I am going to try to tackle the TQ and UQ in the near future. They don't seem too hard to do.
Shell - 5yd ripstop (1.1 or 1.5oz)
Insulation - 5yd 4oz Primaloft (two layers for 8oz total)
Collar - Shock cord with a cord lock to allow closure at the top
I am going to basically make a big blanket and sew into the corners to keep the Primaloft from shifting around there. Basically, I'll sew on a diagonal at each corner to lock it into place. For the footbox, I plan on making it about a foot or a foot and a half deep. I believe I've read of some technique that allows me to create a footbox out of an quilt near the end. As in, I won't have to cut a special section for the fabric but can utilize some sort of fold and sew technique. I am curious on how to do this!!! I guess I don't really need to do anything on the bottom for the footbox to create a "bottom" panel, but it might be better if i do.
Shell - 3 yd ripstop (54" quilt)
Insulation - 4oz Prima loft (single layer)
Channels - channels on sides for shockcord - grossgrain
Basically a square with insulation. I will use the same locking technique with the primaloft. Along the long edges I will create a gross grain channel to put the shock cord through to allow attachment.
What do you guys think???
Shell - 3 yd ripstop (going for a 54" one)