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Activity Discussion Art & Craft How to make sure that the rolled quill-strip doe not unfurl?


  • How to make sure that the rolled quill-strip doe not unfurl?

    Posted by Ankita on June 23, 2023 at 10:52 am

    This is a problem I have seen happening regularly. The rolled quill strip unfurls. Even if you glue the outer bit down, the roll still unfurls. Only way I have seen work so far is to immediately make it into a design by pinching or stick it on a paper. But what if the design you are making is 3-D and you need a circle only?

    Aditi replied 4 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Aditi

    December 4, 2023 at 3:12 pm
    Not Helpful

    Securing a rolled quill strip to prevent it from unfurling involves careful handling and the use of appropriate adhesives. Here’s a step-by-step guide:<div>


    **Select a High-Quality Quilling Paper:** Begin with a good-quality quilling paper, as this will make it easier to maintain the desired shape.

    **Apply Adhesive Correctly:** Use a minimal amount of glue or adhesive along the edge of the paper strip. A fine-tip applicator can help control the glue amount. Avoid excess glue that may seep out and cause the quill to stick to surfaces.

    **Allow for Drying Time:** After applying the adhesive, allow the rolled quill strip to dry completely before releasing it. This ensures that the glue sets, holding the quill in its rolled shape.

    **Use a Holding Tool:** While the quill dries, use a holding tool like a paper clip, hairpin, or a specialized quilling tool to keep the roll in place. This prevents accidental unraveling.

    *Consider a Sealant:** For added security, you can use a clear sealant or a thin layer of clear nail polish along the edge of the quill. This provides an extra layer of protection against unraveling.

    *Practice Consistent Tension:** Maintain consistent tension as you roll the quill strip. Even tension helps in creating a uniform coil, making it less likely to unfurl.

    By following these steps and practicing good quilling techniques, you can create beautifully rolled quill strips that stay in place without unraveling.


    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  Aditi Atri.
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