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    Has anyone use magna fabrics 30d calendered fabric for down gear?

    I bought a bunch of the 30d calendered coyote fabric from magna fabrics to make hammocks out of. I recently got a great deal on 2 lbs of 750 fill power down and wanted to try using it for a couple of quilts. From my experience the calendered 1.1 nylon is usually down proof, but when I emailed magna fabrics about if it was down proof the responded "Sorry this fabric is not down proof. We do have other fabrics that are. best regards" I couldn't find any fabrics on their website that claimed to be down proof.

    I'm hoping I can use it for down projects.

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    Push come to shove, you could do a small pillow with the fabric and down. Give the finished pillow a workout for a week or so and see what happens. You'd only loose a small swatch of fabric and a handful of down.
    If it doesn't leak, you got a useful down pillow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokbot View Post
    I bought a bunch of the 30d calendered coyote fabric from magna fabrics to make hammocks out of. I recently got a great deal on 2 lbs of 750 fill power down and wanted to try using it for a couple of quilts. From my experience the calendered 1.1 nylon is usually down proof, but when I emailed magna fabrics about if it was down proof the responded "Sorry this fabric is not down proof. We do have other fabrics that are. best regards" I couldn't find any fabrics on their website that claimed to be down proof.

    I'm hoping I can use it for down projects.

    -Loki
    is it the 68 inch wide stuff or the 60,, if its the wider stuff it will be just fine,, make a small sack , you can just hold it shut, thruw in a handful of down and lay it on the table or bed and whack the heck out of it with a fat stick or bat and see if it passes down thru , if not then your good, it's really easy to check it for your self.

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    It's the 68" stuff. I'm glad to hear it may be downproof. I'll make me a pillow this week. If it's down proof I'll rip it open and use the down in another project. I don't really find myself needing a pillow in a hammock.

    -Loki

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    Not to thread jack or anything, but is it possible to diy down proofing or calendering? I'd like to pick up some of the magna 1.1 and use it with down as well if I can get away with it...

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    I believe calendering is pressure and heat. I guess you could use an iron or a press if you have one. You could always test it by making a small pillow.

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    You won't be able to "calendar" fabric at home with an iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    You won't be able to "calendar" fabric at home with an iron.
    It was a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    You won't be able to "calendar" fabric at home with an iron.


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    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    See now, I had to go look it up to make sure I had spelled it right.

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