/03/20
05:00 UTC

419

Sunflower

I feel like it might need more on the left side 🤔🤔🤔 but I don’t want to overcrowd it.

14 Comments
2024/03/18
04:48 UTC

171

3rd project. 1st one that I just winged it on.

Orange flower was supposed to be a sunflower but had to go to plan B and make a daisy. I was so concerned at 1st that I didn't know how to draw well at all. Then quickly realized the shapes do the drawing for me. Another one for the RV!

6 Comments
2024/03/17
07:47 UTC

312

Progress Update on quilled panther

Who knows how many hours in this is, I’ve lost count already. 🤪 At least I’m almost done with the face.

12 Comments
2024/03/15
18:35 UTC

46

Practicing the lines and edge Quill. I'm getting there!!

How do you measure shapes? I think my lines would be better if they had a slightly snug fit to the outer walls of the shape!

4 Comments
2024/03/15
05:01 UTC

23

Can you tell me what this is used for?

I received this (circled in picture) small white plastic shallow "bowl" when I bought my quilling kit a few years back. I have no idea what this is, but I've been using it to put glue on and dip my pieces in the glue. It cleans off easily, but surely it's supposed to be used for something else?

2 Comments
2024/03/14
17:21 UTC

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