If you’re sick, in order to protect others, the best advice is to stay home and stay away from others.
If you can’t just stay home then you should wear a face mask as well as wash your hands properly and frequently and follow the advice of the health authorities in your country.
Some pharmacies have run out of masks so I thought it would be a good idea to show you how you can make one quickly and easily using some beautiful fabrics – check out the cat fabric in the video (details below).
And while you’re at it, and particularly if you can’t leave the home because of restrictions, you could use the time to make a few for your family and friends.
Learn to make an easy surgical face mask
Fabrics featured on the video
NOTE: I used cotton fabrics, so they may not be as effective as the material used in medical masks but certainly they’re better than nothing if you’re sick and can’t buy one anywhere.
The World Health Organisation website gives some advice on when to wear a face mask .
I hope you stay well during the COVID-19 outbreak. All the best!
My book Turnabout Patchwork
“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.
See all the quilts in the book in a real life project
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