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    These quilts looks very nice. Good detail in the instructions. I have been thinking of making one. However, either I am miss understanding something, or there is an error in the calculations. It says

    Total Down Used = [ 7488 / 750 ] x (.15) = 15 oz

    I would think it should be

    Total Down Before Overstuff = [ 7488 / 750 ] =10 oz

    Amount for Overstuff = [ 7488 / 750 ] x (.15) = 1.5 oz

    For a total of 11.5 ounces. So I save 3 ounces of weight and the price of the down? Am I missing something?


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    Following those dimensions, it looks like 11.5 ounces would be correct.

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    How do you attatch this to the hammock?

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    With JRB-style suspension:
    http://www.tothewoods.net/JRB.html
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    Thanks for the info.

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    I am thinking about making 1 of these. I see that the baffles run "around " the quilt. Would it be better to make them run the length of the quilt? Does it not really matter?
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    I'm about to make another set of quits. The 2 I made are nearing the end of their lifes. They don't loft as much as they used it. But I got a couple hundred uses out of them.

    There is a Speer quilt that goes the long ways. One of the thoughts is the down settles more with the long way. I think the down settles more than I like with the baffles running width ways. The sides get really cold if I don't put my top quilt over me on the inside.

    I think on my next one I am going to make box baffles and see how that goes.

    On the directions I made mine came out a little short if you want to pull it over your head as a top quilt. I'm planning on making it 8 or so inches longer than I am tall.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Senior Member hangnout's Avatar
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    Think the .15 should have been 1.5


    Quote Originally Posted by krugd View Post
    These quilts looks very nice. Good detail in the instructions. I have been thinking of making one. However, either I am miss understanding something, or there is an error in the calculations. It says

    Total Down Used = [ 7488 / 750 ] x (.15) = 15 oz

    I would think it should be

    Total Down Before Overstuff = [ 7488 / 750 ] =10 oz

    Amount for Overstuff = [ 7488 / 750 ] x (.15) = 1.5 oz

    For a total of 11.5 ounces. So I save 3 ounces of weight and the price of the down? Am I missing something?


    My stitches are every bit as straight as the trails I hike.

    PS Just realized I answered a post from Feb '10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    I'm about to make another set of quits. The 2 I made are nearing the end of their lifes. They don't loft as much as they used it. But I got a couple hundred uses out of them.
    What is the problem? I have down sleeping bags that are 15+ years old and still work great. I've washed them dozens of times over the years using down cleaner, and it always seems to perk them right back up. I'll admit that the one I use most has lost a little loft, but I suspect it is due to losing feathers over the years. What is lacking in your old quilts that makes you inclined to replace them? btw, I do understand if you are replacing them just because you want to make new ones and try a new design
    Life is hard? Compared to what?

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    Maybe this is a stupid question, but would this quilt also work as a top quilt?
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