Quilling 101

On Makezine you'll find the basic quilling guide I promised recently... information about getting started, tools, and a few simple Valentine projects that feature the teardrop coil, one of the most common quilled shapes.


If you'd like to replicate the card, I've included a link in the Materials section to the file where you can print out the watercolor background paper.

Or maybe you'd rather make a pendant.

Then again, how about a jar filled with chocolate? Yum - good choice!

Quilling 101 - Have fun, and if any questions come to mind, don't hesitate to ask.

Ann Martin
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  1. Fabulous idea to post a tutorial. If anyone can get people hooked on quilling, it would be you!

  2. These are great Ann! I love the variety you've shown. Perfect! Thanks for sharing :) hugs, xo

  3. I know I'm focused on the wrong thing here - but at first I thought maybe the jar was filled with quilled hearts, even though you said it's filled with chocolate. Then I spied my favorite word associated with chocolate - Dove! And judging by the red foil wrappers, I do believe this is dark chocolate!

    And the quilling is really lovely too!

  4. Thanks so much for the nice comments, everyone.

    Stefani, you guessed correctly - positively delish!

  5. Lovely! Sure beats the regular heart! Thanks for sharing! Always a treat to read your posts!

  6. The heart is beautiful! I have a hectic few weeks of work ahead of me, but as soon as I have a spare moment I'm going straight to that tutorial! Thanks for sharing it.

  7. Hello, Ann,

    I made a few pendants and had such a good time I posted about them with a link back to you and your tutorial. Mine did not have the perfect little swirls and evenness as your do, but they are still sweet.

    Always a joy to visit wit you!
    Kindly, ldh

    Here is the link to my post:


  8. I'm thrilled you gave the hearts a try, ldh - they look so pretty and I loved your post. Thank you!

  9. I just started willing...quite unheard of where I am from! Love it! Your site is so much help and the pretty things you make, make my friends go ooh and aah. Mine, not so much ;)!
    Thanks for getting me hooked on this fun hobby!

  10. I'm glad you're having fun, girliepg. Keep at it and I guarantee you'll get better and better. :)


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