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    I've made quilts with both dwr and untreated...

    I've made quilts with both dwr and untreated down. I've noticed the dwr down clumps more in my home made eductor system. It's actually clogged it up a few times, which has never has happened with...
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    You should be fine. That's my opinion and I'm...

    You should be fine. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it! :)

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
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    Welcome from a fellow grand rapidian!!! Make sure...

    Welcome from a fellow grand rapidian!!! Make sure you keep an eye out for the Annual fall hang and chilli festival at deep lake in Yankee springs recreation area. Its an awesome time!!!
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    Cool quilt!

    Cool quilt!
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    I use wunderlabel. I get the printed ones instead...

    I use wunderlabel. I get the printed ones instead of woven just because they are a little cheaper. Then I sew them onto a price of grosgrain before adding to my gear. I think they have a 25 piece...
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    Very nice quilt. Great job. I'm sure she will...

    Very nice quilt. Great job. I'm sure she will love it.
  7. Awesome Job. The color combo is really nice. Very...

    Awesome Job. The color combo is really nice. Very satisfying to sew something so nice, isn't it? I'm so glad we have these amazing fabrics available to us.
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    Thats pretty darn sweet!!! :boggle: I have a...

    Thats pretty darn sweet!!! :boggle:
    I have a long term project being planned right now.....a TQ with the celtic tree of life on it....I think I may need to use the spray adhesive idea, its going to...
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    I believe it is just a simple seam, not a French...

    I believe it is just a simple seam, not a French seam, as described in the second post.
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    Awesome! Good post!! DIY is sooo addictive.

    Awesome! Good post!! DIY is sooo addictive.
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    Lol...not quite. ;)

    Lol...not quite. ;)
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    Thanks! And just as an update...I've taken this...

    Thanks! And just as an update...I've taken this quilt to 25 and was toasty warm on the bottom. The only thing I might change is making it maybe 3inches wider overall. If I sleep figure 4 style, my...
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    Nice job!!!! I'm working on mine right now!!!

    Nice job!!!! I'm working on mine right now!!!
  14. You should check this design out: honeymoon...

    You should check this design out:
    honeymoon suite

    This design sews a wedge of material down the ridgeline to make room on one end for the spreader bar. If you used a lightweight spreader bar for...
  15. Thats allotta PIZZA!! Thanks for putting the...

    Thats allotta PIZZA!! Thanks for putting the order in Stone!! THOSE POTATOES LOOK GREAT!!

    I am bringing 2lbs of BACON
  16. Well bring our coleman 2 burner as well. I'll...

    Well bring our coleman 2 burner as well. I'll update the spreadsheet when I get home.
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    I just bought a bunch. Lol. Thanks Kyle. You got...

    I just bought a bunch. Lol. Thanks Kyle. You got me. ;)
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    I think a pillow with 3oz of 600 FP will be...

    I think a pillow with 3oz of 600 FP will be firmer and give more support vs a pillow with 3oz of 800fp. If I were to choose FP for a pillow, I'd go lower for the increase in support. JMO.
  19. Thread: fill power

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    Difference is packability and weight. Should be...

    Difference is packability and weight. Should be the same warmth as long as they are stuffed right. Fill power has to do with warmth to weight ratio, the higher the fill power, the less down it takes...
  20. Pam and I should be up around 3 or 4ish.

    Pam and I should be up around 3 or 4ish.
  21. That's awesome!! Good for her. Pam is hanging...

    That's awesome!! Good for her. Pam is hanging this year as well. She is a solid yes.
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    Sweet looking pack. Very nice job. It'll feel...

    Sweet looking pack. Very nice job. It'll feel good to go out on a trip with a pack you've made yourself.
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    Nice quilt!!!! Love the green. I love the pre cut...

    Nice quilt!!!! Love the green. I love the pre cut baffle material as well
  24. Dang! That looks pretty good! Pretty sure I made...

    Dang! That looks pretty good! Pretty sure I made my draft tubes bigger than that, but I don't remember the measurements. I can't wait to see this thing stuffed and hanging.
  25. Thread: Making my TQ

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    That quilt is awesome. Love it. Very nice job,...

    That quilt is awesome. Love it. Very nice job, can't believe its your first quilt. It should serve you very well. Sorry i couldn't have helped you out with questions.
  26. Any more progress on this beast of a project?

    Any more progress on this beast of a project?
  27. Thread: Top quilt

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    That looks great! What are the materials/specs?

    That looks great! What are the materials/specs?
  28. Well, Pam may come regardless of cabin situation....

    Well, Pam may come regardless of cabin situation. She will make her decision based on how cold it is supposed to be....with this winter so far, I don't think she'll have to worry about it being real...
  29. IMO, grosgrain doesnt bunch up as well as fabric...

    IMO, grosgrain doesnt bunch up as well as fabric does. I would use straight grain tape made from the same fabric for the channel. The grosgrain will most likely soften up and bunch a bit better after...
  30. That keeps the ends of the chamberd from being...

    That keeps the ends of the chamberd from being compressed. Not a waste of time IMO.

    I love down linens down. Never had a bad experience and I have bought 5-6 lbs from them, I believe.

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    Yup. Bias tape will work great. You may also buy...

    Yup. Bias tape will work great. You may also buy premade bias tape at joanns or the like. Make sure it is polyester and not cotton though.
  32. That's amazing work. Hand sewing. Takes DIY to an...

    That's amazing work. Hand sewing. Takes DIY to an all new level. Good work so far, keep it up!!
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    In MI, I use a 6' and an 8'. I've found this to...

    In MI, I use a 6' and an 8'. I've found this to be a great combo. Only once have I needed to use an extender to make my hang work.
  34. Thread: Anything!!!

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    I didn't think OP was interested. That UQ is sold...

    I didn't think OP was interested. That UQ is sold pending payment. Sorry.
  35. Thread: Anything!!!

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    Can you sew? That's the first thing. ;) Its...

    Can you sew? That's the first thing. ;)

    Its all in planning, marking and cutting. You do all those things well and the sewing should go fine. There are quite a few threads about making a DIY UQ. I...
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    That's a good reason!! :)

    That's a good reason!! :)
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    Awesome. I love DIY and I'm sure you will love...

    Awesome. I love DIY and I'm sure you will love creating functional gear with that machine! Can't wait to see the pics!
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    yep, making bias tape is tedious. If you are not...

    yep, making bias tape is tedious. If you are not doing cat cuts, why not make straight grain tape? It would probably help with the stretch issue.

    Can't wait to see the tarp.
  39. Pam's in for the cabin as well.

    Pam's in for the cabin as well.
  40. Count me in....I hope we get some cold weather...

    Count me in....I hope we get some cold weather soon....
  41. Thread: Anything!!!

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    I've got a DIY down UQ I'd let go for $60. 121206...

    I've got a DIY down UQ I'd let go for $60. 121206
    Its kind of a hack job, I made it a long time ago and it was my first UQ. Should be good to 30 degrees or so. It is differentially cut and...
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    I made my wife's quilt this way-longitudinal...

    I made my wife's quilt this way-longitudinal baffles. She loves it.
    Either way works. With a horizontal baffled quilt, you can just shake the down towards the middle if your pushing the temp limit...
  43. I would think twice before using those materials...

    I would think twice before using those materials for an insulated hammock. That is a lot of work. I know others have pushed the weight with these lighter materials, but I would expect not a lot of...
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    +1 on downlinnens. I've bought multiple lbs of...

    +1 on downlinnens. I've bought multiple lbs of down from there and never been disappointed. 800 FP is the best deal IMO. Make sure you make your quilt the right amount of loft for the warmth your...
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    You could use a multibuckle on the end of the...

    You could use a multibuckle on the end of the strap as a replacement for the marlinespike hitch. I'm making a hammock for my mother and this is what I'm doing. Then you can just hang the CL on that.
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    I make me hammocks similar, but end up with a way...

    I make me hammocks similar, but end up with a way more rounded shape vs a hex shape. It works well for me, I don't lay on an extreme diagonal, and I find when I have an UQ on, its harder to get on an...
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    Great job. I love that Illume green. It looks...

    Great job. I love that Illume green. It looks really nice.
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    That's a pretty quilt. I love green and black....

    That's a pretty quilt. I love green and black. Great color combo. I like the contrasting thread colors too. Nice touch. You should be proud of your craftsmanship.
  49. My wife has a 9.5 foot hammock and I have a 10.5...

    My wife has a 9.5 foot hammock and I have a 10.5 foot hammock and use spreader bars at the head end. It's a bit more work to finagle, but totally doable.
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    I love DIY hammocks...so much win. Great job on...

    I love DIY hammocks...so much win. Great job on those. Can't wait to see the finished integrated net.
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