when i made the ray way quilt, it was one of my first major sewing projects w/o the help of my seamstress friend. also i wasn't taking my time the way i should have... so i came in farther than i should have when i was sewing the insulation to the two layers of shell material.
so it turned out even more narrow than i intended.
besides, i probably had already cut it more narrow than i should have (trying to watch those ozs you know<g>).
it works pretty well, but i wish it was 8 or 10" wider because it's bad to pull up on the sides & expose me to the cold air
so pay attention to the part where they warn about trying to save weight by making your quilt to narrow.
if you wanted to make it more narrow latter, you could.
in that sloppy sewing i also took-up to much of the draft stopper, so it's only about 4" wide.
i would consider attaching the draft stopper. i believe that it would be helpful in a hammock (or ground).
if you decide you didn't need it, removing it would be no big deal.
and the gorjet is probably a good idea.
i have to say though... mine is not nearly as thick as it was when i first made it.
i don't know if it's from over compression, or because i have stored it in a 50lb onion bag instead of laying it out flat, or a combination, but i would take care to respect the insulation.
i brobably wouldn't try to compress it to but the size of about 2.5 loafs of bread<g>. ...tim