Quilling Basics and Free Patterns

New to quilling? 

No supplies? No experience? No problem! Watch my video, "Quilling for Beginners" to see that you can start quilling with a toothpick and ruled paper.

Download a worksheet and follow along with me as I show you how to make basic shapes in my YouTube video.

Quilling Glue Basics - 5 Helpful Tips

Do you have a hard time with glue showing on your quilling? In this video I’ll show you how to make your glue invisible!

How to Cut Quilling Paper Strips 

You can buy your own quilling paper strips, but I prefer to cut my own because I prefer a specific weight or color of paper, which is not available in pre-cut packages. I use a Cricut Explore electric cutting machine and offer free SVG files for you to cut your own. If you want to cut them by hand, I also have free templates for that too!

Download Hand Cutting Template

There are 4 pages in the "DIY Quilling Strips.pdf" file, containing varying widths of 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inch markings on top and bottom. Read about how to cut here: http://paperzen.blogspot.ca/2014/06/diy-quilling-strips-tutorial-with-free.html

Download Digital Files for Electric Cutters like Cricut Explore or Silhouette Cameo

For those who have a digital die cutter, I have compressed 4 SVG files or DXF files (for Silhouette Studio) with varying widths.

Quilling Storage Boxes & Mailing Boxes

Store your precious work in progress using inexpensive box ideas. Protect your heartfelt gifts in boxes for mailing.

Quilling Envelope – Free Pillow Box Template

Protect your quilling with a puff of air using my free pillow box template.

Right and Wrong Sides of Quilling Paper

How can you tell what is the "right" or "wrong" side of quilling paper strips? Watch my tutorial to see how easy it is when you know where and how to look for it. 

Vortex Coils

Watch my tutorial to see how easy it is to make Vortex Coils. There is a simple way to uncoil the innermost shapes quickly. There's no need to use your fingers to unravel them one by one.

Quilling Snowflake - Grid and Pattern Template

Let it snow! Here's a simple quilled snowflake pattern, perfect for unique cards for your family and friends this holiday. Download the free snowflake PDF pattern.

 Card backgrounds for quilling or other crafts

How To Quill Tea Cup and Vase


  1. Thank you for the downloads and the great tips 😊

    1. Hello Sibu, thanks for commenting! I'm happy to hear my work has been helpful! I'd love to see your work one day!