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    Double Layering 2.5 Climashield Apex?

    I'm thinking about DIYing a Climashield Apex underquilt, and heard that 5 oz insulation is the best way to go for a summer underquilt. I'm been looking at Dutchware's prices, and it seems that I can get 2 yards of 2.5oz, and layer them for cheaper than buying 5 oz at other stores. Has anyone tried this (layering insulation)?

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    2 layers work better than just 1, as you can do a differential cut. Not sure how important that will be for a summer quilt, as it makes the quilt warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spencer View Post
    I'm thinking about DIYing a Climashield Apex underquilt, and heard that 5 oz insulation is the best way to go for a summer underquilt. I'm been looking at Dutchware's prices, and it seems that I can get 2 yards of 2.5oz, and layer them for cheaper than buying 5 oz at other stores. Has anyone tried this (layering insulation)?
    You can do it with displaced quilting stitch lines for example. But the experts in this forum say you should better make a 5oz CS single layer (this is normally a bit cheaper too). This is even easier and all you need. There is no need to make quilting stitch lines or a differential cut or darts, but your seam allowance around the whole perimeter of your UQ should be approx. 3/4" at least.

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    More work than any real gain. Also 5oz would be on the thick side for a "summer" grade quilt. 5oz should be able to get you down to around 30F Consider the 3.X thicknesses that are common. That puts you into a single layer of insulation that will take you into the lower 50's to mid 40's. Less weight and bulk with a more summer temp range.
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