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    Good Deal?

    I found a guy who is selling a queen sized down comforter for $30. Would that be a good deal if i got that and then took the down to make an underquilt?
    This is the day that the Lord has made-let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

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    Problem with a down comforter is it's mostly feathers. I had a friend give me a bag of down from a pillow and it's 80% feathers. I might make a pillow out of it, but not a quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    I found a guy who is selling a queen sized down comforter for $30. Would that be a good deal if i got that and then took the down to make an underquilt?
    Probably not. It'd be far too heavy to be of any practical use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    I found a guy who is selling a queen sized down comforter for $30. Would that be a good deal if i got that and then took the down to make an underquilt?
    Not necessarily.

    1- Harvesting and repurposing down is a messy proposition at best.
    2- Down bedding is typically made with very low fill-power down (550 or lower) so you need more of it by weight to get the same insulation and loft than you would get from less down of a higher fill-power.

    Do some reading and know what you're getting into before you tacke that project. It may be that you want to do that, just be sure.
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    whew, thanks for that one guys!

    so where doesn one go to find alot of down at a decent price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    so where doesn one go to find alot of down at a decent price?
    Speer (scroll down the linked page)

    Feather Industries

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    great! thanks, i'll have to check how much i need to buy then.
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    thru-hiker.com has some too. not sure how it compares price wise.

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