Quill Away! | Quilling Tools

Below are the basic quilling tools required for your designs and projects.

f16 Slotted Quilling Tool
The slotted qulling tool provides the ability to quickly and easily produce tight rolls.
f19 Quilling Strips
Quillers use thin strips of colorful paper, curling them with their tools to form incredible designs. You can make your own strips by cutting pieces of paper into equal-sized strips, or you can buy pre-cut paper. Standard size is 3mm. Also available in 5mm, 7mm, 10mm.
f17 Quilling Circle Sizer Cork Board
Making It Perfect Every Time! Just roll a strip of paper and place it in a hole size to make the perfect size coil!
f15 Quilling Tweezers
These tweezers are perfect for quilling!! You will love how the fine-tip easily fits into the center of the loose and tight circles. It’s wonderful for handling small pieces!!
f13 Precision Tip Glue Applicator
Perfect applicator for quilling and other projects that require small drops or fine lines of glue. Includes an attached cap! Bottle comes empty so you can fill it with your own favorite glue.
f21 Quilling Comb
A different quilling technique! The Quilling Comb creates beautiful cascading loops and patterns with quilled paper strips. The numbered pins on the tool makes learning the technique simple and fun!
f24 Curling Coach
Curling paper has never been easier! Add a slotted tool to the Curling Coach and this innovative tool makes holding and rolling large tight circles a breeze! It’s perfect for making quilled miniatures! Kids love it too because it gives little hands extra support while rolling!
f22 Quilling 3D Mould
The perfect 3-Dimensional shaping tool! Transforms flat tight coils into perfect domes! 12 different size domes.
f20 Border Buddy
Create perfect borders and shapes for your quilled designs. Contains the square, circle and triangle border buddy with an interchangeable handle.
f23 Fringing Scissors
Use the 5-layers of blades to quickly fringe any strip of paper! Then turn it into a beautiful fringed flower by rolling it up! Creates fringes 1/8″ wide and can also be used to cut 1/8″ wide strips, the perfect width for quilling!
f18 Quilling Grid Guide
Finally!!! Here’s tool to help you make symmetrical snowflakes and flowers! Grid Guide is a cork board with concentric circles and a 5 squares/inch grid on both sides! Husking, braiding and weaving is made easy with this board too.
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Quilling Scrolls Tutorial

Open scrolls help create the beautiful lace-like quality quil work. They are made by rolling one or both ends of a paper strip. But unlike coils, the rolled ends are not glued. When making scrolls, you will still want to condition the paper in the direction you want to roll.

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Loose scroll :
Using your quilling tool, loosely roll a strip into a coil. Remove the tool and allow the roll to relax. Do not glue.


S – scroll : Loosely roll one end of a paper strip half way down. Flip the paper and loosely roll the other end in the opposite direction to form an ‘S’ shape. Do not glue.


C – scroll : Loosely roll one end of a paper strip half way down. Flip the paper and loosely roll the other end toward the center until it meets the loose coil made from the other end and forms an ‘C’ shape. Do not glue.


V – scroll : Fold your strip in half. Loosely roll each end outward to form a ‘V’ shape. Do not glue.

Heart scroll : Fold your strip in half. Loosely roll each end inward towards the center to form a ‘V’ shape. Do not glue.


S-scrolls and C-scrolls make beautiful ‘filler’ quills for larger projects. V-scrolls and loose scrolls are often used as wonderful tendrils to accent quilled blooms. Scrolls can also be combined to form some lovely designs for interesting special effects.

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**This tutorial was designed and created by Neha Shah of Quilling Galaxy. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.**

Quilling Shapes Tutorial

Tight Coil
Step 1 – Insert the tip of your paper strip into the slot of your quilling tool and wind tightly.
Step 2 – Secure with glue after carefully sliding the coil off.
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Open Coil
05Repeat Step 1. Slide the unglued coil from the tool and allow to gently open into circle shape.

Closed Coil
Repeat Step 1. Slide the unglued coil from the tool. Place it onto the circle template board (into your desired circle size) and allow to gently open. Glue end to secure.
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The closed coil is the base shape for all the other shapes in this tutorial.You may wish to make a bunch and then further practice the remaining quilling shapes.

Tear Drop
Begin with the closed coil. Pinch one side to create the tear drop shape.
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Bent Tear Drop
1617Begin by making a tear drop. By bending slightly with your fingers, you can achieve a slight curve as pictured to the left.

Marquise
1213Begin with the closed coil. Squeeze both ends of a closed coil to create a marquis shape.

Slug
1920Begin by making a marquis. Curve each tip in opposite directions to form a slug.

Square
2324Begin by making a marquis. Pinch off both rounded sides to a point. Open the diamond shape to reveal the square shape.

1/2 circle (Straight)
2829Begin by making a tear drop. Move the center nearer to the point and then pinch off the bottom on the other sides.

1/2 circle (Curved)
3233Begin by making a 1/2 circle (straight). Press the shape around a pen or similar object to create a cresent shape.

Triangle
2627Begin by making a 1/2 circle (straight). Pinch off both rounded top to a point. Create a triangle.

Heart
Begin by making a tear drop. Press in the round part with the tip of your tool. Simple & easy heart is ready!
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Finish! Get started to create your own design!

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**This tutorial was designed and created by Neha Shah of Quilling Galaxy. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.**

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