I making a Mirage Primaloft Quilt. His instructions call for 5 yards (15 feet). Is that so you can make two quits? It seems that half that length would be good for one quilt.
You need enough for the top and bottom piece of DWR with the insulation in the middle like a big sandwich. For me that would make just over 12 feet or 4+ yards. The 5th yard is to account for that and seams.
I don't think I really understand how one puts a quilt together, and I cannot seem to find any directions with good pics.
I was going to start a quilt in the next couple weeks, and the more I read the less I know. Someone please direct me.
They are too bulky too expensive and I don't like Ray Jardine. He has great ideas, but I have my opinion of him.
One layer of DWR for the top shell - ~78"
insulation in the middle
One layer of DWR for the bottom shell - ~78"
Add in seam allowances (a few inches), account for loss of length as the insulation lofts (another few inches)...and you're looking at ~162" of DWR....or about 4.5yds. Use the leftovers for a matching stuffsack.
Good. Don't forget to make the original cuts longer than you want the quilt to be. If you want a 78" long quilt, that layer should be cut to 78" + 1" seam allowance on each end + loft allowance. So maybe 81" before you start sewing. Or 82" if you're making a thick quilt.