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****PDF instructional TUTORIAL so you can make your own Heart-In-Hand quill art****

The Heart-In-Hand design, consisting of a heart inside an open palm, is easily recognizable in the northern United States where it originated with the Shakers. It represents charity given from the heart and implies a loving welcome. The words “Hand to Work, Heart to God” often accompany the design.

This Heart-In-Hand design is part of a set of three folk art designs and features the quilling technique of bandaging.

Finished size of quilled Heart-In-Hand is approximately 2-1/2" x 3-3/4". Finished size of quill art mounted on background template (provided in pattern) is approximately 4" x 4".

This 11 page full color PDF file contains:
• Over 6 pages of instructions complete with step-by-step photos
• Bandaging technique tutorial
• Quilling shape chart describing how to make each coil and scroll used in the design
• Pattern Guide for your work board
• Printable background page with “Hand to Work, Heart to God” to complete your own framed quill art piece
• Quilling Guide with helpful tips and basic quilling instructions


This is a PDF file which will be available for download upon purchase through Etsy.


The art of quilling (also known as paper filigree) was born over 500 years ago when artists discovered that narrow strips of paper could be rolled, scrolled, fluted, and fringed, and then arranged to create beautiful designs. The original tool used to roll the strips of paper and vellum was the quill of a bird feather, giving this art its name.

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Tutorial -- Quilled Heart-In-Hand Folk Art Pattern

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