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How to Quill Paper: 40+ Free Paper Quilling Patterns


Updated October 11, 2016
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Simple Quilled Daisy CardThe art of paper quilling or paper filigree is a timeless craft that can be used for almost any project. From decorative items like wall hangings or coasters to DIY embellishments for scrapbook pages and cards, paper quilling patterns are as versatile as they are beautiful. If you're new to quilling, you only need to learn how to make a few basic coils in order to form the foundations for most of these paper quilling projects. While the finished works are so beautiful that they might seem daunting, don't let this stop you! Once you learn how to quill paper, a gate will be opened to a world of paper crafting possibility. Embellish all of your upcoming paper crafts with quilled spirals, flowers, snowflakes, and more when you explore these 40+ Free Paper Quilling Patterns.

In the categories below, you will find Homemade Card Ideas, How to Make Paper Jewelry, and More Free Quilling Patterns. There are varying degrees of skill level in each category, so take a look and see what you want to try next. We are always adding more incredible quilling ideas and art on AllFreePaperCrafts, too.

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Paper Quilling Patterns

How to Quill Paper:
40+ Free Paper Quilling Patterns

Table of Contents

Homemade Card Ideas
How to Make Paper Jewelry
More Free Quilling Patterns


Homemade Card Ideas 

2-for-1 Tent Card Tutorial

Homemade cards always look more thoughtful when they have added embellishments, and quilled flowers are a fabulous way to embellish any handmade card. From roses to daisies to grasses and more, these homemade card ideas have the loveliest decorations. Ask your niece what her favorite color is, grab a pattern for your friend's favorite flower, and start quilling gorgeous embellishments for handmade cards today!

  1. All Purpose Quilled Greeting Card

  2. Elegant Paper Flower Card

  3. 2-for-1 Tent Card Tutorial - pictured!

  4. Simple Quilled Daisy Card

  5. Simple and Special Rick Rack Card

  6. Lovely Quilled Heart Flower Card

  7. 3D Miniature Birthday Card

  8. Gorgeous Quilled Birthday Cake Card

  9. Adorable Quilled Duck Baby Card

  10. Pistachio Peacock Feather Card

  11. Quilled Flowers Card - watch the video!

  12. Pretty Lavender Flower Punch Card

  13. Paper Quilling DIY Wedding Card

  14. Ocean-Inspired Quilled Paper Cards

  15. Quilled Balloon Paper Birthday Card - watch the video!


How to Make Paper Jewelry 

Quilled Bird Necklace

Turn your paper quilling into wearable crafts. These earrings and necklaces will be a hit when you wear them to family gatherings or give them as gifts to your loved ones. Use beautiful metallic quilling paper to give your jewelry projects a lustrous sheen. Quilled hearts and flowers make gorgeous pendants. Accessorize with paper and amaze everyone you see.

  1. Quilled Paper Rose Locket

  2.  Quilled Bird Necklace - pictured!

  3. Quilled Gilded Earrings

  4. Quilled Hearts Jewelry

  5. Cute Quilled Flower Locket

  6. AMAZING! Quilled Paper Butterfly Rings

  7. Fringed Paper Quilled Earrings

  8. Ombre Quilled Paper Earrings

  9. Colorful Quilled Paper Necklace

  10. Quilled Paper Jhumka Earrings

  11. Quilled Heart Pendant

  12. Boho Fun Quilled DIY Statement Necklace - so incredible!

More Free Quilling Patterns 

Quilled Paper Flowers

Decorate your home, Christmas tree, handmade cards, or scrapbook layouts with any of these remaining tutorials. String together several paper snowflakes to create a lovely garland for the winter season, and learn how to make paper flowers with various quilled coils. No matter what occasion you want to commemorate, you will find a beautiful paper quilling tutorial to suit your interests.

  1. Pretty Quilled Vase and Teacup

  2. Frosted Ice Quilled Snowflake

  3. Blushing Folded Paper Rose

  4. Quilled Paper Flowers - pictured!

  5. NEW! Quilling Flowers and Leaves Tutorial

  6. Quilled Spills for Birthday Candles and More

  7. Quilled Fringe Paper Flowers

  8. Amazing Quilled Topiaries - fantastic centerpiece idea!

  9. Radiant Quilled Butterfly

  10. Quilled Spider Chrysanthemum Flowers

  11. Put a Bird on It Paper Quilling Pattern

  12. Paper Quilled Heart Box

  13. How to Quill a Paper Butterfly

  14. Summertime Quilled Floral Frame

  15. UNIQUE! Quilled Paper Candle Holder

  16. Stunning Quilled Paper Jewelry Box

  17. Royal Quilled Christmas Ornaments

  18. Winter Swirls Snowflake Ornament


How to Scrapbook and Craft with Embellishments: 13 Simple Paper Crafts

Learn how to make a variety of new embellishments with our free eBook titled, How to Scrapbook and Craft with Embellishments: 13 Simple Paper Crafts.


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Boho Fun Quilled DIY Statement Necklace

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My stepdaughter is new to quilling anyone know any books for complete beginner's

Hi! We don't have a book (yet!) but we do have a few tutorial articles, like,, and Some of the quillers featured in this collection have fantastic resources on their blogs. I would check out and -Krista, editor, AllFreePaperCrafts

nice site with great ideas.

Summer fruity fizz sandals necklace

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! We loved all of the creative choices. The new necklace name is Boho Fun! - Krista, Editor, AllFreePaperCrafts

vibrant tear drops

Alice's Quilled Wonderland Necklace

Rainbow Angel Wings 3

I would call it "Oh so quilled" necklace

Hanging By a Quill, or Quilled by the Neck

Crazy Quilled Collar

so much fun

Call it "Rainbow by the Sea"

"Spiraling outta control" is what I would name it

I'd call it "Ms. Frizzle's Statement Necklace"

I would call it "Dizzy Circle Necklace"!


I would call it "Aroraborealis" --- I am sure that the spelling is wrong --- but the colours remind me of the wonderful display of colour in a crisp winter's eve sky.

I would name this Blooming Fantastic 100%

I would name this Boho fun

I would name this "Rainbow Splash." sandhollowgems at yahoo dot com

Rainbow Quilled Neck Elegance

Burst of Colors Quilled Necklace

Radiant Rainbow Statement Necklace

I would name this project "Beaded Mosaic Paper Necklace."

Pop of Every Color Statement Necklace

I just got into paper quilling myself and I love how these projects range in skill level. I'm hoping to work up to that gorgeous Paper Quilled Heart Box.

My nephew loves to quill, so I'll be passing along these cool craft ideas to him.

I can't believe how gorgeous these are! Is this something a beginner can learn how to do?

You may want to start with this: Also, the Simple and Special Rick Rack Card is great for beginners!


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