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  1. #1

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    First DIY down underquilt

    I decided to make a down underquilt for my wife with the hope that if she has good gear, she will camp with me more often. She went a few times during my tent days but always complained that she got cold. I know part of the reason was the thick air mattress that she insisted on using.

    I was able to get her out for one night last year in a hammock. I put two big sleeping bags in the hammock for her so she had 3 layers under her and one over the top. She said that this was the warmest that she has ever slept while camping. So I decided that I would try to make her a 20 degree underquilt.

    I wanted to make it custom for her so I ordered three colors of hyper D 1.0 from RBTR, along with shock cord and the other items that I needed. I also decided to use down from a couple of the Costco blankets. This is my first attempt at making a quilt and I don't know how much it will get used so I didn't want to spend too much.

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    The purple and grey are for the outside and black for the inside.
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    I cut the material and sewed the outer shell together.
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    I laid out the baffles using masking tape for my guide lines.
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    The baffles are sewn to the inner and outer shell.
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    The cord channels are sewn in and draft collar attached at one end. Time for the down!
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    I used the vacuum and transferred the down from the Costco blankets to the new quilt.
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    The final end was closed and the last draft collar and cord channel was added. I just need to add the suspension. The weight before the suspension is 25.6 oz. don't look real close at the stitching as it is not the straightest. I think it turned out pretty good, hopefully my wife will like it and if she doesn't, the colors are fine for me.

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    BananaHammock's Avatar
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    Nice job! I think she will love it Is there a chance you can do a picture of the outside again with better lighting?
    Get lost in the woods and find yourself again. A vacation,to me, is working with your hands and surviving because of the fruits of your labor. In the business world I teach;in the natural world I learn.

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    That is a seriously good looking UQ, stitching looks great to me.
    Caminante, son tus huellas el camino y nada más... - Antonio Machado

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    Work of art!


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    Nice Job! I think she will like it. My wife was a little unsure of the hammock camping until I made her a set to use. She's still not ready for Winter or Summer camping but like's the Spring and Fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaHammock View Post
    Nice job! I think she will love it Is there a chance you can do a picture of the outside again with better lighting?
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    Sweet! Thanks.
    Get lost in the woods and find yourself again. A vacation,to me, is working with your hands and surviving because of the fruits of your labor. In the business world I teach;in the natural world I learn.

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    Very nice job! I love the pic of the quilt on the kitchen counter! So awesome.
    Jared

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartlax4 View Post
    Very nice job! I love the pic of the quilt on the kitchen counter! So awesome.
    Thanks! I didn't have any other long surface to work on and I didn't really want to work on the floor.

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    Very nice work. It turned out great! I recently finished my first down UQ myself. It's so satisfying making something so nice isn't it?

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