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    Joannes fabrics insulated window material???? anyone try it...

    Joannes Fabrics has this material that is used as sun blocking curtain material

    is like this arrangement stacked:

    A quilted cotton top cover,
    thin insulation layer like batting,
    essentially a rubbery emergency blanket,
    thin insulated layer like inside a pot holder(a space blanket like/batting layer combo...


    Other than being a bit bulky seem ideal for Spring/Summer UQ or underlayer inside..

    Anyone know this stuff and tried it???

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    Haven't tried it, but you lost me at "batting". How much does it cost?

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    batting??? maybe i got the wrong word....i mean a thin wispy layer of synthetic "stuffing"....about 1/8" thick......

    48 inches wide...buy it buy the yard...about $25/yard...but they always have a 40% coupon....so you could get 72 inches by 48 inches for like $30....

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    Re: Joannes fabrics insulated window material???? anyone try it...

    I think it is called warm window. . . There are a few threads on it. It is heavy and does not drape well... and not compressible.

    If you are looking for a cheap uq project, try a poncho liner uq or get a fuel ikea comforter... really, you are better off cutting out a Starbucks trip twice a week and putting the cash in a mason's jar... you'll have enough cash for a down UQ in no time....
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    I used it as a "slide in" for my PLUQ. I sewed up 3 sides of the PLUQ and left the bottom end open to slide in the Warm Window material, then I added some Velcro to hold it in place. It works pretty well when I am car camping but is very bulky/heavy. I have used it down to 45F and it kept me pretty warm.

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    thanks again to all....at Johns Advice I quit toying around, bit the bullet and purchased a JRB Nest.....look forward to 1st outing

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    i gave up on this, atleast as far as UQ goes...too bulky...I am thinking some sit-upon's, smaller stuff like that....????

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    pot cozy/pot holder, etc

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    If this is the blackout fabric that I use for my windows,
    it is really heavy..... for some DIY material for cozies and such,
    you might look at reflectix... unless you already have some of
    this blackout fabric.

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    I use this stuff between the layers of my hammock in super cold to supplement my uq. It really helps. I also let my dog lay on it when she goes with me when it is cold, keeps her snug. I really like this stuff when paddling or car camping.
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