Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Wallsend England
    DIY gathered end
    DIY whoppie slings

    Top quilt footbox draw cord or sleeping bag end

    I am making my first top quilt but I dont know the best way to finish the footbox. Should I just run in a draw cord or will I finish it like a mummy sleeping bag. The sleeping bag looks better and I think would be warmer but I am not sure if I would be able to do it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    DIY 1.7 w/net,Bridge
    DIY Hex
    DIY D&Syn TQ & UQ
    CinchB & WS,Dutch

    quilt footbox sewn

    Simply sewing the footbox closed is the easier way and the warmest..however you don't have the option to vent the foot end if needed. For a winter quilt i would sew the footbox closed. The mummy style footbox is not necessary..simply sew the perimeter of the footbox closed with quilt turned inside out so the seam is hidden.. wrap around 12" along bottom edge (toward head end).Bartack the stopping point and/or reinforce with a small piece of grossgrain ribbon. For warmer weather quilts i would use a drawcord closure that you can vent. Cheers
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by fortran42; 01-18-2013 at 19:05. Reason: added pics

  3. #3
    I have built them both ways and I like a sewn in footbox.
    Less hardware on the bottom end and if its hot just hang your feet out.

Similar Threads

  1. Attatching sleeping pad with shock cord?
    By forsakencowboy in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-25-2014, 03:03
  2. FS: HammockGear 20 degree Burrow (Down top quilt) Sewn footbox
    By wake.joe in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-12-2013, 11:32
  3. Quilt footbox... magnets?
    By Mundele in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-29-2012, 21:02
  4. Snaps for quilt footbox: opinions please!
    By MAD777 in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-16-2011, 12:52
  5. Prototype IX Top Quilt with vented footbox
    By rjcress in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 03-24-2011, 20:47


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts