Underquilt.com Test Run
I finally got a chance to set up my recently completed Underquilt.com UQ -(i see on their site the shorter version is now called The Foyle). I finished my blank a couple weeks ago with 9oz of 850 Down from Wilderness Logics. I then ran a continuous length of shock cord through all channels around the perimeter - at each corner, i placed a cordlock for easy tensioning. I sewed Grosgain loops at each corner to attach tie outs.
I couldnt convince my boyfriend to camp out for the night, but he at least agreed to humor me and we went for a day hike, lugging our gear, so I could set it up and see how it worked. I was quite pleased with how it went up and I could definately feel how cozy it made the hammock - but i'll have to wait a couple more weeks before I get to give it a full trial.
It looks really nice, I was looking into doing one of those quilts and wondering how difficult it was. Would you say beginner, intermediate, or expert and the sewing DIY skills? Good luck getting out camping!
I'd say it's a beginner project - all the hard work was done before I got it. I have some experience with a sewing machine, but it really could be done by hand. The hardest part of this whole project had nothing to do with sewing - i spent most of the time messing with the borrowed sewing machine and then trying to thread the shock cord thru the channels.
Nice. I have a couple coming. They are due Mon. Cant wait.