Creating Quilling PatternsCreating your own quilling patterns can really open up a wide range of exciting possibilities with your quilling and make the craft so much more enjoyable as each piece is uniquely crafted to what you want or what will please a friend or family member.

Understanding the Basics of Quilling Patterns
Each two-dimensional quilling pattern is made up of some basic shapes. These include triangles, squares, crescents, sheaths, etc. When creating your own quilling designs you will need to think about how these basic shapes can be included in your pattern to create the effect you are looking for.

Draw Your Design Using the Basics
When you know the basic shapes used in paper quilling all you need to do is think about how you would draw any picture you want using these basic shapes put together. Let’s take a simple example of a Christmas tree. In its most basic constituent parts a Christmas tree would consist of a number of triangles on one another with a square or rectangular base for the trunk of the tree. Other patterns may be more complicated to draw but if you can break it down into some basic shapes then you should be able to use it as a quilling pattern.

Creating Three-Dimensional Quilling Patterns
Three dimensional designs are more difficult to create because of their very nature. You can’t simply draw the design on a flat piece of paper too easily. Still, try to think of what basic 3D shapes would make up your object. For example, to create a person you may want a cone for the body and a circle for the head. You can either choose to simply make notes on how to do your design or you can draw it on paper using symbols to represent the three dimensional nature of the object, whichever method is easier for you to remember.

Creating your own quilling patterns allows you to create unique designs and objects that no one else has made and to create beautiful items for your home or to give away to friends and family.