Sides of Quilling Paper Tutorial

Welcome to the Picture Tutorial of the different sides of quilling paper. 

This tutorial is simply the images that were used in the blog describing how to identify and properly use the different sides of quilling paper and how to conjoin them properly to give you better results when rolling a multi paper shape. 

I often say the “Right” side or the “Wrong” side of the paper but I want to reiterate that what may be right for one person may not be right for another.

There will be people out there who think that this is crazy and they personally will never notice the difference and perhaps may enjoy the different style it gives to their quilling. 

I have found that by gluing the “right” side of one piece to the “right” side of the next piece gives me a more fluid and esthetically pleasing effect. 

I encourage all of you to remember that I am sharing my experience and what has and hasn’t worked for me. Please explore quilling as a whole and find the different styles and techniques that work for you. 

Please click on any of the images below to find out specific information about the photo.

Once you have clicked on one of the images you will be able to cycle through them by using the arrows on either side of the picture.

You can also leave comments on individual pictures and in turn read other comments that have previously been submitted. 


  1. This Is great that you’ve taken the time to document and share this! It is something that I use often and have been a bit intimidated to share yet as it can be hard to see and explain via photos. But you’ve done a great job! I find that if I glue a right side to a wrong side and roll it, there will be a slightcolor variance, most noticeable with big tight rolls. Or even if I glue right side to right side, but the wrong end. Oh the details we need to pay attention to! I will be sharing this on facebook soon, thanks!

    • Thank you so much for your support. I really learned this lesson the hard way once I started experimenting with tight coiled designs. I too saw there was a color difference and almost a different texture. By simply paying attention to the direction and side of the paper I was able to eliminate the distraction and make the piece much more appealing. I look forward to sharing more tips. I have certainly learned a lot from your blog over my quilling life (Which is not all that long) and I look forward to sharing projects that were inspired by you. Have a delicious day Honey!

  2. So wonderful of you to share this. I learned ‘right/wrong’ paper early on, and “feel” for the sides before I pick up my tool. So many people, new to this wonderful art wouldn’t know this, and it does make a huge difference.

  3. Thanks Sweetpezs. I’m trying to make the information that I lacked available to the beginner quiller. I wish I had this info early on. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy rolling!

  4. Hi Kristen, I want to thank you for sharing your expertise on quilling. I am new to quilling and found the information so helpful. Sincerely, Charlotte

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