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    New DIY down UQ

    So after a year of debating, I took the plunge and just finished my first down underquilt. Thanks to MAD777 for posting how he did it and for all his hard work figuring out how to cut it.
    I made mine out of 800 fill down, eight chambers with one oz. per chamber. When I first got the down I thought it would not be enough but I ended up with about four inches of loft, way more than I would need for a summer quilt but it should be good into the fall. Ill try to post some shots, still working onthe suspension system, I think I will try a method of attaching it to the tie-out points of my HH clone, as a way of spreading it out. Its 42" x 52". the dark lines between the baffles is silicone seam sealer, I was afraid of down leaking out.
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    Nice work!

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    That looks good. Nice job.
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    Doggone, man! That is one thick quilt! 4" of loft should keep you warm when the mercury goes way down. Good job.

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    Superb job! That would be a winter quilt in most places, but Minnesota ....

    I'm glad my instructions helped out. That's what I love about HF - all projects are built on the collective wisdom of the members. That's what I built my quilt on.

    Enjoy it!
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    I love the seam sealer on the seams. Overkill, but awesome!

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    looks great, around how much did it cost you? im thinking of making my first instead of buying it made.

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    I think ill make me one of those next. thanks for the inspiration.

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    Nice work, would like to see a material's list, when u get time. Fabric, thread etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loneoak View Post
    Nice work, would like to see a material's list, when u get time. Fabric, thread etc
    two yards of down proof 1.1 dwr nylon,
    8 oz 800 fill down
    1.5" grosgrain ribbon, 12 ft?
    blue and red gutterman thread, from Joanns
    1/8" bungie, from local outdoor store here in Minneapolis,
    about 100 bucks.
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