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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    Talking FINISHED!!! Fleece TQ w/ Weathershield

    Well, this past weekend I was able to fire up the thread injector and finish up my top quilt.

    The concept was to create something that would be warm enough to be considered 3 season (for NM climate), have enough compaction to fit in the same bag with my UQ, and cheap enough....well the cheaper the better right!?

    I'm not a gram weenie, so the weight of fleece wasn't an issue, and the uncut 4yds of chocolate brown fleece fit in the bag with the UQ, so whatever was cut off during the build was bonus weight and space saved.

    I decided to make it double layered fleece, but with 4 yds I was limited to a maximum length of 6 feet. This spawned the idea of having a single layer at the head portion, so rather than cutting it in half and having two equal pieces, I cut one piece longer than the other.

    I wanted the ability to use it as a blanket that could be easily kicked off if I got to hot, but I also wanted it to have a footbox for colder nights. I decided to go with drawcord and a button to create an optional footbox.

    Lastly, I used a piece of mystery fabric as a weather shield to block out the wind. I sewed the top portion right where the double fleece layer stops. The edges are inset 4" and the bottom is inset 3".


    With the thread injector warmed up, a pile of pins by my side, my wife at a women's retreat, and the kids in bed, this project went pretty quickly

    The final dimensions are:
    84"L x 50"W

    Here's a few pics
    Joining the weathershield to the fleece


    Joined


    Foot End Corner


    As a blanket (head to the left)


    Footbox mode


    Footbox mode underside



    I hope to use it soon, but until I do it's great for around the house
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    Very nice! Good job!

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    Interesting. I am waiting to see how you like it. I have used fleece inside a tent and MH that way where wind was not an issue so I wonder how well that will work with the wind block. I found it to be a good low cost blanket as well as making some simple sleeping bags for kids.
    YMMV

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    Looks great! I like the weather shield idea, it should help retain some extra warmth.
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    Very nice job! I like the design... I have a fleece/nylon TQ that is nice and toasty. I really like the feel and warmth of fleece, just not the weight...

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    Very nice concept and work. Gives me some ideas for quality time with the injector.
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    Fleece is really easy to work with as long as you have a slick surface to cut and pin on. Carpet grips the fleece too much, which could result in a bad measurement.

    I used my laminate dining rm floor and blue painters tape, which allowed the fleece to relax to an untensioned state..... is untensioned a word???

    Sewing it was no problem. I just did a minute or two of machine setup per the instructions manual, and I was blown away at the professional stitch I was laying down.
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    Very nice, and looks toasty warm. I love fleece and have a light weight fleece TQ from JacksRBetter. I love it.
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    I love it. I must make one now. Thanks so much for posting. What a great idea.

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    That's a pretty interesting idea!

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