|We're Giving Away Elastic &
Collecting Face Masks - Curbside
We received another shipment of elastic and will be giving it out again tomorrow, April 17, 12:00-3:00 pm. We're bagging the elastic in 6 yard bundles with 20 plastic twist ties. Each bag is enough to make 10 masks using the Atrium Health mask pattern, or more if you're using a simpler pattern. Please take only what you will use to make face masks to donate to the many places that need them - be it hospitals, nursing homes, fire departments, grocery store workers, or your family, friends and neighbors. We also still have some fabric left to give away for mask making.
If you have masks to donate but don't know where to take them, please put them in gallon ziploc bags and drop them off in the collection bin in front of the shop tomorrow 12:00-3:00 pm. We'll make sure they get where they are needed.
Curbside Quilting Services
You've probably been busy making much needed face masks (our customers and staff are the BEST) but we hope you've been able to do a little home therapy sewing, too. If you have quilt tops you need quilted we will take them in for L&K Quilting and for Bryan tomorrow, April 17, 12:00-3:00 pm. If you have finished quilts at the shop, please pick them up tomorrow.
To keep contact to a minimum we'll need to do this a little differently than normal, but hey - what's normal any more? On a piece of paper please write all of the following information:
1 Your name
2 Your phone number
3 Describe quilt
4 Quilt size (if you know it)
5 Quilting pattern you'd like or write Quilter's Choice
6 Thread color you'd like or write Quilter's Choice
7 Please Trim Quilt or Don't Trim Quilt
Since passing around the pantograph books isn't the healthiest option right now you need to already have an idea of the pattern you want, or many people leave that up to the quilter.
Put the paper with the quilt in a bag and call us when you arrive and we'll come to your car. We can also help you with batting and backing.
Stock Up - Curbside
You can also take this opportunity to stock up on basic sewing supplies: needles, thread, Wonder Clips (great for pleating those masks), Best Press, etc., or if you know what fabric you need just bring a swatch.
Atrium Health Locations Need Masks
Atrium Health locations still need homemade face masks to supplement the limited supply of N95 masks. They have provided a pattern and requested help from the community at large in making masks to keep their patients and healthcare professionals safe. Click on the links below. Their pattern is a little more complicated but it's what they need, and it gets easier once you make a few. If you can help, please do.
Instructions for adult masks.
Instructions for pediatric masks.
If donating directly to Atrium, please be sure that you place all masks in a closed plastic bag. Or you can bring drop them off at the shop on Tuesday, April 21, 12:00-2:00 pm.
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