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    i found an alternative to down, that i ended up with permaloft (the fluffy kind) have not gotten it yet but im gonna have a ton left over! only 40 bucks for 5lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capta1n View Post
    i found an alternative to down, that i ended up with permaloft (the fluffy kind) have not gotten it yet but im gonna have a ton left over! only 40 bucks for 5lbs.
    Do you have a link to the source?, for those who can't use down
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzbrown View Post
    do you have a link to the source?, for those who can't use down
    hopefully
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    Sorry for the long wait.

    http://www.downlitebedding.com/
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    In the DIY Supplies Tab on top
    -look for the bulk sales(scroll down),
    -then click on the drop down arrow to choose from:
    100% Feathers - Grey duck - Sold In 25 Pound Batches
    5/95 - Grey Duck Feather Blend - Sold In 5 Pound Batches
    10/90 - White Goose Feather Blend - Sold In 5 Pound Batches
    50/50 - White Goose Feather Blend - Sold in 5 Pound Batches
    EnviroLoft - 100% Polyester - Sold In 5 Pound Batches - (Consider PrimaLoft Luxury Down Alternative)
    PrimaLoft - Luxury Down Alternative - Sold In 5 Pound Batches
    PrimaLoft Down - 50% White Goose Down Blended With 50% PrimaLoft - Sold In 5 Pound Batches
    700 Fill Power White Goose Down (85% Clusters) - Sold In 1 Pound Batches
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    That primaLoft down blend does look interesting. Wonder how how it compares to straight down? How much to use?
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    straight down is better by far...and more $$$. primaloft seems to clump a little and gather a little. but you can fix that by sorta fluffing it. this stuff does not perform when wet fyi.
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    Back in Nov. I found that Target had queen down pillows 850fill on sale for 14.99.
    I used one and a little more than half. It made a very nice under quilt 3/4 length.

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    BAH!! that is a good deal, if i could find a good deal i'd use down on my next project. alas the amount of down that i need would cost way too much. I'll keep my eyes open, good catch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by capta1n View Post
    BAH!! that is a good deal, if i could find a good deal i'd use down on my next project. alas the amount of down that i need would cost way too much. I'll keep my eyes open, good catch!
    It takes time, but search ebay for "my luxe down -alternative" the 'minus alternative' weeds out everything that has 'alternative' in the title. I've seen 32 oz. of down sell for $85 or so (rare but happens). The only catch is that it comes in pillows or comforters that you will have to cut open and harvest.

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    I've done the My Luxe thing on Ebay. I ended up with something like 140 oz for under $2.50/oz shipped. I think some of the estimates for amount of down in some of the products is slightly high, but still if the price is right why not.

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