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    Smile First DIY Topquilt finished :)

    Just finished my first DIY down quilt two days ago (with my old foot-driven Pfaff 130) :

    - about 3m (~ 3.3 yards) Pertex Quantum
    - about 1.5m (~1.65 yards) nano-see-um netting
    - 250g (~ 8.82 oz) 700 cuin down from Poland (european rated ).
    - some cord (dyneema, elastic) and a tanka

    Weight: 470g (~ 16.57 oz)
    Loft: 2 inches, could be 3 if down is completely shaken to the top part ... and if I made bigger chambers .

    Not tested outside yet. ... But woke up like a warm baby at home
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    very nice job,,, I love your thread banger...

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    Very nice! What are the dimensions of this little beauty?

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    Looks great!

    Sieht wirklich gelungen aus! Hut ab.

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    Thanks guys!

    It's a kind of trapezoid:

    height: 180cm (~ 71 in)
    top-width: 130cm (~ 51 in)
    bottom-width: 100 cm (~ 39 in)

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    That is a very well done piece of kit you have there. You should be proud.

    John

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    Very nice looking! I'm thinking the Pertex Quantum is super comfy fabric from all I've heard! Good job!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    @Savage: Thx -- I am
    @beep: Pertex Quantum really feels nice -- enrichment for your sleep!

    I have filled the first and last 4 compartments with more down than the middle ones (warm feet and warm chest contribute to my comfy sleep alot).

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    most excellent looking..please update when you have a chance to test it outside. have you noticed a need for draft-stoppers at all? KM

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    Hey KM! Thanks alot! I've had this baby outside several times now. On top I've had the TQ in the alps at between 7000-8000ft AMSL in summer 2010 (unfortunately that's above treeline). Pimped with a survival blanket temperatures around 40F were okay (cold, but I even got some sleep).Draft-stoppers I've never needed also not during high winds hanging outside.

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