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Pleated mask patterns:  here and here (requested by CHOMP).  Masks may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday at the hospital’s Cancer Center entrance. A valet will be there so donors do not have to leave their cars


Olson Mask Pattern: This pattern (requested by Natividad)


Deaconess Masks Patterns and Video instructions https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask 


Orange Dot Quilts pattern: https://www.orangedotquilts.com/simplemask


Craft Passion pattern: https://www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email


Hello Stitch Studio: https://www.hellostitchstudio.com/post/mask-sewing-resources-bay-area-donation-information 


CDC Cloth Face Cover Factsheet and Pattern: here


T-shirt ties work well — Cut hem off a washed t-shirt, then cut 1”-1.5” strips horizontally across the bottom. Stretch strip, and either use one long 44” strip or cut strips into 16” pieces.


Making tee shirt "yarn" for ties: https://pin.it/323sK63

FaceBook group called Homemade Masks for the Central Coast that supports local needs.

This group is collecting completed masks as well as taking requests for any masks needs. It’s a very well coordinated group effort: sewers, fabric donations, kit makers, drivers, etc. Check Facebook for latest updates. If you are not on Facebook, email them.

It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.  CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. From: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

Hanging Sleeve

 

To make a hanging sleeve for your quilt, view this helpful tutorial

or see the directions below.

 

 

Nearly all quilt shows require a 4" hanging sleeve for quilts exhibited. This 4" size accommodates most hanging rods or slats used at shows.

Here are some basic directions.

  1. Measure the top edge of your quilt, where the sleeve will go, about ½" from the top. In this example, the quilt measures 13". 

  2. Cut a strip that is 9" wide and the width of your quilt plus 1" (for the quilt shown here, this is a rectangle 9" x 14").

  3. Fold in the short ends ½" and press. Fold in again ½" and press. This eliminates the raw edge. 

  4. Sew a seam along these short ends. See photo C. Fold the strip in half with the wrong sides together, and press. NOTE: By using this method, you do not have to turn the tube inside out after you sew it together. If you have a wide quilt, and a long sleeve tube, it can be difficult to turn it right side out. This way, the seam is hidden between the sleeve and the quilt backing.

  5. Stitch a ½" seam along the long edge.  

  6. Press the seam open, center it, and press. 

  7. Along one of the long edges, fold down and press about ¼". This allows for a little slack so the quilt will hang better on a rod or slat. Without this slack on the back, you may have a bulge on the front of the quilt where the hanging rod goes through.  

  8. Pin the sleeve to the back of the quilt, about ½" from the top.  Take care to place the sleeve low enough that it will not show from the front once the rod is inside and the weight of the quilt pulls the sleeve up toward the top of the quilt. This is even more of an issue if the quilt is uneven at the top.. Hand-stitch the sleeve to the quilt.  Go around all four edges, even the short sides. Your stitches should only go through the backing and the batting. You should not see them on the front of the quilt.

 

 

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