10 Paper Quilling Tools and 10 Quilling Templates

Jan 11, 2023 | Art, drawing or painting, Crafting Tool Reviews, Paper crafts

Are you a paper crafter? If you enjoy scrapbooking and cardmaking, give paper quilling a try. Paper quilling is a great way to create embellishments with simple strips of paper. It is an inexpensive art form that only requires a few paper quilling tools and strips of paper.

Paper Quilling Tools and Quilling Templates

 

What Is Quilling

Quilling is a type of paper crafting. Narrow strips of paper are rolled into coils or manipulated into other shapes using specialised paper quilling tools. The pieces are arranged and glued together to make intricate patterns.

Paper Quilling Tools

Quilling Projects

Some projects you can make with a set of paper quilling tools are:

  • Greeting cards
  • Wall art
  • Jewellery
  • Flowers
  • Baubles
  • Home decorations
  • …and More

 

Quilling with Your Cricut

The name Cricut is synonymous with paper crafting. If you enjoy working with paper and already own a Cricut, you may be wondering if you can use your Cricut for quilling. And the answer is, yes you can!

Quilling is fairly easy to master. And to make it even easier, you can use your Cricut die cutting machine to cut your paper strips. But a machine is not necessary. If you do not own a Cricut, you can still use your Cricut quilling tool set. You will just have to cut your strips by hand or purchase precut strips of paper specially designed for quilling.

Cutting quilling strips with your Cricut is very easy. Simply download predesigned SVG files and get cutting. You can even use Cricut Design Space to make your own strip pattern.

 

10 Paper Quilling Tools and Accessories

Paper Quilling Accessories

Although Cricut no longer offers their Cricut Quilling Tool set, you can still find other brands of paper quilling tools. Below are some additional paper quilling tool sets, accessories, and supplies.

 

1. Paper Quilling Tools for Art Craft DIY Paper Cardmaking Project

This paper quilling set is perfect for anyone getting started in quilling. The set includes 12 handy tools that are made from good quality plastic and stainless steel. They are waterproof, rustproof, and sturdy. Included are 8 different size slotted quilling tools, tweezers, a curling coach, and 2 bone folders.

Paper Quilling Tools for Art Craft DIY Paper Cardmaking Project

Find the Quilling Tool Set Here

 

2.12 Pack Paper Slotted Quilling Tool Kit

Here is a set of premium paper quilling tools. The tools are waterproof, rustproof, and sturdy. Included are a curling coach, 4 quilling needle pens, a needle tool, tweezers, and 5 slotted quilling tools.

12 Pack Paper Slotted Quilling Tool Kit

Find the Quilling Tool Set Here

 

3. My Creative Camp 4 Paper Quilling Tool Set

This quilling tool set is easy to keep organized along with the needle tool, 2 slotted quilling tools, and tweezers, is a storage box. The needle tool and paper quilling tools have ergonomic, soft grip handles for hours of use.

My Creative Camp 4 Paper Quilling Tool Set

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4. Paper Quilling Accessories and Storage Toolbox

Get everything you need to start quilling in this one paper quilling kit. You get paper strips, a storage box, paper crimper, slotted quilling tools, electric rolling pen, comb, half ball mini mold, tweezers, scissors, applicator bottles,3 shape towers, bead pin, curling coach, grid guide, and quilling board.

Paper Quilling Accessories and Storage Toolbox

Find the Paper Quilling Kit Here

 

5. 2 in 1 Quilling Slotted Tool Paper Rolling Electric Pen

Does quilling hurt your wrists? Instead of manually rolling the paper, you can use an electric slotted paper quilling tool. The amount of pressure you apply to the button determines the speed.

2 in 1 Quilling Slotted Tool Paper Rolling Electric Pen

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6. Cricut Provo Craft Cuttlebug Paper Quilling Kit

These dies make it easy to cut paper strips for creating Chrysanthemum. The dies are designed to work with the Cuttlebug or equivalent die cutting machine. Included are a quilling pen, ten green 6-inch floral wires, four 8-3/4 by 1-inch cutting dies, and instructions.

Cricut Provo Craft Cuttlebug Quilling Kit

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7. Quilled Creations Q18-2 Garden Favorites Quilling Die

Make stunning quilled flowers with the help of these dies from Quilled Creations. The dies are compatible with most major brands of roller die- cutting machines. Included are dies to make gardenias, peonies, and daisies.

Quilled Creations Q18-2 Garden Favorites Quilling Die

Get the Quilling Dies Here

 

8. Cricut Glue Gun and Mini Sticks Bundle Kit

Cricut understands the needs of crafters. This glue gun has a compact, ergonomic design. It is comfortable to use and easy to control. The Cricut quilling tool reduces drips, strings, and backflow of glue. The small tip makes it easy to create fine lines and small dots.

Cricut Glue Gun and Mini Sticks Bundle Kit

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9. Saktopdeco Colorful Flowers Paper Quilling Set

This paper quilling set of precut quilling strips is ideal for beginners or anyone that wants to save time. Included are 6 different flower petal shaped quilling papers in 9 colors. There is a total of 112 paper strips.

Saktopdeco Colorful Flowers Paper Quilling Set

Find the Quilling Strips Here

 

10. JUYA Multi-Color Paper Quilling Strips Set

With 60 colours and 1200 quilling strips, you will have plenty of paper to work with. Strips vary in width from 3 to 10mm and measure 54 cm long.

JUYA Multi-Color Paper Quilling Strips Set

Find the Quilling Strips Here

 

10 of Our Favorite Quilling Templates

Quilling is a lot of fun, and it can be relaxing. If you are ready to get started on your first quilling project or are looking for a new project to start, check out my list of favorite quilling projects below. Below are 10 quilling patterns you can make using paper quilling tools.

1. How to make the quilled hummingbird by LarissaZasadna

Do you enjoy watching hummingbirds? They symbolise joy, beauty, agility, and good luck. Using your Cricut quilling tool set, paper, and a few other tools, you can make this gorgeous hummingbird.  The pattern measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) x 7 inches (17.78 cm). When finished, this project would look amazing framed.

How to make the quilled hummingbird by LarissaZasadna

Find the Pattern by LarissaZasadna Here

 

2. Easy Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom

 Here is a free tutorial for making a fall tree. There is no physical pattern. So, you can design your tree as small or as big as you would like. To make the tree, you will need 5 mm quilling paper strips, white cardstock, craft glue, a Cricut quilling tool, and scissors.

Easy Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom

Find the Pattern by Artsy Craftsy Mom Here

 

3. Cat Quilling Template by PaperliciousBG

Are you looking for a unique gift for a cat lover? How about making them this colourful cat decoration? The pattern measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) x 8 inches (20.32 cm). It would make a great piece of wall decor.

Cat Quilling Template by PaperliciousBG

Find the Pattern by PaperliciousBG Here

 

4. Quilling Uppercase Letters Pattern by PaperZenShop

These quilling letters measure about 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height. They can be used for greeting cards, wedding decor, and banners. Included are uppercase letters from A to Z. The letters are pre-measured and only outlines. This gives you the ability to fill the letters in or surround the letters in any way you like.

Quilling Uppercase Letters Pattern by PaperZenShop

Find the Pattern by PaperZenShop Here

 

5. Quilled Snowflake Inside Glass Ornament Pattern by TheArtofQuilling

Follow along with this Christmas quilling tutorial to learn how to make glass snowflake ornaments. Everyone will ask you how you got the snowflakes into the ornaments. The snowflake is actually assembled inside. The tutorial includes 5 pages of instructions with step-by-step photos. 

Quilled Snowflake Inside Glass Ornament Pattern by TheArtofQuilling

Find the Pattern by TheArtofQuilling Here

 

6. Sunflower Quilling Template by TambellaArts

Here is a quilling pattern that includes SVG files that work with Cricut die cutting machines. This is an advanced pattern that uses multiple layers of paper to create a stunning sunflower. There are easy-to-follow instructions and links to helpful video tutorials.

Sunflower Quilling Template by TambellaArts

Get the Pattern by TambellaArts Here

 

7. Floral Digital Quilling Template by Katy Sue Designs

Are you new to quilling? Here is a free pattern that uses coloured lines that will help you follow the suggested colour palette. Along with the free pattern download, is a link to a video. The video will quickly walk you through the projects, giving you some tips along the way.

Floral Digital Quilling Template by Katy Sue Designs

Find the Pattern by Katy Sue Designs Here

 

8. Template for Quilling Coffee by PaperliciousBG

This piece would be perfect for a kitchen. Make it for your own home or give it as a gift to a fellow coffee enthusiast. The pattern is formatted to print on an A4 size piece of paper.

Template for Quilling Coffee by PaperliciousBG

Find the Pattern by PaperliciousBG Here

 

9. Elephant Quilling Template by LarissaZasadna

Make this adorable elephant to decorate a nursery or a child’s room. The elephant is whimsical and colourful. The pattern is 6 inches (15.24 cm) x 6 inches (15.24 cm). Create several of these to make a little elephant tribe.

Elephant Quilling Template by LarissaZasadna

Find the Pattern by LarissaZasadna Here

 

10. Chameleon Paper Quilling Template by MadeByHelenka

This chameleon pattern looks complicated. However, it is a lot easier than it looks. Unlike many other quilling patterns, this one comes with step-by-step instructions and photos. The finished design would make a great addition to a child’s room or display it next to an aquarium.

Chameleon Paper Quilling Template by MadeByHelenka

Find the Pattern by MadeByHelenka Here

 

Are you ready to try a new paper crafting technique? Grab yourself a set of paper quilling tools and work on one of these wonderful patterns.

Check out this Heart Paper quilling Pattern and share your finish art on our Facebook Page. You might also want to see my reviews on the Best Slotted Quilling Tools.

If you are new to the art of quilling, you will only need a few supplies to get started. The most common things you will need are paper quilling tools, tweezers, a ruler, and glue.

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