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    Seems that, in this case, the quilting is more to keep the shell in place than the insulation. Thanks for the tip.

    I'm considering making the quilt taper at the bottom to reduce weight. Anyone have any experience with a quilt made like that? My bed sheet mock-up seems okay, but I'm not yet fully confident in its coverage.

    My only real problem with this quilt is that I won't have time to finish it before classes start and I doubt I can take my mom's sewing machine on campus (she would kill me). I'll have to wait until winter break . Oh well, more time to design it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackRabbit View Post
    I'm considering making the quilt taper at the bottom to reduce weight. Anyone have any experience with a quilt made like that?
    The Potomac quilt linked at the top of this thread tapers at the foot end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    The Potomac quilt linked at the top of this thread tapers at the foot end.
    Yes, but the Potomac is an underquilt. I was curious if anyone had done this a regular quilt.
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    There's a few threads here on this topic. Here's one.


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    That thread seems to indicate that tapering is not worth it in most cases, and some quick calculations on my part seem to agree. I would only save about an ounce on a three season quilt.

    I like HE's idea of making the quilt work as an underquilt as well. I couldn't run into regrets that I didn't make the other first if it works as both !
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