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alternative mask pattern

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

I came across Bonnie Hunter’s (remember her from a seminar at the museum?) mask making pattern while looking for something else. I like her ideas-am nearly out of elastic and hers uses t shirt yarn for ties. The use of the yarn and a slight design alteration will make this more comfortable I think. I’ll be using some of my own tweaks of other patterns incorporated with her ideas. I never feel guilty putting my ideas together with other folk’s good ideas for an even better amalgamation.

Click here for a video of Bonnie’s mask making technique.

The steps for the corona mystery quilt will resume on Monday. Those who want to intersperse some patchwork between masks, this will be for you. I will be including a pdf file of the directions for those who work better from a written pattern. We are close to the end of the “block” piecing, and will begin the layout soon!


  1. JoAnn Castiglia says:

    Thanks Mary Ellen for the link to Bonnie Hunter technique for making masks using tshirt ties and a pocket for a filter. I’ve been making ties since I haven’t any elastic and making those ties were what I hated doing the most. I’ll definitely try her technique.

  2. Marie says:

    Not sure if anyone is looking for filters?
    A company called Filti is producing filter for masks. Filti.com
    I purchased some had a great rating can be hand washed. ( No fiberglass).
    Just passing along the info.

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