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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    sounds like you're on your way. I have found that PL UQ's with no additional loft are good to the mid-40's. High loft should take you into the mid-30's? only the weather will tell...

    RE: UQ adjustment: Don't pull the end gathers too tight, or it will open up the fabric under your shoulders, making you cold... a light touch and "just closed" is right for me...

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    Maybe thats part of it. I have been pulling the ends pretty tight assuming that my weight would span it back out. Ill give that a try. We are going to get some cooler weather this weekend and I hope to get another trial in. I have a darn bathroom torn up or I would go hit the woods.

    Im glad no one is laughing as I know this is ground that many have covered. For us noobs it all new. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    Man if that is your hack job your good jobs must be incredible

    Nicely done.

    I am working up courage to do a DIY similar to this. I needs an UQ and am broke!
    Well if your eyes were a little closer to the finished product you would not be so kind with your words.

    Here is the thing I had to do. First I had to snatch 3 hairs out of my chest and learn to call it thread injecting before I could start. Next I sewed a simple stuff sack if there is such a project. Then I just went and bought the PL and started. Cool thing about thread is if you mess it up you can cut it back off and do it again.

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    Thanks for posting your project, I'll be starting mine soon... with new ideas.

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    That looks great! Did you just fold the quilt over double? And where'd you get your shock cord for .15c a foot?
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