Thursday, September 20, 2012

Easy Quilled Hat

One day while experimenting, I realized that I could make large quilled shapes if I used wider paper and crimping it before rolling. It was easier to work with and control the tension.

This is a photo of the first crimped quilling project I submitted that was published in a book (2003). They wanted an easy, framed quilled project that would take less than one hour to make.

You only need two loose coils. One shaped-half circle and a shaped-marquise. The instructions say I used a 1/4" wide by 68 inch  (.635 cm x 160 cm) crimped strip to make each shape. I made two circle templates with the same paper that I dropped the coils in to release. One 1.75" (4.45 cm) diameter for the top and 2.5" (6.35 cm) diameter for the brim. 

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I have also used this design to make red and purple hat motifs for cards, tags, scrapbooking (The Red Hat Society) and a wedding hat. The possibilities to embellish the hat (the fun part) are endless!

Thanks for looking.
Have a great day!
-Molly



8 comments:

Ann said...

Very cute and quick and easy projects are what I like best. I haven't done any quilling in quite some time and I think the main reason is because of how time consuming it can be

Nágela said...

Molly,

Absolutely adorable!
Hugs!

SUSAN said...

ooooh :) this is really so sweet....

hugs

chillin with Quillin said...

very nice and simple!!!!
Paula

Bronwyn said...

Thanks Molly....I must get around to
doing more with crimping

Lisa Fulmer said...

so pretty - lovely detail!

Baukje said...

thank you for all the wonderful things that I've seen your back to Molly
Greetings Baukje

MetalFimo2 said...

le tue creazioni in quilling sono bellissimi , brava se ti va passa da me www.metalfimo2.blogspot.com

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