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    Senior Member exdiver's Avatar
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    Yes PLEASE share. That looks like the easiest and Best fit for a DIY Underquilt.
    The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why?
    Those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh.
    "Tuesday Afternoon" Moody Blues

    Even duct-tape can't fix stupid.

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    Thanks for all the compliments, you make a girl blush
    The dimensions ended up about 57" long x 38" wide (at the widest part)
    More important for the tight fit is how I got the shape:

    The Climashield and nylon are 60" wide, so I figured the UQ would be 60" long.
    I cut a piece of walmart cotton fabric 48"x60" as a pattern.

    I then hung the hammock in the yard and had #1 climb in and lay as sleeping,

    I used about 8 cloths pins on each side and "clipped" the pattern fabric to the bug net/hammock seam on each side.

    The fabric was too wide (at 48") so I trimmed it down till I had a snug fit at the center of the hammock (from hammock tie out to tie out) with the pattern clipped to the bug net seam.

    I then clipped the rest of the pattern edge to the bug net seam on each side, now the pattern was loose on the under side at the feet end and head end, I then "clipped" this extra material with cloths pins till the whole thing was snug, I took a marker and marked where the extra fabric needed to be cut out that was clipped (the V notches). While clipping the extra pattern matterial at the V notches, I ended up pulling a little up where the pattern clipped to the bug net (about 1"), I marked this to be cut too.

    I then took the pattern and cut it out on my marker lines, and sewed the V notches up, then took it out and re-clipped it to the hammock too double check, and trim the edges slightly.

    I cut the inner shell an 1" narrower than the pattern on each side, made sewing the end a pain and probobly not needed. I sewed the shells and climashield together leaving the stich about 1" in from the edge, then trimming too the stitch, this would make the edge fall about 1" below the bug net seam. I sewed 6" peices of black grossgrain tight to the quilt at the tighout interuptions. I then ironed the yellow 1.5" grossgrain and sewed it on as channels.

    I folded the corners of the quilt on little 45's, I should have cut 45's and trimmed in black gross grain.

    I beleive the fitting of a pattern in a "loaded" hammock is the key.
    Also the G-string suspension triangles I ripped from the forum
    Side note: this original HH exped is not asym, the tieouts are directly opposite each other.
    A heck of a feeling of pride making it your self.

    Slack
    Last edited by Slackdaddy; 07-12-2010 at 16:52.

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    Ingenious and amazing. Having read what I assume to be every (synthetic) UQ tutorial on the web, I feel this could easily top them. Were it to be transcribed into a more official format, there would be no contest! Such an improvement with little additional work. Really super neat idea!

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    OOOOOO a video would be awesome. Nothing like visual real time instructions to solidify things in your mind.
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    You guys are really making my head swell !

    I have 3 more to make for newer HH explorers.
    I will document with pictures, if not video.
    I may wear a light blue tux just for the heck of it

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    "sweet looking"!! I like your use of color too. Only problem is that now you've put "ideas" into my head.... Your directions look so easy, way easier than my attempts. I'm gonna have to try out your designs when the weather gets a bit cooler. (it's hard for me to sew quilts when it's so hot around here).

    Great job on your quilt!
    TinaLouise

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    Really great job, Slack!

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    Good job. I have yet to completely build an under or top quilt.

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    I think that is the most incredable thing I have ever seen. Will you marry me? LOL

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    Of course, but you have to loose that gut 1st


    Quote Originally Posted by strung2tite View Post
    I think that is the most incredable thing I have ever seen. Will you marry me? LOL

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