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    AnimalControl - great job.

    Glad you like the draft stoppers. I copied them just like Ray Jardine did. The name of the inventor of draft stoppers is probably lost in antiquity. I have known of draft stoppers for decades and have never known anybody that could name names.

    As for an underquilt. When I started mine I wasn't too sure about a karo step under quilt, but wasn't concerned since I had already finished our under quilts. When I was finished I was starting to change my mind. After having the karo step quilts hanging in the basement from one end for many months, I am of the opinion that a karo step would work fine for an under quilt so long as the karo steps were not too sparse and the quilt was over stuffed. I over stuffed ours 20%. They have been hanging vertical in the basement since spring and there is no shifting of the down whatsoever. I notice that most or all people tend to over stuff their quilts anyway (even JRB advertise theirs as overstuffed), so overstuffing a Karo step would be normal practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    AnimalControl - great job.

    Glad you like the draft stoppers. I copied them just like Ray Jardine did. The name of the inventor of draft stoppers is probably lost in antiquity. I have known of draft stoppers for decades and have never known anybody that could name names.

    As for an underquilt. When I started mine I wasn't too sure about a karo step under quilt, but wasn't concerned since I had already finished our under quilts. When I was finished I was starting to change my mind. After having the karo step quilts hanging in the basement from one end for many months, I am of the opinion that a karo step would work fine for an under quilt so long as the karo steps were not too sparse and the quilt was over stuffed. I over stuffed ours 20%. They have been hanging vertical in the basement since spring and there is no shifting of the down whatsoever. I notice that most or all people tend to over stuff their quilts anyway (even JRB advertise theirs as overstuffed), so overstuffing a Karo step would be normal practice.
    Thanks for your help!
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    Thanks a lot for pictures!
    I am looking for manual for sewing of dawn quilt, and such posts are very usefull for me! In such photoes i found strength for my DIY projects.
    Thanks a lot for all, for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosomaha View Post
    Thanks a lot for pictures!
    I am looking for manual for sewing of dawn quilt, and such posts are very usefull for me! In such photoes i found strength for my DIY projects.
    Thanks a lot for all, for posting.
    Thanks for the kind words Rosomaha...
    Here are some links to other quilt directions..
    TeeDee Karo
    Te-Wa quilt
    Thru Hiker instructions
    Good Luck and post pictures!
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    Nice job, Andy. I previewed your PM about this at Adam's house, but just couldn't find the time to power up my laptop to check the forums over the weekend because Adam kept me so busy sewing on his new UQ design. When you making mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fin View Post
    Nice job, Andy. I previewed your PM about this at Adam's house, but just couldn't find the time to power up my laptop to check the forums over the weekend because Adam kept me so busy sewing on his new UQ design. When you making mine?
    Thanks fin...
    Making yours? sure, right after we finish MY roof!
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    Great Job! Very Cool! Not sure I would have the patience

    I am sure it would work for an UQ. On a couple of my 2/3 quilts I only have 3 chambers (2 small sides and 1 large center) and never had a problem. The Karo Box design would work great on the bottom but may need baffles placed to control the sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    Thanks fin...
    Making yours? sure, right after we finish MY roof!
    We can talk. Watch for my post in the members only section later tonight.

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    Draft stoppers???

    GREAT JOB! I have momentum and down to make a "traditional" TQ, but now having seen this design I am going to give it a try. A few questions...

    How wide are each of the draft stopper wings??
    Are they just a single layer of fabric (hemmed around the edges to prevent fraying)??


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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronjreed View Post
    GREAT JOB! I have momentum and down to make a "traditional" TQ, but now having seen this design I am going to give it a try. A few questions...

    How wide are each of the draft stopper wings??
    Are they just a single layer of fabric (hemmed around the edges to prevent fraying)??


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    JRB sells some 'add-on' wings that are 7.5" wide.
    I believe that TeeDee's were 7"
    Mine are 6"
    I just cut the bottom shell 7" wider and hemmed for a finished 6" (you can see the finished line on the black shell all marked up (pic #2)
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