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    Nice looking TQ!! I'm impressed by the DIY'rs on HF!
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    This is just a guess since I haven't seen it in person, but I think this Karo style should work fine for an underquilt too.

    After handling it, what do you think AC?



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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Nice looking TQ!! I'm impressed by the DIY'rs on HF!
    I'm just a copycat!
    I have no creativity

    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    This is just a guess since I haven't seen it in person, but I think this Karo style should work fine for an underquilt too.

    After handling it, what do you think AC?
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    IF overstuffed enough (I'd guess 20%), the volume of down would help lock it in place.
    I know TeeDee has been looking at that (UQ) and thinks it would work. Maybe he will chime in
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    Yheck your sizing again". Sure enough, 6" off. Whew...dodged that one!
    Post your pics...no one will criticize and maybe you can help somebody not make the same mistakes!
    I don't even know what mistake I made. I sewed it all up and went, "Huh?" I added a few extra strips of fabric to the shell to make it work out. I now make my wife enforce a rule about me not sewing late at night when I can't see straight.
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    Great looking quilt! I'll be it can take you down to zero... I have a similar DIY quilt that I was more than toasty in at the recent Northern Hang. It also has 15oz of down and weighs in at ~24 oz. Pretty similar dimensions too. It was my first real sewing project, so I also made a bunch of mistakes. But, as you said, thats how you learn!

    Looking forward to your testing trip report!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jofish View Post
    Great looking quilt! I'll be it can take you down to zero... I have a similar DIY quilt that I was more than toasty in at the recent Northern Hang. It also has 15oz of down and weighs in at ~24 oz. Pretty similar dimensions too. It was my first real sewing project, so I also made a bunch of mistakes. But, as you said, thats how you learn!

    Looking forward to your testing trip report!
    Thanks Jofish...I meant to examine yours while we were up there and just plain forgot
    testing...an excuse to get out of the house!
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    What keeps the down from ending up in one corner? Wouldn't it be hard to get it redistributed back evenly?

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    Really nice quilt there, good colour too.You say your a copy cat well thats a unique quilt you have made there.

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    Great job, Andy!

    Care to comment on how you lined up the baffles with the outer layer to sew? That's the only part of the process I can't envision without it being completely tedious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    What keeps the down from ending up in one corner? Wouldn't it be hard to get it redistributed back evenly?
    that would be a problem if you didn't overstuff.
    By overstuffing, the density of the down helps keep it in place (and the 36 short baffles help too!)

    Quote Originally Posted by clearskyblue View Post
    Really nice quilt there, good colour too.You say your a copy cat well thats a unique quilt you have made there.
    Thanks! I just copied TeeDee and LC...and shortened a few steps!
    oh and why blue? Simple...I didn't have a blue quilt yet! lol

    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Great job, Andy!

    Care to comment on how you lined up the baffles with the outer layer to sew? That's the only part of the process I can't envision without it being completely tedious.
    Thanks Sam...
    If you notice, each row of baffles (shoulder to shoulder) is orientated the same. I would sew a row (starting at the head, working my way down)...spread both shells out and fold it up opposite so I could only access the row I wanted...sew that row...repeat. It actually lines up as you go
    Some rows I would mark on the baffle and the shell so I would keep everything lined correctly. Hard to explain...not hard to do, just tedious.

    I think at one point, I told TeeDee that this was an exercise in patience...I haven't changed that opinion!
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