Originally Posted by FLRider
I would avoid using a waterproof fabric in your top quilt, especially at the temperatures that you'll likely be using fleece. Serious cold (like, single digits or below) is the place for vapor barriers, from what I've found through research. Using a vapor barrier in the 40s and above will result in you waking up wet.
That being said, I wouldn't worry too much about quilting the fleece in the middle. Fleece is stable enough to be used without a shell, so as long as it's sewn to the perimeter, it should be fine. Climashield (which is not stable enough to be used without a shell) doesn't require quilting, so I can't see fleece needing it.
Hope it helps!
Good point. I guess I can use the mystery fabric as a weather shield for the UQ & hammock, and I'll just make a double layered fleece TQ.
The plan seems to be getting simpler by the post, which may mean that I will be able to get it completed by the next trip.