MY DIY down UQ
So here is my DIY UQ. I hope the instructions help people and they can enjoy the fun I had making mine.
Special thanks to…
Kevin aka dblcornoa
Frank @ feathertex.com
Scott @ backwoodsdaydreamer.com
Adam @ hammockgear.com
Without you four great guy’s for input I would not have been able to make what I think is a pretty nice DIY UQ.
Dims 75x43x5.0, I think I should be good down to 0F.
If anyone has questions please let me know, I'd be happy to share what I've learned.
That looks like a really well made piece of gear. Inspiring. How much time do you estimate you put into it?
Awesome man .. Wish I could do ... great stuff, thanks for posting.
That looks good. Looking forward to checking it out this weekend.
Thanks sooo much for the documentation.
I'm on the verge of jumping into a down quilt project myself. This is a big help.
i would say if you started on a friday evening you could finish it sunday night never doing one before. i'm sure those that make it are more comfortable with cutting and a faster at the machine.
Originally Posted by mountaingoat
inner layer - to measure, mark, cut darts, pin, sew I would put at 2.5 hours
inner layer with baffles - i would say 20mins to mark and cut those out and another 2 hours to sew
baffles to inner layer - i would say 1-2 hours. i was careful when sewing and took my time. I kept checking the underside to make sure i wasn't sewing the material twice.
outer layer - I would say about about 1.5 hours to measure, cut, pin and sew.
inner to outer mate - i would say about 1.5 starting at the left and sewing baffles to the right
velcro center with little baffle at butt- i would say about an hour
stuff the two 0.5 oz chambers - about an hour
gross grain pin and sew the foot end - 30mins
stuff everything except the two outer chambers - 5-7hrs, it was this long due to my method, my wife's mouth and not wanting to loose any down. i recieved mine in small 2.5bags which worked well. i stuffed them down the chambers and shook them until most was out and then hand fed the rest through my funnel.
gross grain to lenth - probably an hour each side
stuffing the outer chambers 45 mins each side
gross grain the head end - 30mins
finishing off the ends of the gross grain and adding the suspension - 1 hour
That sure is a fine looking quilt.
I hope to hear the trip report after the weekend.
OUTSTANDING!!!! Great job and fantastic write up BG.... Looking forward to seeing it next time we catch up....
Really nice quilt. That PDF is a huge bonus! Thanks for putting it together - it's going to help a lot of folk along.