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    900 Miler 20 deg Top Quilt

    This weekend, one of my friends is hiking the last trail in the Smokies he needs in order to have hiked them all. It's the Sugarlands Trail with a very intense 100ft elevation gain over 1.9 miles.

    He is part time ground dweller, part time hanger and has been using a pretty hefty sleeping bag for years now(he's 66). To help him lighten his load and to celebrate his 900 miler finish I made him a new top quilt. Nothing new or innovative, just thought I would share.

    Tried to make it as user friendly as possible, so gave it a sewn foot box and an offset collar closure(see pics).

    All dimensions are finished measurements
    Width at head: 52"
    Width at foot: 38"
    Length: 75"
    Weight: 23.8oz
    Down Fill: 14oz 800fp
    Loft: 3"

    Thanks for looking!

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    Awesome looking quilt !

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    Nice! I'm planning a TQ DIY this winter myself

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    very nice man!
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    You are good friend there Violent Green. Well done on that TQ.
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    Enjoy the elevation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    You are good friend there Violent Green. Well done on that TQ.
    What he said, again

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the compliments everyone. Unfinished dimensions - This quilt is made to fit someone who is 6'4" and the original length for the top shell was 83" and the inner shell was 81". Width was 57" at head, 42" at foot. Hems took up 1.5" on each side.

    Ryan
    Last edited by Violent Green; 11-01-2011 at 20:17.

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    Looks Good.

    That's some serious puffyness... I like it!
    Pass the Apple Pie

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    Looks great dude! That's a lucky friend.

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    Very nice work...looks goods...
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