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    Senior Member jofish's Avatar
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    Yeah, I'm pretty pumped to give this bad boy a try. I'd rather not sew up the foot end. I really like the idea of versatility and sewing it up would put a damper on that. I have some velcro that I might sew on, but I'm still considering using snaps.

    Has anyone used snaps when making a quilt? Obviously Warbonnetguy has. How well do they work? What are the advantages/disadvantages when compared to velcro?

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    sweet looking quilt... you should be proud of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jofish View Post
    Has anyone used snaps when making a quilt? Obviously Warbonnetguy has. How well do they work? What are the advantages/disadvantages when compared to velcro?
    I've snaps on all my DIY quilts...they are bigger than the Warbonnet ones and are the compression type
    Bought them at Joann's
    They have never failed or came undone. They don't scratch at your legs or hook your socks...
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    Since I tend to thrash in my sleep I prefer a solid sewn foot box. Just a vote for another option and why.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Senior Member jofish's Avatar
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    Well, its been tested and performed admirably!

    I took this top quilt for three nights at the recent Northern Hang in Minnesota. The temps got down into the mid-to-low 20's each night. And it was pretty windy too. I was only chilly the first night, and I attribute that to the fact that the 3-season Yeti doesn't cut it in temps that low. At least not for me. I had multiple cold spots under me, especially where my yeti and pad met.

    Once I boosted my bottom insulation (with some impromptu lashing I added my Speer TopBlanket as an extra UQ under my legs), my new top quilt kept me plenty warm. In fact, on the last night I went to bed with slightly cold feet and woke up with nice & warm feet. Now THAT was impressive. I still don't really know how low I could go with this top quilt, but I think with a decent, full-length winter underquilt I could get down to the single digits. Maybe even lower! I'll keep ya posted.

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    Congratulations on making such a functional and nice looking piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by jofish View Post
    Well, its been tested and performed admirably!

    I took this top quilt for three nights at the recent Northern Hang in Minnesota. The temps got down into the mid-to-low 20's each night. And it was pretty windy too. I was only chilly the first night, and I attribute that to the fact that the 3-season Yeti doesn't cut it in temps that low. At least not for me. I had multiple cold spots under me, especially where my yeti and pad met.

    Once I boosted my bottom insulation (with some impromptu lashing I added my Speer TopBlanket as an extra UQ under my legs), my new top quilt kept me plenty warm. In fact, on the last night I went to bed with slightly cold feet and woke up with nice & warm feet. Now THAT was impressive. I still don't really know how low I could go with this top quilt, but I think with a decent, full-length winter underquilt I could get down to the single digits. Maybe even lower! I'll keep ya posted.
    That is the way to figure this stuff out, Huh Jofish?
    My DIY UQ is only good on it's own to around 30 - 25 but the winter yeti that I used on this trip kept me ever so warm.
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    Darn it! I wish I would have remembered you posted this during the Hang. I'd have liked to see it in person. Next time...

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    Senior Member jofish's Avatar
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    Well, depending on my schedule I'd like to go on a hang this winter so maybe some of you guys could check it out then. I like your idea, Shug, to spend one day of a hang just checking out all the cool gear everyone has. You can never spend too much time checking out gear!

    And by the time you guys will see my quilt I'll have put the snaps that I just bought on it. I didn't have too many drafts in the foot area while hanging. I really only had drafts in the morning when I was moving around a bit. But I think 4-6 snaps should cover that. I'll have to learn Shug's way of cookin' breakfast from the hammock. Sounds nice & cozy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I do not like velcro on a footbox .... always grabs my socks but it is not awful.
    Fun having something that you made with your own hands, ain't it?
    Great looking quilt! And Amen! to making it yourself.

    re: velcro, use the all-in-one kind. You know, the kind that has both the hooks and loops on a single piece. It doesn't grab everything else nearly as bad as the traditional velcro with hooks on one piece, loops on the other.

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