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    Senior Member Trugracie's Avatar
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    Thanks for the kind words guys!
    As far as what else I used.
    My UQ is made out of a $25 sleeping bag cut in half, so per say, I'm only using half a 45 deg sleeping bag.
    I also used a truck windshield sun block as a pad, which covered me from neck to calves.
    Clothing was just wool socks, cargo shorts, T shirt, and a fleece jacket.
    I'm really confident with this quilt for 3 season camping, now all I need is to make a UQ with the Yeti dimensions, and I should be good to go.
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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.

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    You actually did see it at the Uwharrie hang, If you look in your pictures, I'm sure you'll find it.
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trugracie View Post
    Thanks for the kind words guys!
    As far as what else I used.
    My UQ is made out of a $25 sleeping bag cut in half, so per say, I'm only using half a 45 deg sleeping bag.
    I also used a truck windshield sun block as a pad, which covered me from neck to calves.
    Clothing was just wool socks, cargo shorts, T shirt, and a fleece jacket.
    I'm really confident with this quilt for 3 season camping, now all I need is to make a UQ with the Yeti dimensions, and I should be good to go.
    Thanks... that's really impressive. I use a truck windshield sun block fairly often myself for real cold weather. Thanks for posting your experience and your DIY quilt.
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    Im impressed how small it packed down to considering the fleece. What kind of fleece is it? I know they have windblock fleece, but not sure if thats something you can purchase anywhere, same with the 100 and 200 wt. fleece. I have some motorcycle specific fleece garments and they work very well and thought that kind of material would be good.

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    Trugracie Nice Job, I love the colors! I too have wanted to put these same materials
    together and have the materials but my ripstop is some wally's camo pattern, i like yours
    much better....oh boy any ripstop sales out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKT View Post
    Trugracie Nice Job, I love the colors! I too have wanted to put these same materials
    together and have the materials but my ripstop is some wally's camo pattern, i like yours
    much better....oh boy any ripstop sales out there?
    Sclittlefield is selling green ripstop 2nds at $2.50/yd... The stuff he sent me doesn't look like seconds...

    Check the Fabrics forum, lots of Walmart fabric info.

    I just wish I hadn't waited on the first IX group buy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKT View Post
    ....oh boy any ripstop sales out there?
    I'll be putting together another sale very soon on 1.1oz Woodland Camo Ripstop Nylon FIRSTS for $2.75/yd.

    There's a thread on it here. Toss in a post if you have interest in some - it'll help me know how much to order.
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    Wow!
    Thank you for approving my project.
    I thought I was the only one that was impressed with the results I got.
    As far as the material, I purchased all from a local Hancock Fabrics.
    My fleece is the regular $3.50 a yard stuff that they have sometimes even cheaper due to color.
    I really think that by making a UQ with Ripstop, 3 layers of IX, and maybe fleece, I should be good. My plans are to make it 48" x 42", hopefully it will pack nice and small, and weigh next to nothing.
    My quilt is very light weight, even though it looks heavy. I was very impressed with the results, I just hope it works just as well with my UQ.
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    This may be my first diy project...did you use an existing pattern, or is it just a simple tapered polygon sewn shut on the narrow end?
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