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    First DIY Top Quilt

    Hi everybody. This is my 3rd DIY project. My first two were underquilts for my hammock. The first one was garbage; second was one pretty good. But this time around I decided to go and make myself a top quilt, which I think came out pretty awesome, give or a take a few aesthetic issues.

    This is about an 82 inch long quilt(I'm 6ft) and it goes over my head when I stuff my feet all the way into the footbox. It's 52 inches wide.

    I have 10 vertical baffles filled with a pound of 700+ Down from Amazon.

    Then, my footbox baffles are filled with 4 ounces of Wilderness Logics 850+ down. So, a total of about 20 ounces of down are in this monster.

    The loft is between 3 and 3.5 inches. This may be my last DIY project for a while because of the immense frustration I faced sewing the god **** baffles. Every time the baffle sewing drains the fun out of it. That said, I'm immensely proud of it, and even prouder to show it off.


    http://imgur.com/a/jKMT5
    Last edited by e_in27; 01-25-2017 at 19:25.

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    I like that, looks great. I look forward to attempting a top quilt once I get my skills a little better.

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    Great work, that should be very, very warm. You probably know this, but you can embed imgur images directly in posts here. If you select the picture, you'll get a dialog on the right where you can select "Large Thumbnail" and then copy and paste from the box marked "BBCode".
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    great job! I did my first quilt (top quilt) finished it last week...your is super wide! I think mine was only about 47 inches, actually that is not horribly more narrow than yours lol...

    I had even more of those darned verticle baffles....14 chambers, 13 baffles, all on original sewing 90 inches long each...I could finish 2-3 in 45 minutes before I got sore.

    I got a sewing table that has helped a great deal with that problem of soreness...I think at some point I just accepted I could only do a bit at a time, no more then 2-3 baffles, then walk away...hard for me to do.

    You are not done, you are kidding yourself...in like 4 days you will have the itch again
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    Looks great e. Better then mine, cause I hadn't done one yet! Gotta keep at it and before too long it'll be second nature.

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    This looks gloriously warm. Awesome!!!


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