Originally Posted by gunn parker
I bought a synthetic quilt ready made but without a cover on the weekend, it's about 6 1/2 ft x 5ft and cost just AUD$11.95.
So I plan to cut it so that it is narrower and make an under quilt out of it.
But should I keep it rectangular or maybe make it taper in from the middle toward both ends, similar in shape to a loaded hammock?
Then I just had a though to cut a head hole or slit more like in the middle so that it could be worn in camp before retiring for the night.
What do you all think?
Just so happens that in the midst of documenting something else this evening I took a picture of a couple quilts, the top one is synthetic, the bottom one down. The rectangular one has channels sewn into the head and foot ends, with shock cord. So you cinch them up to get a narrower head and foot. The sides of the rectangular one are just grosgrain I think. Conversely, the synthetic one on top has channels with shock cord running in the long sides, and you don't cinch up the head and foot. Cinching up the sides pulls the quilt into the hammock body.
Both work well on my hammocks. If I were doing a DIY quilt I'd likely go with the rectangular style because it is simpler. Also gives you more coverage for the camp fashion show, in case you're modest.