Don't even have my hammock made yet and I'm planning my down UQ. I'm interested in making a 3/4 length quilt. I'm only 5'5" so I was thinking a quilt 50" x 48" would work well. I have a couple questions.
1. How much down will I need for a 25 degree quilt? I'm considering using 900 fill down from thru-hiker. I was thinking around 7 ounces. [50 (length) x 48 (width) x 2.5 (height/loft) / 900 (fill) = 6.66]. Does that sound right? Can you get down in ounce increments anywhere (800 or 900 fill)?
2. Baffle direction - for a hammock UQ is there any difference making the baffles head to foot vs. side to side? Head to foot would mean less chambers to fill which would be nice.
3. Shape - At first I was planning on making it rectangular because it will be easier and I lack substantial sewing skills, but I've been rethinking this lately. I'm making a gathered end hammock and will be sleeping at a diagonal. Would it be better to make the UQ more of a parallelogram shape? It seems that would make more efficient use of the down.
I've been doing a lot of searches but these are questions that have come up while I've been researching. Thanks.