FAQs

Scroll down to see the answers to these Frequently Asked Questions:
What is quilling?

How many strips come in a package and how long are they?

What size paper should I use?

What supplies do I need to get started?

What's a crimper?

What is a slotted tool?

What's a fringer and what's the difference between a 45 and a 90 degree fringer?

Can I return items if they are not used?

How much does shipping cost?

Do you accept PO's from schools and other institutions?

Can I order over the phone?

How do I pay by check?

Can I order special widths?


What is quilling? 

History of Quilling
(abridged from the North American Quilling Guild) 

Quilling, or paper filigree, is an intricate art form over 500 years old. Quilling originated in European religious orders where they used strips of paper resembling metal filigree in their reliquaries. The pieces are created by rolling narrow strips of paper into various shapes, and arranging them together to form a unique design. Although quilling appears delicate and ornate, it is amazingly simple and inexpensive. Great satisfaction is gained from the versatility of creating unlimited designs. Pieces can be created flat on a backing of paper or wood or free form 3-D stand alone objects designed for the home or as gifts such as greeting cards and framed items.

How many strips come in a package and how long are they? Different manufacturers have different specifications for their paper. In many cases, there are 50 strips and they are 24" long (standard colors). If you click on the item's color square you will receive more information on that item.

What size paper should I use? In most cases, the regular width of paper (1/8") is what is used except in cases where a pattern calls for a different size.

What supplies do I need to get started? Quilling paper, white glue, straight pins, ruler, scissors, tweezers, and a quilling board are all you need to begin creating.

What's a crimper? A crimper makes a corrugated pattern like the inside of cardboard. The Crimper accepts quilling paper strips up to 3/8" in width.

What is a slotted tool? The slotted tool is perfect for starting the roll. The end of the strip goes in the slot and you simply turn the handle. A variety of slotted tools are available for varying needs.

What's a fringer and what's the difference between a 45 and a 90 degree fringer? A fringer makes a uniform precise cut at exact intervals to create a fringed effect. The 90 degree cut is ideal for flowers and the 45 degree fringer is great for making leaves.

Can I return items if they are not used? To return the items, please send them along with your sales receipt to:

 Higley Enterprises
 6861 Penn Ave Wernersville, Pa 19565 

Just let us know the reason you are returning the item.

How much does shipping cost? For U.S. orders, we are pleased to offer you flat rate shipping of $3.99 regardless of order size. We also have a free shipping option for Quilling SuperSTAR Club Members.

Do you accept PO's from schools and other institutions? Yes. Please use the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

Can I order over the phone? Yes. Our phone number is (610) 693-4039. Someone is here to take your call Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM EST.

How do I pay by check? To pay for your order by check, please use "Check or Money Order" as your payment option. Send your check to the address below. Your order will ship once payment is received. (U.S. Funds only)

Can I order special widths?  Yes, please contact us on this page or by phone at (610) 693-4039 to order paper in special widths. Please be aware that a minimum purchase of four packages is necessary to order in special widths.

Higley Enterprises
4408A Pottsville Pike
Reading, PA 19605