Friday, August 7, 2020

Making Masks

 With all the kids going back to school in a few weeks, it was time to get busy on some masks making.  They will be wearing masks while they are at school, so I wanted them to have enough to get them through the week.   So  the last few days has been a mask making party!!!!

This is a mask pattern from Barbara.  I am not sure where she got it from, but I just love it!!  Here is the Link to the PDF Templates.     (I just used 4 of the Part A Pattern and didn't bother with the filter pocket :)  They are super easy to sew and the fit is great!!   The kids found this pattern the most comfortable of the few that we have tried, so it was a winner of school masks.  

And this party consisted of a lot of assembly line!!!  Seriously, assembly line mask making is the only way to go.   We made 25 masks, and they are so much easier to crank out when you do the same step over and over, rather than making each mask individually.   And it was fun to have us all working as everyone had assigned jobs whether it was pressing, clipping, serging, or sewing, which make it go really fast!!!!
Don't they look so fun laid out in a line!!!  I let my kiddo's go through my stash to pick fabrics.  They quickly found that they really liked the hand of the Art Gallery Fabrics against their faces as it is so soft.   I was grateful for that, as it was easier to just go through my Art Gallery stash, then having them raid my entire stash.  (they don't always keep things folded and neat, ha ha ha!!!)  
So now we are all set for Back to School!!!  Although, I am sure there will be much, much, much more mask making going on.   Got lots of family and friends that are going back to school as well ;)  Luckily, it feels like I could make these in my sleep already, so we will crank them out in no time!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

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  1. Nice masks! Glad to hear your kids get to go back. Ours are still out.

  2. Great masks! I would love the link to the pattern.

  3. Great masks and beautiful kiddos, Melissa.
    I wish your kids all of the best for this new school year.
    They look brilliant, just like you.
    I love the AGF fabrics for masks and have made two for each family member from their choice as well.
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ to all of you and always thank you for your happy inspiration!!

  4. I will be making some fun ones for my daughter too for back to school... I love your assembly line idea!!

  5. I would also like the link. They look great. Thanks

  6. I'd be interested in that pattern. I've been making similar masks for family and friends, but since your family likes this pattern the best, I'd like to try it. 🙂

  7. Beautiful masks and it is nice that we can use our skills to help our families and others. I make the fitted mask with more of a curve at the nose, so it sits better and with the ties, you can snug it up, closer to the face. No matter what, any type I make, feels suffocating to me, but I only wear it for a short while if I have to be around people.


  8. So great that you had them all help make them. It will probably help them take better care of them :-) And I wish schools were opening in our area. It doesn't matter to me personally since my kids are grown, but I've read that studies say that it has been bad for kids to be out of school: the rates of abuse and depression are up durring this time. Hugs, H

  9. Hope your kids know how lucky they are to have you as their mom! I hope returning to school is successful in your community. I’m sure there’s some element of fear involved in sending them back.

  10. The masks are great. I'd love the link if you find it, too. My grands live in Scottsdale and they could use some.

  11. Ditto to the mask link request. Your kids look great with their colorful masks!

  12. Your kids & masks look great! I've been trying to make kids masks recently. I want to help them get back to school safely. I'm a Grandma & retired nurse. I would like to try your pattern. Is there a link to your pattern? Let me know how I can get the pattern. Donna,

  13. Great masks. I have the pattern from your newsletter. What about the directions? Thank you.


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