Jan 30 2010
- Quilling Shape Chart: a convenient listing of the coils and scrolls used in my projects, complete with instructions and samples, all on one page.
Helpful Posts from the Archives
The following are links to past posts written with the beginning quiller in mind.
- 5 Tips Every Beginner Should Know. Hints and tips I wish someone had told me when I first started to quill: (1) your rolls and scrolls will be unique to you, (2) all quilling paper is not created equal, (3) quilling paper has a “right” and a “wrong” side, (4) neatness counts — control the glue, and (5) use the quilling tool that works for you.
- Let’s Start Quilling — Tools of the Trade. A discussion of the three essential elements for quilling (paper strips, glue, curling tool), and other useful quilling tools and supplies that make quilling easier and more fun.
- How to Quill — Beginning Instructions. The importance of conditioning your quilling strips and how to use a slotted quilling tool and a needle tool.
- Five Basic Quilling Coils. How to roll a tight coil, loose coil, teardrop, marquise, and pressed heart.
- Five Basic Quilling Scrolls. How to roll a loose scroll, S-scroll, C-scroll, V-scroll, and a Heart scroll.
- Make Your Own Quilling Workboard and Design Guide. I recommend purchasing a commerical workboard if you are going to do much quilling, but it is easy to make one to get you started.
- How to Glue Your Quilling to a Background Surface. Three common methods are discussed.
- Resizing a Quilling Pattern. An easy way to change the size of a quilling pattern to fit your specific background.
- Metallic Quilling Papers. Working with metallic quilling paper can be tricky. I offer some helpful hints to make it easier.
- Ready Made Framing Options for Quilling. Custom framing can be expensive. Learn how to spot off-the-shelf frames that will work with your quilling projects.