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    My problem was due to thinking about doing the sew-through first, and then try to connect the chamber walls. Wasn't working for me.

    Your way is the way to connect those chamber walls
    If you look at the third pic you can see that is the way it is made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    If you look at the third pic you can see that is the way it is made.
    ah, I see that now.

    If I could have figured this out earlier in my design I probably would have gone that way. Gives you "gap insurance" with a simple baffleless design, at the cost of just a little more fabric.

    but then it would have a whole nuther sweep of pinning to get the chamber walls made correctly, and then another to get the pseudo baffle edge aligned. Argh! I close my eyes at night and I see fabric with lines on it, a straight edge measuring distances between chamber walls, and pins. Oh the pins....


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    but then it would have a whole nuther sweep of pinning to get the chamber walls made correctly, and then another to get the pseudo baffle edge aligned. Argh! I close my eyes at night and I see fabric with lines on it, a straight edge measuring distances between chamber walls, and pins. Oh the pins....


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    Grizz, I was wondering if you ever tried the rolled hem presser foot with the noseeum. I remember reading that you were practicing with one. This method only requires a single pin per seam at the start. I think with the rolled hem foot, baffle construction is actually easier than sewn through because it does not require pinning.

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    Looks great Grizz! Especially interested in the spandex materials used in there. Should have used "nude" instead of black though...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Schneiderlein View Post
    Grizz, I was wondering if you ever tried the rolled hem presser foot with the noseeum. I remember reading that you were practicing with one. This method only requires a single pin per seam at the start. I think with the rolled hem foot, baffle construction is actually easier than sewn through because it does not require pinning.
    I have been practicing rolled hem presser foot, but aren't 100% on it just yet. I _think_ what I want is for the top edge of the fabric (that will be rolled and hemmed) to just fit in the gap at the front of the foot. That gives the most consistent results, but now and then the top part slips in (making the material for the hem too narrow) or doubles over. So for now I'm still practicing. I think the trick you showed is pretty clever. Wish I could do it reliably!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Looks great Grizz! Especially interested in the spandex materials used in there. Should have used "nude" instead of black though...
    Thanks, the spandex is fun stuff. We'll save "nude" for other projects....

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    Another way to encourage the "spaces" between the sewn through section to close up rather than gap open is to dimension the quilt so that the inner layer is the sewn through part with the extra fabric to create the pseudo-baffles. Then there's no extra sewing required but the puffy bits tend to pack together rather than separate. However the flat fabric sheet needs to be made to the outside rather than inside dimension in that case.

    But I like this concept. I've been putting off making a puffy underquilt because of the tedium of sewing baffles. This might eliminate that tedium.
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