Cutting your own quilling paper strips with an electric cutting machine is really quick and easy, and it’s how I’ve been cutting my own paper for many years now. I had to cut my own thicker paper for “on edge quilling” or "quillography" projects because venders just didn’t offer it until the last couple of years.
Ever since I made cutting files for myself, I’ve been giving them away on my blog. If you’ve downloaded my cutting files in the past, then you’ll want to download my updated files because I’ve made significant improvements on them. Watch my video tutorial to see how the cutting path has been made as efficient as possible.
My files are created in 5 widths for:
- inches: 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/5
- mm: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10
The following machines can import SVG (Amazon affiliate links):
- Cricut: Explore, Joy, Maker
- Silhouette: Cameo, Curio, SD (with Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition)
- Brother ScanNCut
- Pazzles Vue
- Bosskut Gazelle
The following machines can import DXF:
- Silhouette: Cameo, Curio, SD
Method 1 - Cut Quilling Strips with MarginsCut your strips with margins on either side and they will never get tangled. After tearing them off, you'll need to trim the ends to make them clean.
Method 2 - Cut Quilling Strips with FringeLeave a margin on one side and your strips will still be manageable. There is less wastage than Method 1, and I usually use this method on scrap pieces rather than full sized pieces of paper.
Method 3 - Cut Quilling Strips Without MarginsThere is no wastage with this method of cutting, and the strips will all be individually cut.
Bonus - Happy Birthday Message
Decorate a birthday gift with a unique twist using letters on a ribbon of quilling!