Fabric Quilling

I seems to have taken a detour which means I started working on something I didn’t plan to. Before I get back to where I should be going, which is creating a new mini landscape, I thought I’d share this. I treated some of my hand painted fabric with Terial Magic, a neat spray that makes fabric stiff until it is rinsed out. For this project the Terial Magic will not be removed.

This is my first, uneducated attempt at quilling. Quilling is a technique that uses paper strips to make coils and other decorative pieces. I figured if my fabric could be made stiff like paper I could use it in place of the paper. It was very fun and it could be addicting! Have you Quilled?

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First attempt. I like the leaf. The strip was cut 1/4″ wide. Usually 1/8″ wide is what is used. I used a tooth pick instead of the Quill tool (but one is on order!)… Breaking all the rules!
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See the fabric a little better.
pink yellow flower
I’ll be sharing how this fabric is painted in the near future. Strips cut 1/8″ on this one.
rosette
I used my fancy rotary cutter, cut an angle and ended up with this little rosette… not something a “real” quill artist would probably do.

About Ann Scott

Working with fabric and fiber for over forty years. Design, instruction, and sales.
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