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Quilling is a fun and rewarding experience. Remember, experimentation is the key to perfection here!
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Step 1: What you need:

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1. Quilling strips
2. A quilling needle
3. Quilling or craft glue
4. Toothpicks
Wax paper can come in handy, too, but you don`t need to have it. Sewing needles can un-clog the glue bottle, if you need it.

Step 2: Thread needle

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Thread a quilling strip through the slit in the needle.

Step 3: Twirl

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Start twirling the needle away from you.

Step 4: Tight Coil

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Continue twirling until you get a tight coil.

Step 5: Gluing coils

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You can glue the coil now as a "tight coil", or...

Step 6: Gluing coils

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...release it on your work surface and let it expand to a "loose coil", then glue it. From there you can pinch it into shape or leave it a circle.

Step 7: Start butterflies

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To make a standard butterfly, you need these lengths of strips.

Step 8: Twirl

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Twirl those strips into loose coils. Just DO NOT twirl the 1-2" strip. Fold that into a V.

Step 9: Final steps

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Glue together as shown. Put thin films of glue in the general area where you will attach them, then hold together gently, but firmly. Do not handle them too much while the glue is wet, or they will fall apart, and the glue job will be messy.
Curl each end of the V as shown, and glue to the butterfly!

Step 10: Ta da!

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This is the finished standard butterfly. You can almost never make a mistake with creating your own now. You don`t even have to use the specified size strips! Plus, don`t only make butterflies- make whatever you want!

Step 11: Farewell!

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I hope you liked this project, and I also hope that you will continue study on this art. It is very fun as a hobby, and you can make money off of it, too. Remember, have fun!Farewell!