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Quilters Asked To Make Masks For Medical Facilities

Masks with insert sleeve
5 masks for N-95 filter

I thought I would touch base with everyone and let you know that I have spent my weekend making masks for nurses that have access to N-95 filters. The masks I’m making have a sleeve where the filter can be inserted to protect them from the CORVID-19 virus.  I’m sure I will be sewing several more during the week.  I’m thankful that I am able to do this for my nurse friends and family.  I also learned how to sew a mask cover that can be used to cover the round respirator mask that some of the health facilities use.  (See info below.)

If You have an interest in helping but don’t know where to start, check out Facebook as I’ve seen several postings in my news feed with information.   Also some of the Joann Fabric Stores are providing supplies for making masks and if you do not have a Joann’s near you, try contacting a fabric store to see if they know of a group doing them.

Here is a link to a youtube video showing how to make a fabric mask.  If you live in Southeast Michigan and or the Toledo, OH area, here’s a link to ProMedica’s request for masks. The Quilting Cottage in Brooklyn, MI has information and kits as well.  If you have an embroidery machine, Tattered Stitches has a free pattern.

 

Here are some photos taken while I was putting some masks together.  Not too hard to do.  After making a couple, the following ones go together much quicker.  Should you make some masks, be sure to share a picture in the comments.  Let’s help our healthcare workers who are on the frontline of this Pandemic!

Happy Sewing!

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