I have two king size extra firm down pillows that I am planning to use to make an UQ and eventually a TQ, but I have a few questions that I haven't seen addressed on the forum (and I've been especially trying to keep up on any quilt conversations).
First, is there any reason why I can't use tulle for the baffles in my quilts? The only other netting I have is really stiff (Hancocks). It might be easier to sew but it is heavy.
The pillows I have have no tags because they were overruns at the manufacturer and were sold to a family member in the "employee store", so I don't know exactly what the ratio of down to feathers is. I do know that these pillows retailed for about $300 and have 36oz of down in each if I remember correctly. I haven't been able to find any pin feathers in the pillows as of yet, but I haven't removed much of the down yet. What I'm trying to determine is how to estimate what fill power my down is. I would assume if one were to weigh a given amount of down and put it in a vessel with a given size, the fill power could be calculated based on how much of the vessel was filled once the down lofts. Does anyone know of such a way to determine fill power of down?
Thanks in advance for any help!