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Cotton Face Mask Information

Cotton Face Masks

Cindy Cloward shares information about the importance and effectiveness of using high-quality quilting cotton when making face masks.

As we continue to navigate these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to social distance and wear a face mask. It’s been so inspiring to see our amazing sewing community rise up to make and donate millions of masks. Let’s keep on making and wearing face masks to keep each other healthy and safe. To read about how high-quality quilting cottons are best for non-medical face masks, see these articles:

CNN, July 2, 2020
New York Times, April 5, 2020

"The best-performing designs were a mask constructed of two layers of high-quality, heavyweight 'quilter’s cotton,' a two-layer mask made with thick batik fabric, and a double-layer mask with an inner layer of flannel and outer layer of cotton."- Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times.

Our Riley Blake Designs high-quality Cotton and Flannel meet these criteria.

RBD fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified.
This means our fabrics are completely free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use. To attain Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, fabric is tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.

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If you are a maker
Watch our cotton face mask tutorial here.
Find cotton face mask patterns and tutorials on our blog post here.
Purchase fabric from your favorite retailer or use your stash.

As you know, the quilting community has been sewing masks for weeks, donating to people and organizations in need. We are so proud to be numbered among this group of people who have banded together using their talents and resources for the greater good!

One example, we’ve partnered with Stitching Hearts Worldwide to make masks for The Navajo Nation . More than 100K have been donated so far.

Riley Blake Designs believes we’re all in this “new normal” together and want to continue to help our valued current customers, potential new customers and makers everywhere during this unprecedented and difficult time.

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this difficult time.

Together we are stronger!