Like many people I've turned my attention towards making masks and yesterday I delivered these to my chiropractor..
Now I'm turning my attention to making more which will be heading to a central drop off being spearheaded by our local quilt guilt. There they will be sanitized, sorted, and then shared throughout the community to organizations that are in need. I'm using the pattern from Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company which can be found HERE. I don't have elastic in my stash so I am making the fabric tie version which I understand is preferred by many people (evidently the elastic hurts ears over time).
- HERE is something many of you could do to make someone's day a little brighter.
- THIS link takes you to a PDF of a crocheted Frontline Bear and THIS one takes you to a link to a knitted version.
- THIS is a fun game to play with kids - I think it would be great to simply draw on paper without worrying about the felt aspect of it.
- And THIS Pinterest board has lots of fun ideas to do with the kids.
- HERE is something for the sane quilters out there or maybe you'd have to be a tad 'in'sane to try it? THIS was the version that caught my eye!
Today's quote..."Sometimes we need to fall apart to realize how much we need to fall back together"
Stay safe. Stay well.
I agree about using fabric ties. Mine has bias tape. If you wear glasses, it's too much to have elastic biting into your ear after a bit. I have to get used to mine, not easy to have your breath getting hot on your face. But you have to have a seal. So I'll use it when I have to.ReplyDelete
I used bias tape for the first ones but quickly ran out, so now I'm making ties out of 2 1/2" strips of fabric. I dread the day when I might be forced to wear a mask - I'm highly claustrophobic so covering my face in any way is terrifying.ReplyDelete
I prefer elastic ties because they are easier when pulling down the mask when I'm out in the open outdoors with nobody around. The Dresden circle is really neat in the multi pattern version.ReplyDelete
I guess it depends on the individual person as to which type they prefer. I would make elastic ones if I had any left but now I'm having to resort to using fabric ties. Nowhere in this town to buy elastic at the moment so ties are the go-to.Delete
Your masks are beautiful, Mary Anne! Those with ties are probably best for donation as they receive different treatment in sterilizing than personal masks will likely require (or will get). And, as Boud states above, some people have different sensibilities about things like elastic behind the ears. Bless you for making masks for donations!ReplyDelete
Not so sure about them being beautiful Becki - but at least they're functional. I know different members of the quilt guild are making some with elastic and some with ties so there will be options for the recipients. Wide bias tape is perfect but alas I've run out of that too!Delete
We mask makers might be the new Rosie the Riveters. I am using ribbon for my ties. I understand elastic can be cut lengthwise to make it 1/8” but I have not tried that. Good quote especially for those who are struggling with our new normal. I rather like staying home. Hubby however must get out of the house so we went for a nice desert dirt drive yesterday and saw a Gila Monster up close and personal. I stayed in the vehicle! Please stay well and safe dear.ReplyDelete
I like that Rosie the Riveter comparison. I don't know about cutting elastic - interesting to wonder about though. My elastic stash is practically non-existent so I have had to resort to fabric ties. Seeing a Gila Monster - that's amazing! Hope you got pictures!Delete
That's a great Pinterest board! And will copy the felt game for my grandkids and I might be able to sue the idea with tactile dice for our VI children too, so thank you!!ReplyDelete
You're welcome! Glad I found something that you might be able to use. I aim to please!Delete
Glad to hear you got into making masks. It's has such a purpose that its easy to become a habit forming job that I think you'll enjoy. I'm at 199 now.ReplyDelete
199 - wow. I couldn't make that many because I'm rapidly running out of supplies. I don't mind making them for the most part, but ironing those ties is NOT fun. Spent over five hours day before yesterday just ironing ties. Had to keep reminding myself that all this is for the greater good and it's not hurting me (tell that to my back!).Delete
We did a trial test and the fabric ties won. People who wear glasses don't need extra stuff behind the ears either. That swirly twirly thingy could be decorated with CQ stitches.ReplyDelete
I've read in several different places that the ties are preferred so I guess it's a good thing that I'm forced to go that direction. And you're right - CQ stitches on that pattern would be perfect!Delete
Great job on the masks. I'm sure they will be appreciated. Thanks for the link for making them.ReplyDelete
Masks are so necessary and it's something I can do to feel as though I'm helping, albeit in a small way. I suppose it helps to downsize my stash significantly too.Delete