Basic quilling

Quilled cards

Hello friends..

I tried making some quilled cards for the first time and here is the result.

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Do let me know how you like my quilled cards.. Please donot forget to like this page ūüôā


Graphic Quilling: Butterfly

Hello friends..

Quilled swirls have always inspired me.. They look awesome when done with vibrant colors. Here is my attempt to make a butterfly with quilled swirls..

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Tiny blue wildflowers

I saw these tiny blue/purple wildflowers while browsing online a few days back and instantly fell in love with  the color and their tiny petals.

Purple wildflowers

Purple wildflowers

I tried to make quilled flowers resembling these cuties and this is what I could make . I also made a few buds to match the flowers.

Blue wildflowers

     Blue wildflowers

Though the quilled flowers are not exactly like the actual flowers, I totally loved the outcome.

I hope you like it too..

Happy quilling!!

Before you start quilling..

Basic quilling supplies

Basic quilling supplies

In my previous post, I had shown you about some of the basic shapes in quilling. Before you start making wonderful creations with quilling there are a few basic thing you should know about the supplies you use.

Quilling paper:

Quilling strips of 3mm and 10mm width

Quilling strips of 3mm and 10mm width

The quilling paper is available as strips of 3mm, 5mm, 7mm and 10mm widths. One side of the quilling paper is shiny while the other surface is matt. While rolling the paper into coils, make sure that the shiny surface faces the outside so that the finished pattern has a glossy finish.

Quilling Needle:

Quilling needle come in different form. The most suitable for beginners is a slotted needle. It has a slit at its tip to hold the edge of the quilling strip firmly without slipping. This makes it easier for the beginners to roll the paper strips into coils. However, the tip of the needle is thick which would leave a hole in the middle of the tightly would coils.


You can use any general purpose glue to stick the strips. However, it is good to choose a glue such as fevicol which dries up quickly. Make sure you only use a little amount glue because excess glue can stick to the sides and make your designs look bad. It is better to use a sharp object such a toothpick to apply the glue. You can also use fevicol as a varnish or waterproof shield on the finished quilled projects. Just smear a thin layer of fevicol on your final design either with a finger or with a flat brush and leave it to dry for a couple of hours. As the fevicol dries, the quilled design becomes more firm, waterproof and gets as glossy finish.

Why wait.. Get your quilling supplies and start rolling..

Happy Quilling!!