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    Finally finished my quilt

    I finally finished my top quilt. Sorry, the pictures aren't all that descriptive, but at least you can't see the terrible sewing job on the seams. It works though, although I haven't tested it yet. I bought the fabric at Wally World for $1.50 a yrd. I weighed the fabric at work, and it came out to 1.1 oz per sq yrd. Now I am glad I bough the whole bolt for future projects . I bought the XP from Thruhiker. I used a layer of the 5 oz and a layer of the 2.5 oz in hopes of a 20F temp rating. I pretty much copied sclittlefield's quilt he shows on his blog with the exception of the taper. The quilt is 72 inches long (I am 5'11' so it is long enough) 60 inches wide at the head end, and around 45 inches at the foot. Instead of tapering both side of the foot end, I just cut out the piece for the foot box on one side, and then cut a diagonal line on that same side. So I guess you can call it an assym quilt . I weighed it at work and it came out to 1017.5 grams or about 2.25 lbs with no stuff sack. I still need to sew the stuff sack.





    As you can tell, I had a little help with the picture taking.




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    Great job. What kind of insulation did u use?

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    Very good job. Love the colour of the nylon.

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    Really nice quilt! 5oz+2.5oz ought to do the trick at 20*.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeHouse View Post
    Great job. What kind of insulation did u use?
    CLimashield XP I bought at Thruhiker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    Really nice quilt! 5oz+2.5oz ought to do the trick at 20*.
    I sure hope so. That was the one thing that caused the most headache, trying to decide how much I needed. Eventually I just pulled the trigger and hope for the best. And, thanks for the foot box inspiration sclittlefield. I didn't really know what I wanted until I saw yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine_Light View Post
    Very good job. Love the colour of the nylon.
    I think it is a light grey. But it is REALLY close to foliage green. I can mate it with my ACU pattern tarp. Next on the list is another hammock (either hennesy clone or bridge, or even both), and probably a bigger tarp to cover me and my son at the same time (11X10 ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by finallyME View Post
    I think it is a light grey. But it is REALLY close to foliage green. I can mate it with my ACU pattern tarp. Next on the list is another hammock (either hennesy clone or bridge, or even both), and probably a bigger tarp to cover me and my son at the same time (11X10 ).
    I'm in the process of working on a tarp for 2. Already designed it, just got to cut it out and sew when I get some time,,, I'll post some pic's and the design when done...

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