A Quilter's Views on Face Masks
Face masks. Well it's a big topic of conversation, but I sure wish it wasn't. Can't we go back to "normal", like B.C. - before coronavirus??? I have three teenagers, two in high school and one going off to his first year of college. They are far from thrilled to be forced to wear masks.
From a quilter's point of view, well it's just another excuse to sew!! I keep trying new styles, with different fabrics and making my family try them out. Another reason I don't hate mask making is because it has launched my business to a whole new level of success. Sure I've sold a few masks online but not a ton. My best selling masks are those made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. . . gorgeous materials. Kaffe Fassett fabric face masks:
My biggest seller has been a surprising one though. I have always sold fat quarter bundles of cotton fabrics. Fat quarter bundles are bundles of fabrics that are each different and each cut to measure 18" x approximately 22" inches. My bundles always consist of 7 different fabrics and usually have a theme to them. But my biggest seller with 246 sales as of the time of this blog post is my fat quarter bundle grab bag that consists of 7 batik fabrics. You can choose between earth tones or a bundle of bright colored batiks. https://sewhappyquilting.com/collections/fabric-fat-quarter-bundles/products/fat-quarter-bundle-grab-bag
Most of the purchasers comment about making masks out of the batiks. They are cool on the face, colorful, unique and fun! Who doesn't need a little bit of fun in their lives?!? And as a "creative" myself, I'm so excited to have more people than ever, creating!!! I still wish it wasn't face masks and I which this pandemic never happened but fingers are crossed it is behind us soon.
In the meantime, be safe out there and find some fun in each day.
Sew Happy Quilting