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quilling

[ kwil-ing ]

noun

  1. the flutes or ridges in quilled quill material.
  2. quilled quill fabric, lace, ribbon, etc.


quilling

/ ˈkwɪlɪŋ /

noun

  1. decorative craftwork in which a material such as glass, fabric, or paper is formed into small bands or rolls that form the basis of a design


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Word History and Origins

Origin of quilling1

First recorded in 1630–40; quill + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

Pardessus of the same material, trimmed all round with a quilling of plain purple ribbon.

Finish the muff at the edges by a cord or a quilling of ribbon.

The sleeves, small at the wrist, were trimmed with folds of the material and a quilling of white lace at the hand.

There was also sent from Plymouth a piece of blond, a piece of quilling net, and eleven pairs of childrens stockings, for sale.

I used to help do some of the quilling—running the yarn or linen thread upon spools to be used in the shuttles.

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