nope, no new insulation, i've sold off the small amount of uq inventory i had, i have been talking to the primaloft rep a bit, but i don't know if i could use it like i use the continuous filament. i need to get some and do some kind of durability test, been real busy and haven't had time though. unfortunately it's not looking like i'll have any synthetic torso uqs anytime soon.
when making the quilt loops, use one long piece of thread (4 feet or so) at a time, you should be making multiple quilt loops without having to re-thread the needle. step the layers in about 1/2" each time, 1" is probably pushing it, but i haven't tried it so i don't know, too much and they will sag, not enough and they will compress, 1/2" or so seemed close to right.