I finally got started, with a bit less than two weeks until the Florida Hang.
I got the top and bottom cut and marked and cut the baffles (I used 1.1 nylon instead of noseeum) Then I got cold feet.
To break the fear factor, I made a mini quilt. out of scraps:
The quilt is stuffed with socks in the picture. That exercise gave me some confidence in the sewing acrobatics involved.
Yesterday, I sewed the baffles to the bottom. Today the top gets sewed to the bottom. This is akin to the "Great Escape" in complexity.
One downfall, to share my exeriences, is that when you get comfortable whizzing along a seam, THAT'S the point that you sew a fold of material into the seam you're working on and have to get out the seam ripper. I hate that!!
I could use a tip or two on the subject of divying up the down (6 bags) into 13 portions. I have no scale fine enough for this, it will be by eye. My first thought is to take some from each bag, until I have 1/2 bag full. Then split each of the large bags between two compartments. Does the down explode out of the bag when you unzip it??
Also I'd like to thank Adam and Jenny for the quick shipment of my down. It's a pleasure doing business with you!!