Covid-19 Masks: Heather Ensley is a sewist making masks, and she came up with her own pattern she calls the Tootsie Roll

06.02.2020 - By Just Wanna Quilt

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Heather Ensley talks to us about her own journey in mask making: "I joined the Million Mask Challenge on April 5th. I decided I wanted to make affordable face masks for the everyman. The first day I sewed the Deconess pattern and found it cumbersome and time consuming. So I developed my own pattern called the Tootsie Roll because it kind of looks like a Tootsie Roll to me.I use a serger with a 4 thread overclock stitch a strip of fabric and two thin round hair elastics. I can make one mask in under 2 minutes. It is totally machine washable. I have test washed one through 10 machine washes in hot water and it has held up very well.I am the president of the Pensacola chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. I also have an interesting story about my guild that I would like to share."

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