What is the best paper to use for quilling?
What type of paper is used for paper quilling? Paper quilling is done with text weight paper, which is heavier than printer paper but much lighter than card stock. Cardstock does not work well for quilling since it tends to bend instead of roll.
What weight paper should I use for quilling?
Pre-cut strips will usually come in an acid-free paper in the appropriate weight. If you are cutting your own strips, I would recommend starting with paper that weighs 120 gsm (grams per square meter) as it is ideal for rolling and creating shapes. However, you can use anything from 80 to 160 gsm for paper quilling.
Can you quill with construction paper?
A high quality children’s construction paper can be suitable for quilling: it’s usually thick and the colors are vibrant. I cut paper using a craft knife and a metal ruler, several sheets at a time, as I wrote in Quilling Basics.