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    Regarding questions about face masks, shortage of supplies,use of types etc

    I found these two videos by a person in Washington State and their research about face mask donations etc. One explains what they use for various types of filters, items other than elastic, face mask designs and their particular targeted end uses.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8HNYKvlaN8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnSL3J7J0_E
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    #2
    There is so much conflicting information. Thanks for the update!
    Katrina


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      #3
      I've decided that I'll make masks if/when my local hospital says they will accept them. So far that isn't the case.
      Michele

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        #4
        Originally posted by chelea View Post
        I've decided that I'll make masks if/when my local hospital says they will accept them. So far that isn't the case.
        I've pretty much come to the same conclusion chelea. I've decided I'll make some at this point using up my smaller stash cotton fabrics. I've selected a pattern that is flexible as far as use goes and is washable. Most of the "protection" comes from the filters used so this designs has a pocket for the filter and at the point they might be needed it's up to them to select and use the filter that they feel best suits. The design is considered a surgical mask design. They can also be used by individuals who wish to limit the amount of particles that are expelled if they are out and about again depending on what they choose to use as a filter (i.e. tissues, nonwoven stabilizer etc). I'll probably do around 100 and stash them away for use at a point they are needed or wanted. I do have some 16-18 gauge wire around that I can use for the nose area, I have plenty of fabric to make my own bias ties once I run out of elastic.
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          #5
          Here is a list of organizations all over the country that will gladly accept fabric masks. They have a video of a quick way to make them as well. It is super simple - I made 20 yesterday.

          https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-mak...Mask-Donations


          Jeannette

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            #6
            Originally posted by CraftyJnet View Post
            Here is a list of organizations all over the country that will gladly accept fabric masks. They have a video of a quick way to make them as well. It is super simple - I made 20 yesterday.

            https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-mak...Mask-Donations
            What a great site!
            "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used"― Dalai Lama XIV

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            • SuzanneOrleansOntario
              SuzanneOrleansOntario commented
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              Sad to see the lack of available resources.

            #7
            There are so many different patterns out there! I made about 25 masks with Jenny's pattern. Then googled my local hospitals. Most are not accepting home made masks but one was, except their website says 100% cotton only (not a problem) and ONLY SOLID COLOR MASKS ACCEPTED. I made mine from scraps but every single one was some kind of print! Why the heck would that make any difference? I will now have to dig deeper to find out where I can donate the ones that I made. Just a heads up to check first then sew.

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            • JulieC
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              Try your local nursing homes and veterinary clinics.

            #8
            I have been making a lot with my neighbor and giving them to my other neighbor who is nurse supervisor at local hospital. They are using the homemade ones over their n 95 masks to make them last longer Also she said they can use all we make so I at least feel like I am doing something that can help.

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              #9
              Our hospital only accepts one side cotton and the inside flannel. Hardly any flannel in my closet, so I am making masks for family. I have felt from the beginning that we all should be wearing masks!!!

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