Originally Posted by TeeDee
The only thing I would be concerned about using a zip tie - if the tie were pulled fairly close, not even real tight, the shock cords would be rubbing back and forth against the tie. Whenever you move, the shock cords move to adjust. That would abrade the shock cord and wear through the cord. The edges of the plastic zip ties I have used have fairly sharp edges. Those edges would really abrade the cord. The stainless steel or plastic rings are rounded and do not abrade the cord.
Interesting point. I guess I was thinking about using the zip-tie as a sort of new attachment point for the quilt suspension. With the ties pulled tight, the cords wouldn't move at all and you'd basically be attaching the quilt closer to your body. Which, as your pics suggest, might really be a better way to go. Let us know how much difference it makes with fitting and air gaps!