1. I am about to make my attempt at one of these. I am making a modification to the size, I would like to try for more of a full length one as opposed to the 3/4 length. So need to help checking on my math and if I am going about it wrong. I reckon I will keep the width the same as the original plans at 48 inches. But the length I would like to bring out to 70-72ish, I am 5' 10 so I guess 70 should keep my feet covered??

So at 48x70 I am guessing I will need 5 yards of IX. That will provide 3 layers at the 45-48" x 60" and 3 layers at 44-48" x 10". Next for the shell, 1.1 ripstop. I figure I will need 4.5 yards to do both sides and make shock cord channels. That way I can skip the gosgrain. So does this sound about right or am I crazy?? lol Thanks for the help.

2. just a bump to make sure I am on track with materials. Planning on ordering later today. 5 yards ripstop, 5 yards IX should make a 3 layer full length at 70 inches? Thanks

3. Strongly recommend grossgrain for the channels, they take a bit of punishment.

4. Is it possible to use some grosgrain to reinforce the openings and use the ripstop for the channels? I did this on a set of gaiters. Sew a small strip and then used a soldering iron burn a hole in it. My hope with the ripstop channels was to save the weight of running grosgrain the full length on both sides.

5. Originally Posted by Spiffyguy
I am about to make my attempt at one of these. I am making a modification to the size, I would like to try for more of a full length one as opposed to the 3/4 length. So need to help checking on my math and if I am going about it wrong. I reckon I will keep the width the same as the original plans at 48 inches. But the length I would like to bring out to 70-72ish, I am 5' 10 so I guess 70 should keep my feet covered??

So at 48x70 I am guessing I will need 5 yards of IX. That will provide 3 layers at the 45-48" x 60" and 3 layers at 44-48" x 10". Next for the shell, 1.1 ripstop. I figure I will need 4.5 yards to do both sides and make shock cord channels. That way I can skip the gosgrain. So does this sound about right or am I crazy?? lol Thanks for the help.

Originally Posted by Spiffyguy
Is it possible to use some grosgrain to reinforce the openings and use the ripstop for the channels? I did this on a set of gaiters. Sew a small strip and then used a soldering iron burn a hole in it. My hope with the ripstop channels was to save the weight of running grosgrain the full length on both sides.
Yeah, the gross grain edging will take the brunt of the wear, that's a pretty good way to do it. It's not saving much weight, but it does save a little.

6. Thanks for the info. Supplies have been ordered. Will post up some pics when I get done.

7. Originally Posted by Spiffyguy
Thanks for the info. Supplies have been ordered. Will post up some pics when I get done.
I'm interested in how it turns out... Weight and bulk especially...

8. I have a Wiggy's PL.
http://wiggys.com/moreinfo.cfm?Produ...TOKEN=50208412

I am going to attempt to make it into an UQ using these plans.
http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...2&d=1288037882

I am not adding any extra layers, just the UQ as purchased as I am using it with a hammock cover
http://www.2qzqhammockhanger.com/ham...cessories.html

for mild (above 45 F) weather. All I figure I need to do is cut to size, add the pleats, add the crossgrain channels for cord and done.

Am I on the right track or thinking foolishy?

9. So as I am leaving my house to go to work, I happen to notice a package on the front porch. I can only guess that is my supplies. Be nice if the mail dude would ring the bell once an awhile, I could have been knee deep on DIY goodies.

But I have couple questions before I get rolling.

1. Are the V notches cuts or pleats? I seem to remember reading that an overlapped pleat helped the IX have a small air pocket to maintain heat.

2. Since this is going to be 70" long, or 72" I am not sure yet, that extra chunk of IX needs to go in there somewhere. Should I alternate putting it on either end so there is not a seam in the same place? or would there be better to do one at each end and split the middle layer in half and insert it in the middle? Hope that makes sense

3. Regarding the pleats, since the quilt is longer than 60" should I increase the length or width of the pleats as well?

That should get me going. Might have a question on the suspension when I get there.

Thanks

10. My comments are inline below...
Originally Posted by Spiffyguy
...I have couple questions before I get rolling.

1. Are the V notches cuts or pleats? I seem to remember reading that an overlapped pleat helped the IX have a small air pocket to maintain heat.
*Jeff: I've seen it done both ways. I did pleats to save time... but it adds a tiny bit of weight vs cutting

2. Since this is going to be 70" long, or 72" I am not sure yet, that extra chunk of IX needs to go in there somewhere. Should I alternate putting it on either end so there is not a seam in the same place? or would there be better to do one at each end and split the middle layer in half and insert it in the middle? Hope that makes sense
*Jeff: I don't think a seam is a problem, as long as you fit the UQ properly so that there isn't any weight-bearing tension on it. I vote for keeping this simple and just adding to one end... I'd say foot end.

3. Regarding the pleats, since the quilt is longer than 60" should I increase the length or width of the pleats as well?
*Jeff: It seems logical that making the pleats both longer and wider would make the UQ fit better... with will make it insulate better.

That should get me going. Might have a question on the suspension when I get there.

Thanks