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Armed with floral wire and cotton, quilters are making masks by the thousands

Original post made on Apr 17, 2020

Hundreds of quilters in the Bay Area who are making masks by the thousands to donate to frontline medical staff, senior centers and their neighbors.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 17, 2020, 6:52 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Rambutan
a resident of Ventura
on Apr 17, 2020 at 10:54 am

I've made 20 so far and am slowly getting better with my stitching techniques.
They certainly won't win any fashion awards though!

Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 17, 2020 at 11:08 am

How effective really are these homemade masks? Browsing through the Amazon or Home Depot websites, I see all kinds of inexpensive face masks, including some with multiple layers of cloth or replaceable carbon filters, or valves to make breathing easier. Are these worth buying or are the masks made from folded bandanas or T-shirts just as good?

Posted by cmarg
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 17, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Thank you for the links... I appreciate instructions that do not require the elastic.

Posted by Here
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Apr 17, 2020 at 1:33 pm

Here is another pattern from a company in SF that uses cord rather than elastic.
Web Link

Posted by Gracie
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 17, 2020 at 2:59 pm

This has a chart showing the relative barrier effectiveness for various materials:Web Link

Posted by College terraces
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 19, 2020 at 5:55 am

Why not buy cheep ones on amazon?

These cheep Goods are the reason why we are at this miserable state.

Otherwise we would have our own manufactures making everything essential for us , and in USA standards.

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