How to Cut Paper Quilling Strips

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How to Cut Paper Quilling Strips. You can buy precut quilling strips, but if you have a paper trimmer it's simple to cut your own strips. Here's how.

Quilling, the art of twirling paper into decorative designs, is a simple craft made from a simple material -- narrow strips of rolled paper. You can buy precut quilling strips, but if you have a paper trimmer (and anyone interested in paper crafts should), why go through the expense? It's simple to cut your own strips.

I regularly cut scraps of scrapbook paper into quilling strips and I never run out. Quilling strips are regularly 1/8 inch thick and I find this works well. You can cut them wider if you prefer. With most quilling designs, it's important to be precise, but with freeform designs like our Quilling Paper package ornaments, you can mix and match strip widths and they will still look great.


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Step 1. Line your paper up in the trimmer so you can trim off 1/8 inch wide strips. For my Fiskar's brand trimmer, I just need to line the paper up with the metal ruler edge.

Step 2. Trim off a strip, reposition the paper and repeat to make as many strips as you need.

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