FringersThere are two basic types of fringers available to quillers, the 90° fringer creates a cut in the paper straight up and down like this: |||||||||. This is the fringers used more often by quillers. It is adjustable in depth and width of the fringe accepting paper strips form 1/4" to 3/8".
The 45° fringer produces cuts at an angle,\\, used to form leaves and flowers. The 1/4" to 3/4" paper in most applications is folded in half lengthwise before inserting into the fringer.
Here is a link to the CQ Newsletter with a pattern for a fringed flower using the 45° fringer:
Free fringed flower pattern
Both types of fringers are made to be used with quilling paper only, cardstock will damage the cutting mechanism.
Never use the cutting blade without paper, this will also damage the fringer.
When storing your fringer always make sure to keep a strip of paper in the fringer as to not damage the cutting blade.
To sharpen the blade, try cutting a strip of aluminum foil. Fringer bases are use to stabilize the machine making the fringing easier to perform. The models carried by CQ come in two versions single for one fringer and double for two. They come undrilled therefore will accommodate most brands of fringers. To use place fringer on base, lightly mark holes of the fringer, pre-drill then screw the fringer to the base.
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