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    Durable, Comfortable Fabric for inner side of Top Quilt

    I'm building a Top Quilt and plan to use HyperD 1.6 for the outside. I built a hammock with this and I'm crazy about the way it feels... I was planning to use it for the inside also, but many have suggested that is was too heavy for that purpose.

    What is the most comfortable and at the same time durable fabric for the inside of a Top Quilt? Weight is not an issue to me. I camp from a boat, no hiking.

    I plan to purchase all supplies from Ripstop by the Roll.
    I'm considering
    HyperD 1.0
    0.9 oz MEMBRANE 15 poly taffeta
    0.66 oz MEMBRANE 10 taffeta nylon
    ---- But open to anything that first, good hand feel. Second, durable.

    Also, given the choice should I go calendered or uncalendered? Using Climashield.

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    If weight is not an issue and you already know you love the feel of 1.6HD, why do anything different?

    Fabric "feel" preference is so personally subjective you might consider ordering a sample pack from RSBTR and see if any other options interest you.

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    Membrane 10 is only for the super light its very tricky to sew and not the stongest. I have used it for quilts but only for the super weight conscious.
    Membrane 15 is ideal eaiser to sew, strong and feels great wont snag. This is a great choice for the inner.
    Taffeta weave is always good for tactile feel against the skin.

    This is an all membrane 10 karo step top quilt 10oz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tacblades View Post
    Membrane 15 is ideal eaiser to sew, strong and feels great wont snag. This is a great choice for the inner.
    Taffeta weave is always good for tactile feel against the skin.
    I agree wholeheartedly with Tacblades. I have been doing a number of projects with Ripstop by the Roll's MEMBRANE 15 poly taffeta, and I really like it; it's quite easy to sew for such a lightweight fabric, and it has a nice feel in addition to its other qualities (calendared, downproof, and printable via the OutdoorINK process).

    I would also add to the list Dutch's Argon 90 (see below), which has a similar weight and material properties, with a great hand. I like it especially as the inner surface for quilts for cool to cold weather.

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    I would try 1.0oz HyperD. I made hammocks from both 1.0oz and 1.6oz HyperD, and they feel very similar.

    I don't like polyester fabrics because they seem to produce enough electricity to power my electronic devices That might be just my personal problem, though.

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