Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Pad Donations Fall 2020


This post covers all packages received by 
Sew Quilt Share between 

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020


If you are unfamiliar with the
cloth feminine pad project, you can learn more about it here.



Our friends at First Lutheran Church located in Jamestown, New York
sent this gift of 413 colorful pads.
Thank you for your continued support!


Ladies from the Wellington United Methodist Church in
Telford, England sent this gift:)


Denise from Tustin, California sent this gift of colorful 
pads and drawstring bags.
Thank you Denise!



These pads were sent by Norma from Lebanon, Tennessee.
We thank you for your continued support Norma!
Our sewing group will be happy to complete the final step 
on these lovely pads!


These pads were sewn by a member of our Sew Quilt Share
sewing group. We continue to 


These pads were a gift from Cheryl from New Cumberland, 
Pennsylvania. Cheryl was having problems with her
sewing machine and was unable to complete them.
Our group will be happy to sew up the last
step to complete these and send them on their way!




These pads were sent by Denise from Tustin, California.
Thank you so much for your continued support Denise!


These gifts are greatly appreciated and 
provide a life changing opportunity to each girl who receives a set of pads. 
These feminine pads will be donated as an outreach to students in the rural areas of Haiti. 
In the event that donations exceed the need, 
excess pads will be donated to similar faith-based outreaches.


Please visit these links to learn how your gift of 12 (or more) 
cloth feminine pads can make a difference:

May you always Sew in Peace!
Sandra

Pad Donations Summer 2020


This post covers all packages received by 
Sew Quilt Share between 

July 1, 2020 - September 30th 2020


If you are unfamiliar with the
cloth feminine pad project, you can learn more about it here.


This gift of pads is from the ladies of Saegertown E Free,
located in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. 
We thank you for your generous donation!


These colorful pads were sent by Evadine from Australia!
The return address was damaged in transit so we were
unable to sent a thank you note.
We appreciate your donation Evadine!


Christine sent a box of 55 pads. Aren't these fabrics fun?
Christine is from Dauphin, Pennsylvania. 
We thank you for your gift!


These pads were donated by Shirley from Cassleberry, Florida.
Thank you Shirley!


This donation of pads and underwear were sent by Denise
from Tustin, California.
We appreciate your donation Denise!



This donation was sent by Kathy from Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
She also sent several pairs of underwear and soap!



The ladies of Wellington United Methodist Church in
Telford, England sent this gift.
We appreciate your continued support!



These pads were made by a member of our Sew Quilt Share 
group. 187 beautiful pads!


These feminine hygiene bags were made by a member of our
Sew Quilt Share sewing group. If you would like to partner with



These pads were made by a member of our Sew Quilt  Share
sewing group! 


These flannel washcloths were made by members of our 
Sew Quilt Share sewing group. They will be added
to our feminine hygiene kits.


Here is the October crew meeting to process all the packages!



These parts and pieces of pads were donated by a sweet lady
who has a passion for helping young women in Haiti. 
Thank you so much Marlene for all you do to 
make a difference. You are a blessing!




This gift of pads was sent by an anonymous donor from
Hyrum, Utah! Are those blue whales cute?
Thank you so much!


These colorful pads were sent by Connie from Lexington, Kentucky.
Thank you so much Connie!


This gift of pads was sent by an anonymous donor from
Tulsa, Oklahoma!



This gift of pads was sent by Norma from
Lebanon, Tennessee. Thank you Norma for your
continued support! Our group will be happy to 
sew up the edges on these lovely pads.



This large gift of pads were donated by the 
Sisters of Encouragement from Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Wow! Thank you so much for your generosity!



These pads were sent by Joyce from Bradford, Pennsylvania!
Thank you Joyce!


These pads were sent by an anonymous donor from
Boca Raton, Florida. They also sent a donation
of 60 pair of underwear! 
Thank you so much!


These gifts are greatly appreciated and 
provide a life changing opportunity to each girl who receives a set of pads. 
These feminine pads will be donated as an outreach to students in the rural areas of Haiti. 
In the event that donations exceed the need, 
excess pads will be donated to similar faith-based outreaches.


Please visit these links to learn how your gift of 12 (or more) 
cloth feminine pads can make a difference:

May you always Sew in Peace!
Sandra

Pad Donations Spring 2020


This post covers all packages received by 
Sew Quilt Share between 

April 1, 2020 - June 30th 2020


If you are unfamiliar with the
cloth feminine pad project, you can learn more about it here.

These pads were sewn by a member of our Sew Quilt Share
sewing group.


This gift of cloth feminine pads, underwear, ibuprofen, 
and soap were donated by Jill from Bancroft, Idaho.
Thank you Jill!




Three boxes of pads were sent to us by Norma, from Lebanon, Tennessee.
We are thankful for her continued support and
members of our group will be happy to complete sewing the 
last 
step on these lovely pads.



This gift of 121 pads were donated by Judy from 
Greenfield, Wisconsin!
Thank you so much Judy!


These pads were sent by an anonymous donor.
We thank you for your support!


These gifts are greatly appreciated and 
provide a life changing opportunity to each girl who receives a set of pads. 
These feminine pads will be donated as an outreach to students in the rural areas of Haiti. 
In the event that donations exceed the need, 
excess pads will be donated to similar faith-based outreaches.


Please visit these links to learn how your gift of 12 (or more) 
cloth feminine pads can make a difference:

May you always Sew in Peace!
Sandra

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Medical Mask Covers Needed



We have a unique opportunity to impact our community.
We can do this! Let's start sewing!
(Updated info in red ink)

                                               


Here is the pattern our group has chosen to use based on the input of several nurses.  This pattern has a pocket with the opportunity for the person wearing it to add some type of filter. As with most projects the first one may go a little slow, but once you figure out the pattern, it can easily be adapted to assembly line sewing. 

                  

When printing off the pattern, please be sure to look for a box labeled "scale" when you print the pattern. When I printed mine the "scale box" said 73% so my first mask was a smaller size. It is not a bad idea to make various sizes, but just wanted to point out that the smaller sizes will limit who is able to wear them.

This pattern also has a You Tube tutorial that is very well done. If you have questions regarding construction, you may want to view it more than once. 
       

  • Please use two different colors of fabric
  • Please use 100% tightly woven, high thread count cotton fabric. 
         If you hold the fabric up to a bright light and light passes easily through it, it is not a 
         good fabric to use. Cotton fabric that is breathable, with a denser weave will help to 
         capture a greater number of potential viral particles.


Here are some things to note regarding construction:
  • The pattern will call for a 3" piece of wire. We need to get creative and use what we have on hand such as paper clips, pipe cleaners, jewelry wire, or floral wire.
  • Pay close attention when you zig zag over the wire. You do not want to break your machine! You may want to zig zag, then insert the wire.

  • Be sure to curl the ends of the wire so it does not poke someone in the nose
  • Please be sure to secure the wire so it does not pierce the fabric and can hold up to repeated washing.


  • Elastic is already in short supply and sold out almost everywhere. Please do not leave your house to look for it. Bias tape can also be used to create fabric ties if you have it on hand.
  • You can also create your own ties by cutting a total of 2  -  1" x 42" strips of fabric (photo on left) for each mask. Fabric does not need to be cut on the bias. 
  • Next, press the narrow sides of the fabric in half lengthwise and the fold each side in to the fold line as shown in the photo on the right.


  • You may find it helpful to create fabric ties by using a "Bias Tape Maker" as shown in the photo above. (Clover brand, size 12) When fabric is inserted, it can easily be pressed without burning your fingers. Here is a video tutorial that may be helpful.
  • Once pressed, stitch down the entire length of the tie with a straight or zig zag stitch. The hospital has requested that we secure the ends of the ties with stitching or a with a knot.

                                                
  • If you make the casing on the mask a little wider, you can and easily insert the fabric tie. Be sure to stitch the tie in place so it will hold up to being  laundered.




                               
  • If you stitch a short distance along the top edge (left photo), and totally along the bottom edge (right photo), the masks will hold up better in the laundry.

  • Place complete masks in a Ziploc bag with the number included written on the bag.


Thank you for your willingness to help!
I pray that we represent Him well 
as we Sew, Quilt, and Share!

Sandra

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Pad Donations Winter 2020



This post covers all packages received by 
Sew Quilt Share between 

January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020


If you are unfamiliar with the
cloth feminine pad project, you can learn more about it here.


These pads were donated by Barbara from Vancouver, WA.
Thank you so much!



Norma from Lebanon, Tennessee sent this box of
pads. Our sewing group will complete the final
sewing step and they will be sent on their way.
Thank you for your faithful support Norma!



These pads were sent by Shirley from Macomb, Michigan.
We appreciate those who love to sew!



Meladee from Tyler, Texas sent this donation of pads
and a lovely handwritten note!



Another box of pads sent by Norma from Lebanon, Tennessee!
Wow! Thank you so much!




This gift of pads was sent by the Young Women's Group
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
located in Orlando, Florida. It is so awesome to see young women
helping other young women. 
Thank you ladies! 



We were delighted to receive this donation from
ladies at the Lighthouse Freewill, Baptist Church located in Bedford, VA. 
In addition to
cloth feminine pads, they included 
and several packages of underwear, safety pins, and a hygiene bag.
Thank you!



This gift of beautifully sewn pads was sent by 
Kathleen, from Sturbridge, Massachusetts. 
Thank you Kathleen!



The ladies of Wellington United Methodist Church in
Telford, England sent this gift:)



Our friends at First Lutheran Church located in Jamestown, New York
sent this gift of colorful pads.
Thank you for your continued support!



Patricia, one of the ladies in our sewing group has been
unable to attend our meetings but stopped by to 
drop off these precut flannel pieces.
Thank you Patricia!


These colorful pads were sent by Carolyn from Corona, California. 
She also included a gift of underwear:)


This gift of pads were sent by Cheryl from Taylor Mill, Kentucky. 
Thank you Cheryl for your thoughtfulness!


These pads were sent by Shena from West Jordan, Utah.
She also included several unseen pads that our group will be 
happy to sew up!


These pads were sent by Mary from Union, Michigan.
She also included underwear and several bars of soap.
Thank you so much!


Theses pads were sent by Rosemary from Grand Junction, Colorado.
We appreciate your donation!


We were delighted to receive this gift of pads from Mary who 
lives in Palisade, Colorado.  Thank you Mary!


Lorena, from Gilmer, Texas sent this group of pads.
She also included several drawstring bags.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness!


We were delighted to receive a donation of 183 beautifully sewn 
drawstring bags from Arizona!
Sadly the box did not contain a note...so whoever sent this
please know we are very grateful for your thoughtfulness!


This generous gift of 200 pads were sent by Heather from 
Kylertown, Pennsylvania. 
Wow! Thank you Heather!


Kristen from Columbia Falls, Montana sent this package 
of cloth feminine pads along with a lovely handwritten note.
Thank you so much Kristen!


These gifts are greatly appreciated and 
provide a life changing opportunity to each girl who receives a set of pads. 
These feminine pads will be donated as an outreach to students in the rural areas of Haiti. 
In the event that donations exceed the need, 
excess pads will be donated to similar faith-based outreaches.


Please visit these links to learn how your gift of 12 (or more) 
cloth feminine pads can make a difference:

May you always Sew in Peace!
Sandra