DIY winter top quilt
My latest addition to my homemade gear collection;
A winter down top quilt
Down plug to stop draughts(still to be tied on to the cinch cord end so it doesn't get lost)
Cinched neck with adjustable cord, the cord loops over my head to stop it moving in the night and make a nice seal.
Warbonnet outdoors winter top quilt clone
Pertex 4 (very dark) brown shell
19 oz of 850+ cuin goose down (overstuffed at foot end and head end)
80" x 50"
14 x 5.7" chambers
3" polyester mesh baffles giving 3 to 5" of loft
Velcro footbox closure
3mm shockcord cinches
Gutterman polyester black thread
This should see me warm down to about 0F/ -20 odd with my current setup.
I took a while making sure the length was spot on, I think I've succeeded.
I went for the cinched end over sewn so it's easier to dry round the fire if needed, as it opens up fully. Easier for me to store at home too.
It stands me at £90 all in, took my slow self 10 hours to make it, including having to unpick and re-stitch one side.
Onto the next project...........
Thanks for looking, hope you like :)
I like it, great job! I would love to start making my oqn quilts :)
Cheers Yukon :D
Originally Posted by Yukon
They're not daunting to make, this is my first top quilt and it was much easier than my underquilts.
Get one under your belt and you'll be away. HF is all you need for info, I wouldn't have started if it weren't for this place :)
Nice work! That thing looks warm! Eventually I will make some down goodies, but that is for next winter.
Nice work.... 32 oz respectable weight for 18 oz of fill....
I felt myself starting to sweat just looking at it!!!!!!!! Excellent job and I really like the draft stopper, thank you for sharing.
Thanks Raiff :) Its addictive once you start with the goosey good stuff.
Originally Posted by raiffnuke
Cheers SR :)
Originally Posted by sr1355
I could have gone for a lighter fabric, but I like the feel of this pertex 4 (1.9 oz/sqyd). The face side is lightly brushed. As its for winter, I wanted a little extra beef to the construction.
Thanks BBG, it felt warm enough to send me off to sleep on the living room floor on its first test! :)
Originally Posted by bigbamaguy
I too admire those who tackle DIY quilt projects, so kudos to you.
That down plug is a real cool idea too!
Thats a mighty fine lookin quilt, Pete! I like the ingenuity with the plug. That's smart thinking.
I just finished my first quilt, a monster winter UQ. I was a little intimidated at first, but now that it's done, it actually was pretty easy in hindsight. A little practice with thread injecting things like stuff sacks and RL organizers goes a long way towards alleviating any fears, and in the woods, no one cares if your seam is a little crooked, as long as it works.
I'll be moving on to a TQ myself, and will probably use a very similar design to this one.
Nice! Great job :thumbup: