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Everyone is using novelty fabric!   General Discussion

Started May-18 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 919 views.
Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Jun-9

I pick up extra disposable masks when offered at Dr appointments.  I may make a few more here and there but I'm sure burned out on making them.  However, DJ just got hired back at ACE FT for the summer and needs a couple of more so they can be washed.  I do have GA Tech fabric left from his quilt so I can use a lot up!  Win!!!

I wonder what will happen to the hundreds of thousands of masks after this pandemic has passed.  Will people keep them for the inevitable next epidemic/pandemic of something or other, or will many of them end up in thrift stores, scrap baskets, thrown away, etc.?  We'll see.  That is a LOT of fabric.  

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Jun-9

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

I wonder what will happen to the hundreds of thousands of masks after this pandemic has passed.

I hope the keep them, I don't think Covid  will disappear anytime soon.  Hubby uses his when he mows the lawn. Hope they have a life after covid, that is a lot of fabric!!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Jun-9

Judy (DJZMOM) said:

I do have GA Tech fabric left from his quilt so I can use a lot up!  Win!!!

Great idea.  Bob's is camo and my DSIL has a NY Yankee one.  He s from Brooklyn.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Jun-9

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

, or will many of them end up in thrift stores, scrap baskets, thrown away, etc.?  We'll see.

Mine will be tucked away for future use or as a momento of 2020.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Jun-10

A friend of mine made about 50 for a local nursing home staff and they called and asked her for more.  She questioned their need and they had used them and thinking they were disposable, pitched them after each use.  She was pretty mad and had to explain that they could be washed. I made dozens for the employees of our grocery store and have yet to see a familiar one .

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Jun-10

latterberry said:

A friend of mine made about 50 for a local nursing home staff and they called and asked her for more.  She questioned their need and they had used them and thinking they were disposable, pitched them

Now that would upset me also!  I am sewing for a group that gives them to the Navajo Nation, and we let them know that they are washable and reusable

I am worried landfill. That is why I made them for specific individuals who asked.  But then folks are not required to wear them here like some states. Hard to say how much of this is short term or permanent.

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Jul-5

I see people tossing them in the trash upon leaving a store.  and the paper ones from hospitals, and rubber gloves,  are all over the place.  Huge trash issue for sure, and lots of it is ending up in gutters.

I made several for my daughter who does therapy in a rehab hospital and nursing home. To start with they let her use them but now they are not allowed to use the cotton as they are not considered sanitary. She still uses them for her pediatrik home heath patients tho. Every week the rules change. expressionless

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