This is my first real sewing project and I need some help as I'm heading for a hang this weekend and might need the warmth.
I'm making a top quilt with 6oz. Primaloft Sport and M50 fabric. I'm planning to sew it "inside out" on the top and both sides. Then I will sew the bottom after turning it rightside out. I want to end up with the following finished dimensions and features:
1) Is there anything special about the seams that I should be doing? In other words, is it just a 1/2" rolled hem for the drawstrings and a single stitch through insulation ->bottom shell-> top shell before I turn inside out?
Answer: Straight seam on edge. 3/4-1" rolled hem for drawstring.
2) Do I need to do any additional reinforcements for the grossgrain loops?
3) Should the snaps run through the grossgrain, or through the actual quilt?
Answer: Putting snaps in Grossgrain loops preferred for strength.
4) How should I sew in the zipper? Is it sewn with the initial inside-put stitching, or do I sew it afterwards? Do I need to allow for additional material/fabric?
Answer: Scrapping the zipper idea for simplicity (and possibly weight).
5) How much additional fabric/seam allowances do I need?
Answer: 3/4-1" allowance on each side for straight seam to ensure insulation is caught (trim down to ~1/4" after sewing to save weight).
1 5/8"-2" allowance for each rolled hem.
Sorry for all of the questions, I have gone through just about every thread and tutorial and my head is swimming!