Those look great Boothill!
i have used the TQ for about 15 nights now and still haven't had a single feather poke through and the loft and warmth are just great so far, the gf has used her TQ & UQ the same amount of nights and has yet to have any poke through also
so as far as i'm concerned that was really the way to go if you want to try and make them yourself "on the cheap", and i think the 800fp advertised for those pillows is pretty close if not spot on, pretty inexpensive way to go as far as down is concerned
Excellent work, Boothill and good choice of color on that ripstop.
I'd love to see the pictures on how you made them. Thanks
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I just bought a similar down pillow, bought from ebay for use in creating an UQ. I have one major problem though: I've slept on the pillow. I didn't get it dirty or anything...but I really, REALLY like it as a pillow.
Has anyone ever made an UQ that doubles as a pillow when you're at home?
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finally got around to using up the rest of the down from the 2 "my luxe" pillows we bought for the TQ & UQ project
2oz. of feathery goodness for my noggin.....yea i know.....not a very exciting DIY project.....i did stuff it pretty full of down, and it doesn't "mush flat" when i lay my head on it, so i think it will work great for my hammock pillow
ended up 7"x12" and oh yea........4.5" of loft
I just wanted to say thanks for the excellent write up of your quilts and also ask a few questions. I plan on doing something similar soon and learned a lot from your post. So how did these quilts end up performing? What temps have you used them down into? Also is there anything you would do differently if you were to do the projects again?
i am going to be re-doing the UQ very shortly with some M50 fabric and internal channels with the down that is currently in it and am expecting to add 20º of warmth to it just by eliminating the sewn through channels.....fingers x'd
as far as the fabric and the down, i have been very happy with both, going with the M50 just to try and save a few ounces on the re-do
The quilt looks great! Thanks for sharing it with us.
This looks great and gets me excited about trying to do something similar. Having done NO work with down I know I'll have to do a lot more reading and planning but I'm wondering if you (or someone) can give me a head start by explaining what you mean by "sewn through channels" and "internal baffles"?
Thanks in advance!