Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: DIY Summer TQ

  1. #1
    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Schuylkill Co. PA
    Hammock
    DIY,WBBB,DutchBridge
    Tarp
    Cuben,Superfly
    Insulation
    Quilts :P
    Suspension
    Dutchware
    Posts
    5,107

    DIY Summer TQ

    Hey i got done my Summer TQ tonight and just wanted to share it with everyone...took about 8 hours from start to finish ...
    used 7oz of Stormcrow Down ...it is modeled after the JRB Stealth minus the head hole...
    comes in a 14.4oz
    and is 78x48
    Attached Images Attached Images
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

  2. #2
    sclittlefield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern woods of Maine
    Hammock
    It's a Secret.
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream
    Insulation
    Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Slings
    Posts
    1,435
    Images
    95
    Looks fantastic! Did you sew thru or use very small baffles? I bet sew thru would make a great summer quilt - nice and quick.
    DIY Gear Supply - Your source for DIY outdoor gear.

  3. #3
    Senior Member JerryW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Central Illinois
    Hammock
    DIY 11' & Bridge
    Tarp
    DIY Hex/Grizz Beak
    Insulation
    DIY UQ and TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,155
    Images
    101
    Looks great! I've been thinking about making a lighter quilt for summer and this was just the bump I needed.


    Jerry
    The "Search" function is your friend!

  4. #4
    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Schuylkill Co. PA
    Hammock
    DIY,WBBB,DutchBridge
    Tarp
    Cuben,Superfly
    Insulation
    Quilts :P
    Suspension
    Dutchware
    Posts
    5,107
    yes i should have posted that...it's sewn through....i didn't think baffles were needed for a summer quilt...
    it's 64 degrees out and i tried them together both the TQ and UQ i made and i was hot...so i will say 50 degrees...amybe 45 is the limit for them ...
    so mid april to beginning of Oct would be the tims i would use them

    it just fits me too LOL...i cut this one way close
    after making this quilt set you really get a feel for what Stormcrow and Paul go through ...it's alot of work...i would pull my hair out if i had to make 3 a days non stop

    next i'm going to try Tarps ....

    also packs down really small...about the size of a softball...but i like to pack it loose...help take up dead air in my pack
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

  5. #5
    SmokeBait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Defiance, Missouri
    Hammock
    Warbonett BB 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream2
    Insulation
    Winter Crowsnest
    Suspension
    whoopieslings.com
    Posts
    1,505
    Awesome job! I really would like to have a very lightweight down summer quilt but don't think I have the skill set to make one. Nobody makes one that light and the closest is JRB's Shenandoah which is still way more than I need. Hopefully somebody will make one someday

    SmokeBait

  6. #6
    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Schuylkill Co. PA
    Hammock
    DIY,WBBB,DutchBridge
    Tarp
    Cuben,Superfly
    Insulation
    Quilts :P
    Suspension
    Dutchware
    Posts
    5,107
    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    Awesome job! I really would like to have a very lightweight down summer quilt but don't think I have the skill set to make one. Nobody makes one that light and the closest is JRB's Shenandoah which is still way more than I need. Hopefully somebody will make one someday

    SmokeBait
    Thanks everyone....SB this is only the 5th thing i make so far...i'm still new to sewing...
    it's really not that hard...the first one took forever...and i made some boo boo's

    but after that it's been smooth sailing...the worst part about it is it takes time...can't rush it...but in the end...it pays off
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

  7. #7
    gargoyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Middleville, Mi
    Hammock
    G-Bird II
    Tarp
    Ogee tarp
    Insulation
    AHE TQ DIY Down UQ
    Suspension
    whoop dutch!
    Posts
    6,091
    Images
    46
    Nice glp, your gonna be one big bluebird now. I'm thinking a tarp will be easy for you after dealing with baffles and down.

    I'm putting off dealing with the down and baffles, your a brave man.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

  8. #8
    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Schuylkill Co. PA
    Hammock
    DIY,WBBB,DutchBridge
    Tarp
    Cuben,Superfly
    Insulation
    Quilts :P
    Suspension
    Dutchware
    Posts
    5,107
    i hope the tarp is easy LOL...
    but first i'm going to make my Bugnet Sock....bug season is almost here
    then i'll work on a tarp...my goal with the tarp is to make a UL tarp for hammocks...must be under 13oz ...so i might try Spinn or Cuben ...not sure yet...i know it will be a Cat cut ...with removable doors for the winter time
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

  9. #9
    Senior Member Bleemus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Vermont
    Hammock
    JRB Bridge and WBBB 1.0 DBL
    Tarp
    Mamajamba SpinnUL
    Insulation
    Gossamer Gear 1/4"
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings!
    Posts
    318
    Great job. Makes me want to buy a machine and get at it. I was a sailmaker for many years and had some mad sewing skills. Could do 70 foot seams and it looked like it was done on a ruler. I was cheating of course with a sewing pit in the floor and two guys helping move the sail for me while I steered the machine.

    Have a hard time justifying the purchase of a $1000 used Juki though so I just ordered me a Mamajamba SpinnUL from WB. Maybe by fall I will get up the courage and just get a machine and make the doors for it.

    Keep up the good work. From what it looks like tarps are gonna be a piece of cake for you!

  10. #10
    Knotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Denville, NJ, USA
    Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Phoenix and Nest
    Suspension
    cinch buckles
    Posts
    4,448
    Images
    227
    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    i hope the tarp is easy LOL...
    but first i'm going to make my Bugnet Sock....bug season is almost here
    then i'll work on a tarp...my goal with the tarp is to make a UL tarp for hammocks...must be under 13oz ...so i might try Spinn or Cuben ...not sure yet...i know it will be a Cat cut ...with removable doors for the winter time
    After doing quilts I think a tarp will prove easy for you. Nice work.
    Knotty
    "Don't speak unless it improves the silence." -proverb
    DIY Gathered End Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side Hammock
    Stretch-Side "Knotty Mod"
    DIY Bugnet

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •