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    How to keep a TQ in place

    Okey Dokey. My pre-teen has issues with his top quilt sliding out of his WB Traveler. He's an active sleeper. What is a good way to keep his TQ in place?

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    Sevens:
    Is your son kicking out of the footbox or is he "walking" the TQ off the top of himself while he sleeps. I think that Randy, not quite sure, took some fabric and sewed a triangle section of fabric in one of his DIY hammocks to stop this problem. If you don't like the fabric idea you could always use a no-see-um material instead. That way the netting will give before the hammock fabric does if he is having really wild kicking fits.
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    I thought you were going to make a fabric triangle like bigbamaguy outlined. What happened to that idea?
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    Well yeah...That was my idea so I figured there had to be a better one out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sevens View Post
    Well yeah...That was my idea so I figured there had to be a better one out there
    There's always duct tape!
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    hmmm? You are very wise Master Po.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    There's always duct tape!
    Man, I was gonna say that.
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    I make slightly deeper footbox and then use a couple of side or center release buckles to help keep things tucked. If they are positioned correctly along the side of the quilt they are pretty easy to engage/disengage.

    Duct tape will more than likely do the trick too...

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    This thread discusses adding a footbox to a netless hammock. It definitely helps me keep the TQ from falling over the edge. It does not affect the lay of the hammock.

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    Well, I guess there is always a Pea Pod type approach. That is the only approach I have found where I don't have to "work" to keep things tucked in and with no draft when I move. But I guess you have to find a way to make the TQ you already have stay in place. Other than a pod and ideas already given, I don't know. I especially don't know if it is a case of flopping around with out really waking up. I'm not sure how you would stay covered with a TQ without using some caution when you move.
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