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What is Paper Quilling?
Paper quilling (also called paper filigree) is a paper art where you roll thin paper strips into coils and pinch them into different shapes. Those shapes are then put together to form all sorts of designs from flowers, snowflakes and animals to mosaics and other creative patterns. Paper quilling is often used in scrap booking, card making and framing pictures or wedding invitations. Click the following link to learn more about the history of quilling.

How long has Quilled Creations been in business?
Quilled Creations was started by Alli and Dave Bartkowski in 2002. It was a hobby of Alli's that we turned into a business. Now we are blessed to be able to work together everyday and sell quilling supplies and kits all over the world. We are located in a suburb of Rochester, NY.

What is the best way to get started in paper quilling?
If you are just getting started and don't have any supplies, the best thing to purchase is our Quilling Beginner Kit. The instructions are very easy to follow and will teach you all the basics. Alli Bartkowski has also written a great book that every beginner should own. Paper Quilling for the First Time shows you all the basics of quilling as well as many advanced techniques. We also have a great selection of free videos that teach you this wonderful craft.

What tools do I need to get started in paper quilling?
The main tool most beginners start with is the Slotted Quilling Tool. It is also a good idea to use a Circle Sizer Ruler or Cirlce Template Board so that your coils are a consistent size. You will also need craft glue.

What type of glue do you recommend for paper quilling?
For quilling you want a water based glue that is not too tacky or sticky. You want a glue that will dry quickly and dry clear. We highly recommend and sell Elmers Craft Bond Glue.

What is the most popular paper size for quilling?
Most paper quilling is done with the 1/8" (3mm) wide quilling paper. The 1/4" and 3/8" papers are used for miniatures, folded roses and fringed flowers.

What type of paper is used for paper quilling?
Paper quilling is done with text weight paper, which is heavier than printer paper but much lighter than card stock. Cardstock does not work well for quilling since it tends to bend instead of roll.

What is the easiest way to store your quilling strips?
Check out Alli's blog entry on the best way to store your quilling strips.

How come when I take the coil off the slotted tool it doesn't spread open?
It is likely you are rolling the strip too tight. Try to make a looser coil while applying even tension.

How come my coils are not the same size, even though I start with the same length strip?
Be sure to apply even pressure when rolling. Also try using a Circle Sizer Ruler or Cirlce Template Board to make sure your coils all come out the same.

Do you sell a Quilling Fringer?
We currently do not sell a Fringer. We have not found one that lives up to our quality standards and therefore do not sell it. We do offer a fringed mum quilling die that can be used to create fringed flowers. You can find information on this with a video on how it work here.

What is your Angel Policy? Can I make one of your designs and sell it? If you have purchased one of our kits and would like to sell a completed item made from the kit, you are allowed to do this. We do not allow others to mass produce our designs, but we do allow this on a small level.

I am looking for someone to make a quilled wedding invitation for me. Do you do that? I am sorry, but we no longer do custom quilled designs. We do sell kits just for this! Our Wedding Romance Quilling Kit is the perfect kit to teach you how to do this.

Besides online, where can I purchase your products? We do sell a limited product line through Hobby Lobby and AC Moore. You can also contact your local crafts stores, stamping stores and scrap booking stores to ask if they carry our products. If you don't want to order online, you can also call our offices and place your order over the phone 1-877-QUILLED (1-877-784-5533). We also accept mail orders sent to:
Quilled Creations PO Box 492 Penfield, NY 14526

I do not live in the USA, will you ship your products to me? Yes, we ship our products all over the world on a daily basis. You can enter your order on our website and it will show you the shipping options and associated costs before your payment is required.

How quick do you ship out your orders? This information can be found in our shipping policy.

How can I return products? This information can be found in our return policy.

Didn't find your question here? Be sure to contact us and we will be happy to answer any question you have.




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