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    Senior Member Trugracie's Avatar
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    Insultex/Fleece Quilt

    OK guys, this is my first DIY project, so take it easy on me.
    The good thing about my project, is that it actually worked!
    So, without further due, here it is.


    I used 1.1 ripstop, 2 layers of IX, and fleece.


    I left channels for shock cord, however I don't really need it.




    Total dimensions are 72"L x 48"W(Top) x 20"W(Bottom)


    DIY Stuff Sack.


    In the stuff sack measuring 19"x 6"

    REVIEW:
    Over all, Very warm!
    I used it on the Uwharrie hang, and stayed quite warm at temperatures in the high 20s to low 30's.
    I don't have a scale, but it is very light weight and doesn't take much space in my pack.
    I am very happy with this project, and will soon be working on a UQ made with IX, however, I haven't decided what other materials to use with it.

    BOTTOM LINE:
    It was very cost efficient, at about $40.00, and the fact that I made it myself kinda gives it a special feel to it.
    I know its not down, compressible, or feather light, but the fact of the matter is, It didn't even cost me a fraction of a down quilt either.(types with his chin up high)

    Thanks for looking at my project, and happy hangin'!
    Don't let up until you hear cartilage snap, or they crap in their pants. Sal Bandini

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    Nice!

    It looks great! What's the weight for it?

    Randy
    “Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared” - Jack Handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin'Yankee View Post
    It looks great! What's the weight for it?

    Randy
    I unfortunately don't have a scale, sorry.
    I'd say between 14 and 18oz.
    Don't let up until you hear cartilage snap, or they crap in their pants. Sal Bandini

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    Well done TG!
    Looks nice, functional and sturdy...Everything I want in a piece.
    Tom

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    Good job! I am completely unfamiliar with fleece, have always avoided it because of static cling... but it seems to be a great 'conforming material' for use with IX. The price is right!

    Can't wait to see the UQ.

    - MacEntyre
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Good job! I am completely unfamiliar with fleece, have always avoided it because of static cling... but it seems to be a great 'conforming material' for use with IX. The price is right!

    Can't wait to see the UQ.

    - MacEntyre
    You actually did see it at the Uwharrie hang, If you look in your pictures, I'm sure you'll find it.
    Don't let up until you hear cartilage snap, or they crap in their pants. Sal Bandini

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trugracie View Post
    You actually did see it...
    I meant this one:
    Quote Originally Posted by Trugracie View Post
    ...will soon be working on a UQ made with IX, however, I haven't decided what other materials to use with it.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Fleece and Nylon

    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Good job! I am completely unfamiliar with fleece, have always avoided it because of static cling... but it seems to be a great 'conforming material' for use with IX. The price is right!

    Can't wait to see the UQ.

    - MacEntyre
    Don't I remember a particular thread about fleece and nylon (or silk) in a hammock about generating enough static electricity to generate a spectacular fireworks display inside your hammock at night to provide plenty of cheap entertainment. Also didn't somebody list about putting a ground wire clip on one side of the hammock and clipping a piece of aluminum foil to your tongue with an alligator clip and wire lead to that, then running both wires to your hand held video game or DVD player (use one of the common adapter jacks readily available at Radio Shak)then rubbing your fleece pant legs again the sides of the hammock to generate electricity to power them. That way you could get your exercise while running in place on your back in your hammock while playing your video game at the same time. Just curious if anybody has tried this yet? Anyways, Mac, you could use the static cling effect to hold the top quilt in place at the least and not need any draw cords to keep it in place.Night,nights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newzy View Post
    ...you could use the static cling effect to hold the top quilt in place at the least and not need any draw cords...
    But then a fog would roll in, the static would dissapate and everything would fall apart!

    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    RE:static
    I made a test quilt starting with just a ripstop shell, and I've been sliding in various loft battings... I had a layer of insul-brite in it, but my daughter kept getting shocked when the humidity was exceptionally low...

    Back on topic: what are the dimensions of your quilt (before the footbox was sewn?)

    Anybody have a guidline for a pattern?

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