Here's goes nothing.
I just ordered 13 oz. of 850+ down from WL for a DIY top quilt. I plan to document in real time the play by play on this thread. My sewing experience is(to prove what a noob I am, and to encourage those who don't think they can sew to at least give it a shot) a few practice zigzags and straight stitches on some scrap stuff, and putting a rolled hem on a tent footprint. My thread shooter is a hand-me-down Singer model 3102 from 1990 (great year, I was two; lots of nose-picking and Nilla wafers). Hopefully I can find some 1.1 ripstop and Guttermann's in town today (Joann's?) so I can start on the shell and liner.
Thus far, the materials list is as follows:
From Wilderness Logics
13oz of 850+ goose down-$87.75
2 yards of 1/4" flat cord-$.99
1 anchorable small cord lock w/ grosgrain-$.99
1 yard of 60" nanoseeum baffle material-$7.95
I'll take all the coaching I can get, so feel free to load it on.