My first 2 quilts I went with snaps....from now on I will go with sewn. I just don't need the versatility I thought snaps would get me.
I haven't had snaps, so I can't comment specifically, but count me in the anti-omnitape camp. I have an Arrowhead topquilt with an omniquilt and it drove me crazy until I sewed the thing shut. If I tried to put my feet in and missed, even a little bit, the tape would rip open and require gymnastics to reattach it. If snaps hold tighter than that, they would work, otherwise I would go for sewn.
Ive been looking at a topquilt, too. guess ill get sewn shut!
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All my top quilts are sewn since I can't envision using a TQ in a hammock without using the "footbox".
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Snaps all the way for me. Not even a question about it, love the flexibility.
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I always opt for the flexibility of snaps for the open as a "blanket" feature, but recently I have been thinking that a zipper "ala EE" seals the footbox better than snaps, offers more convenience, and would weigh just a few grams more.
Snaps make sense if they are on a quilt design like JRB uses on the Hudson River or Old Rag Mountain. Those quilts are designed to be used as either top or bottom quilt. For something that is a mummy shape with a taper in the footbox then having snaps doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me since it won't function as well as an under quilt.
I think sewn is the way to go. I guess snap would be better if you were using in warmer temps.