Originally Posted by Hinton
OK, Thanks guys,
So far my gf has an old quilt, she thinks its a winter one, If its any good I might track down a supplier and buyu a shell material and use it as a filler, whats the best material for the shell?
a very light weight nylon, polyester, or something like that, weighing about 1.1ozs per square yard would work fine.
if you order it on line, you would probably want to get material that has a DWR (durable waterproof repellent) finish applied to it. but if you use material that doesn't have the DWR finish, you can probably find DWR spray in an out door shop.
i don't know what kind of stores you have with in a drivable distance though.
in the US, you can find DWR in spray cans at wal-mart, & probably a lot of other stores as well.
if i understand your original question as a material to cover an under quilt, the parachute material should do fine as far as i can tell. but the DWR spray would be a good idea.