Hey Folks... I just finished my Ponch Liner Under Quilt project and I thought I'd share it with you.
I picked up an after-market poncho liner at my local military surplus store and I like it over the military "issue" version for two reasons: 1. It is slightly fluffier and thus affords a small increase in warmth; and 2. Unlike the "issue" poncho liners that I am familiar with, it is a true rectangle and things square up better when you fold it before sewing, etc.
As you can see from the photos, the opening in the middle is large enough to fit a 3 oz reflectix pad (scored at the same surplus store I purchased the poncho liner from).
I sewed channels along both of the short ends to accommodate the shock cord and cord locks. I haven't chosen yet to sew channels along the long ends and have instead opted to go with loops and prusik knots to keep the quilt taut (as you can see, I do my sewing the old fashioned way and I will definitely take a break before I even think about sewing those...lol).
All in all an easy project!
Oh yeah...and it comes in at 2 lbs including cord,rope, etc. My pack is lighter than that; however, until I get a little more "mad cash" this will have to do. Cheers!