Make a DIY Face Mask in 12 Easy Steps

DIY Face Masks with Jenny Doan

Learn how to make an easy, washable, and reusable face mask with Jenny.

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What you’ll need:

  • 2 pieces of 6” x 9” fabric 
  • (1) 6” x 9” piece of iron-on interfacing (optional)
  • 2 pieces of ¼ inch elastic cut to 7” each
  1. Cut out two pieces of fabric to 6” x 9” each.
  2. Cut out one piece of interfacing to 6” x 9” and iron it onto the back of one of the pieces of fabric.
  3. Cut elastic into two pieces measuring 7” each.
  4. Place the two pieces of fabric right sides together.
DIY Face Mask with Jenny

5. Measure a 3 inch opening in the top so you can turn it right side out when you are finished sewing.

DIY Face Mask with Jenny

6. Sew the top and bottom edges only.

DIY Face Mask with Jenny

7. Place the elastic inside the mask and pin it to the top and bottom of each side, keeping it entirely encased in the fabric. It will be on the outside when you turn it later.

DIY Face Mask with Jenny

8. Sew each side completely closed, back-stitching on the elastic.

DIY Face Mask with Jenny

9. Turn the mask right side out from the hole you left in the top. 

DIY Face Mask with Jenny

10. Press the mask flat and add 2-3 pleats.

DIY Face Mask with Jenny

11. Pin the pleats flat.

DIY Face Mask with Jenny

12. Stitch all around the edge of the mask to enclose it and lock the pleats in place.

DIY Face Mask with Jenny

Now your mask is ready! Wash it thoroughly and use it or donate it to those in need.

DIY Face Mask with Jenny

Tips:

  • Be sure to use new fabric, not vintage, that is tightly woven. You can even use polyester or moisture-wicking fabric.
  • If you wish, you can finish the top edge before you stitch the mask together and leave a small opening in the top so that a filter can be inserted into the mask.
  • If you don’t have elastic, you can attach ties to the sides of the mask so that it can be tied on rather than looped around the ears.
  • This mask is not as effective as the N95 or P95 masks used by healthcare professionals, but it can help.
  • If you want to donate your masks, go to “One Million Mask Challenge” or “Deaconess” and check your local needs. If you wish to donate, follow instructions for drop off, keep social distance, and do not drive up to the hospital unauthorized.
DIY Face Mask with Jenny

Running out of elastic? Watch this tutorial to learn how to create a face mask using fabric ties!

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We Quilt This City!

We Quilt This City!

Every summer we host thousands of visitors from near and far in our happy little town of Hamilton. Many of these visitors come to us as their end destination or as part of a detour on their road trip. No matter how our visitors get to us, we do all we can to make sure that they have the best experience in Hamilton.

If you needed another excuse to come visit Hamilton this Summer, starting June 21st we are participating in the Row by Row Experience again this year!

The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in 2011 by Janet Lutz to help quilt shops get more visitors in what might otherwise be slow summer months. All the quilt shops participating in Row by Row have their very own free pattern to help you make a quilt block, and if you are the first to complete a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2018 participating shops, you win a stash of 25 fat quarters and you win a bonus prize if you use our block and bring it in to our store!

The theme for Row by Row this year is “Sew Musical” and we have our very own pattern called “We Quilt This City.” The pattern features a beautiful appliqué town and music notes, hopefully not bringing just your quilts, but also your community in harmony.

"We Quilt This City"

To get your free Missouri Star Row by Row pattern all you need to do is come to Penney’s Quilt Shop and ask for our Row by Row pattern! Each customer is limited to one pattern. Sorry to all of our online customers, this pattern is only available in person!

The Row by Row experience will run from June 21st to September 4th, 2018, and you will have until October 31st, 2018 to submit your quilt for a prize.

Bordered Nine Patch Quilt

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Bordered Nine-Patch Quilt Tutorial with Jenny Doan

What do you do to relax? Do put together jigsaw puzzles or work on crosswords? Do you enjoy pulling weeds or folding laundry? We all have our quirks, but the truth is, creating order out of chaos is the most satisfying feeling in the world. It’s what draws us to quilting and keeps us coming back for more.

Bordered Nine-Patch Quilt Tutorial with Jenny Doan

This week’s new quilt is made with stacks and stacks of little pieces. This is the kind of project that just melts away my stress. Stitch by stitch, block by block, those pieces come together into a beautiful quilt and I am left feeling peaceful and accomplished and pretty darn proud of myself!

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Twinkling Stars Quilt Tutorial

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Twinkle, twinkle, beautiful quilt… I can’t believe how quickly you were built!

Ask a scientist, and she’ll tell you exactly what the stars are: burning-hot gases like hydrogen and helium. (Not quite as romantic as diamonds in the sky.)

But if you ask Jenny, she’ll show you how to make your own twinkling stars out of the simplest quilting ingredients: half-square triangles and 4-patches.

Isn’t it darling? Which fabrics will you use to create this adorable star?

Click on the button to pick out your supplies and watch the video!
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Happy National Ice Cream Day!

Now that summertime is in full swing, you’ll definitely need something to keep you cool. Today is National Ice Cream Day and there’s no better excuse to celebrate with one of your favorite treats! We’ve gathered up the whole gang and whipped up a batch of banana splits with all the trimmings, complete with cherries on top. And of course, it’s not an MSQC party without something sewn special for the occasion!

If you’re looking for a fun, festive project, look no further. Get inspired by THIS perfectly pastel color palette and create your own matching ice cream cone table topper and cute-as-can be reversible napkin set with a few simple supplies. Plus get ready for the totally free pattern coming your way this August! In the meantime, this free download is sure to help you celebrate! Make an adorable applique project using this ice cream printable! DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Update 7/27/2017: The Free Pattern is Here!! Click on the Image to see the free PDF, then save it to your computer!

Free Ice Cream Table Topper Pattern from MSQC

How are you celebrating today? Share how you celebrate National Ice Cream Day with us by including #nationalicecreamday in your social media posts!

Table topper perfect for ice cream socials!

Gather around the table with your family and friends to enjoy some delicious ice cream this summer and give it a little flare by adding this cute table topper and darling napkins! They are sure to bring a little bit of extra “sweetness” into your home.

Ice Cream inspired D.I.Y project

Just use a fabric pen to trace the shapes and cut them out in your favorite fabrics with delicious hues!

Just grab a pair of scissors, a fabric pen, and a cutting mat!

Here’s the scoop. You’ll be done with this project lickety split! Here are some of the supplies you’ll need for the applique ice cream cones.

Click here to get the Tula Pink – Straight Scissor 6″

Choose a fabric pen from our selection HERE. 

Choose a cutting mat from our selection HERE.

Reversible ice cream themed napkins

Ice cream can be quite a messy treat! That’s why it’s always smart to keep a napkin close by. This ice cream themed napkin is not only cute, but is also reversible. It’s the best of both worlds!

Learn how to make this adorable napkin HERE.

Find the fabric that we used to make this napkin HERE.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with MSQC With just a little bit of time and effort, you can have the perfect table setup for your next ice cream social! Be sure to check back with us in August when we’ll have the pattern for the ice cream table topper available. Happy National Ice Cream Day!