I'm currently constructing a top quilt and have arrived at the step of filling it with down. I've tried the vacuum extension tube method (putting noseeum over the hose) and have not had much success with it.
I was contemplating another method and wanted to get some feedback: What if I were to measure out the appropriate amount of dry down feather into a bowl and then lightly dampen the down with water from a spray bottle. I think this might make it easier to grab hold of and also prevent the down from floating around while I'm trying to move it from the bowl into the quilt. Obviously there would need to be some dry time, but I can deal with that.
Any thoughts? Would this damage the down feather in any way? Has anyone tried anything similar?