Well I have to confess I have been lurking around here for almost 2 months. In that time I have purchased a HH UB, rigged up ring buckle supports, purchased a used sewing machine (196? Singer 237) and made a few stuff sacks. It's been a fun adventure!
My next big step is gonna be a top quilt, not going the down route but staying with a synthetic.
My question is this:
When I see a "professional" sleeping bag I notice that they do not use the quilting loop method. Took out my sierra designs (15 deg - Polargaurd 3d) bag and noticed that it has rows of stitching horizontally accross the bag. By feeling around I can feel no baffles under the stiching but only the insulation. I can also tell that this stiching does not sew the top/bottom layers of nylon together, it's almost like it stiches nothing.
Not that I won't use the quilting loop method because it looks simple enough. Just to calm my sense of curiosity does anyone have any insight on how this (The "pro" method )works?
I have persued most of the Homemade Discussion Threads concerning sewing/quilting but have not seen this question asked.
Anyway, This is a great forum and have learned alot! See ya at the Hot Springs SEHHA Hangout if I'm not on call!