The tools used in paper quilling are rather simple and straightforward. Some of the common tools used in the process are slotted quilling tool, needle, glue, tweezers and pins. Just by using these simple tools, long strips of paper are wound tightly and released, and hereby forming complicated and complex shapers. To get higher precision of quilling accuracy, these tools should be made with better metal quality and made to last longer.

Here are some of the basic uses of such tools:

Slotted Quilling tool – the slot that is attached along its shaft is used to hold the paper securely as you turn the tool in your hand. Generally, the knurl on the handle ensures a firm grip of your hand that will be helpful in the rolling of a neater and even tight roll.

Needle tool – Basically the needle used to used to enable a finer centre hole after rolling. This will generally produce a much tighter roll with a smaller hole in the center.

Glue – One of the most important tools in paper quilling. The glue is widely used in joining the shaped quills. In order to produce better and tighter quills, a basic mastery of glue handling is necessary ie the quantity and how you apply them onto your paper.

Tweezers – Tweezers are excellent tool to put together small bits and pieces of your paper quilling in right place. They can be used to hold the coils that have been shaped, while you put a few drops of glue on the edges you are glueing together without damaging it.

Pins – While the tweezers will help you to put together all the small bits and pieces when you are sticking them, pins are used when you are drying up the glue. The pins will allow you to put the project aside and finish it later, while waiting for the glue to dry up.

Jennifer Walter is an avid paper quiller who provides free quilling information on her website http://www.mypaperquilling.com.  Join her in the forum together with many other paper quillers around the world for some great discussions and tutorials.

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