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    Top Quilt Pattern

    Is there a free one somewhere around for synthetic insulation?

    - with a foot box.

    Jbo

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    http://www.backpacking.net/makegear.html

    Check out this link - you'll find other MYOG stuff there, too. It's a very basic quilt without features, but it does have a footbox.
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    Having used a Speer Top Blanket, I go against the popular opinion and give a thumbs up to making a narrow TQ. The STB is 40" X 72", with velcro on the edges of the bottom 18" so it can make a footbox. When fully fluffed up, it's about 36" wide!

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    I too found that I had different needs between my summer down top quilt and my winter down top quilt. I like my summer quilt to be able to go totally flat. I've got a cord at the bottom with cord-locks on either side so I can gather up the bottom if I want to. My winter quilt is made with more of a foot-box but I can still undo it, it has velcro and ribbons that I can tie if I want the "foot-box" effect. Plus it's got cord and cord-locks to keep it gathered. I also put cord and cord-locks at the head end of the winter quilt so I can gather that up If I need to.
    I've found that I really like the DIY quilts because I can change things to make the quilt to exactly how I want and need it to be. And I've found that after I've made the quilt in the pattern that I "thought" I wanted, if in testing I find that things are not working or I discover that I want to try another idea, I usually can just change it. I'm finding that I like my quilts to be more versaltal and having the cord, cord-locks, velcro, ties ect... makes the quilt able to function (at least for me) in a wider range of situations.
    Good luck with your quilt making and then quilt testing!!!

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    I used the the BPL example and the KickAss quilt tutorial (help with sewing techniques more than shape), but it seems the KickAss quilt tutorial link no longer works
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    I used the the BPL example and the KickAss quilt tutorial (help with sewing techniques more than shape), but it seems the KickAss quilt tutorial link no longer works
    It's here on the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    It's here on the forum.
    and a big for HF!

    even if your not doing the same shape, his sewing discriptions are very good
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