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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:50 PM

Sewing cloth surgical masks at home. Are they still needed?

Just found a stash of elastic!

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Reply Sewing cloth surgical masks at home. Are they still needed? (Original post)
Goodheart Mar 2020 OP
msongs Mar 2020 #1
eleny Mar 2020 #3
zackymilly Mar 2020 #2
stillcool Mar 2020 #4
DUgosh Mar 2020 #5
Goodheart Mar 2020 #7
redwitch Mar 2020 #6
Goodheart Mar 2020 #10
summer_in_TX Mar 2020 #8
dweller Mar 2020 #9
Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #12
dweller Mar 2020 #13
Marrah_Goodman Mar 2020 #15
dweller Mar 2020 #16
Marrah_Goodman Mar 2020 #17
Goodheart Mar 2020 #11
Marrah_Goodman Mar 2020 #14

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:51 PM

1. maybe for neighbors or low level care facilities? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:53 PM

3. That's a great idea

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:52 PM

2. My daughter in law is a lab tech at a large hospital and she borrowed my wife's sewing machine today

...to make masks for people she works with.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:00 PM

4. I'm making some...figured I'd give to neighbors.

and have them on-hand for future use by whoever.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:04 PM

5. We gave some to our clinic-

They were thrilled

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Response to DUgosh (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:07 PM

7. How many did you make?

Takes me about 10 to 15 minutes each. Speed is not my strong suit.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:06 PM

6. Yes! Get sewing!

My group is making them for a nurse who is distributing them to nurses and health aides in group homes for developmentally disabled adults. The masks have a pocket to insert filter material. Also useful for the volunteers at the local food pantry who have gotten some of ours. Little places will be waiting a while for regulation masks, the need in hospitals for those is overwhelming.

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Response to redwitch (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:08 PM

10. Thanks for the info.

I'm afraid to go anywhere near a clinic, though. LOL

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:07 PM

8. States ordering equipment are in competition for the same limited supply.

Rachel played a clip with the Massachusetts governor explaining that they are being outbid by other states or in some cases by federal agencies. Gov. Baker said that in a number of cases they had confirmations for orders, that ended up getting canceled by manufacturers.

Competing against other states on the open market for these resources is madness. A huge waste of time and energy for something that ought to be coordinated by the federal government and allocated as needed. And just ONE price per unit paid.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:08 PM

9. i want 1

i've hinted to the seamstress in my family...
my 66 bd is coming up, hope they got the hint?
🙏🏻

✌🏼

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Response to dweller (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:54 PM

12. If you still need one after Monday, PM me.

I'm on hold until Monday since my daughter developed a fever (the flu, not COVID), but I'm going to do a full re-wash of my fabric on Monday (after she is fever-free for 72 hours) and start over to make sure they are germ-free.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:58 PM

13. bless you Ms T 🙏🏻

i will

❤️

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Response to dweller (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:25 PM

15. Don't hint... just ask :)

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 06:03 PM

16. well, i did

1, my sister responded that everything she'd read said wasn't necessary unless +... married to a trumper so didn't try to correct
the other my daughter never responded to my txt about it..

i actually posed it to both that while others were making them for the health workers, maybe they could make 1 for all family members? i said we'll all need them eventually ...

i'm the one with health issues. but was thinking also of my 96 yr dad
he's confined at home now after a recent fall, but a family member is with him 24/7 hrs
for the time being.. long story 🙁

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Response to dweller (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 06:06 PM

17. Ugh, I am so sorry.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:50 PM

11. I just sliced a sliver of my forefinger off with the rolling cutter. I screamed and my dog went

skedaddling under the bed.

On blood thinners and it won't stop bleeding. Not serious, just messy.

Got up to 22 masks, but now must take a break because I don't want blood spots on them. LOL.

These are pretty comfy, actually, although my finger hurts. I need drugs. Or booze. Or both.



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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:24 PM

14. I am still making them

My daughter and granddaughter are passing them out at their workplaces. People are clamoring for them. Elastic is like gold right now. Mine are on hold until I get some more in.

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