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Fabric store owner Cary braces for business boom

CARY, NC – A new mask mandate for the town of Cary went into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Wearing a mask is now compulsory in all public and private indoor spaces.

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The mandate for the Cary inner mask went into effect on Wednesday

Masks are mandatory in all public and private indoor spaces

With new tenure, fabric store owner Cary says she expects 2021 to be her biggest sales year yet

A business owner Cary is happy to help the community be as safe as possible while still benefiting from the mandate.

The Cary Quilting Company is one of two fabric stores in town.

It’s no surprise that Cary’s new mask tenure is a welcome policy but also bittersweet.

“For me, it’s a small price to pay to keep the community as safe as possible,” said Julianne Walther.

Walther is the owner of the Cary Quilting Company. She says the fabric she sells is especially safe for making masks.

“It’s the waterproofing of the cotton weave. The tighter the weave of the fabric, the more protective it is, ”said Walther.

2020 was the store’s best sales year to date. She expects 2021 to be even better.

“Yes, I’m not particularly happy that we had a pandemic to bring people back to sewing,” Walther said.

Besides fabric, Walther says elastic is one of the store’s best sellers.

And the store has just about every type of fabric you can imagine.

Walther says masks shouldn’t be taken so seriously.

“They can definitely be fun, and once you start you can make masks for any occasion, and it’s kind of a way to show your personality,” Walther said.

If you would like to see a complete step-by-step guide to making masks using materials from the Cary Quilting Company, click here.