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    Thanks Neo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Thanks Neo.
    what was total cost and time involed in making it neo

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    It was about $70.00 total (15 of which was shipping for the insulation --ouch-- anyone else can do better there). It took me a few weeks (3?) of working at it a very little bit at a time. I also spent some time hemming things nicely that won't ever be seen. Live and learn.

    I'm sure if someone worked hard on nothing but that and didn't have kids, or a job, etc. it might only take a week. (And assuming you knew what you had to do and how to do it, of course...)

    But I'm just guessing.


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    I'd say it could be done in a weekend by an experienced gear maker with some dedication. (And few interruptions.)

    I'd put the channels for the drawstrings in the seam between the outer and inner covers and sew them in when you did that seam. It'd be a bit more work in setting it up and pinning the seam, but it'd be done in 1 step.
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    A weekend? I guess I'm still thinking like a beginner. I also have 3 little major interruptions...

    I'll look into your advice about the channels. I already pinned everything anyway, so it wouldn't take much more to do. How large are your generic channels? I tried to make mine fairly narrow in diameter, to just fit one 550 cord with not much space left.

    How would you be able to tell how you're doing (or whether you're messing up) if you sew everything at once?


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    That's part of the "experienced" aspect... ... Also you make the strip that becomes the channel wide enough to see the edges of it along with the edges of the two layers. So you watch the edges, in a sense.

    Also I'd have made the channels larger... Say 3/4" when finished and laying flat. Makes it easier to thread things down them. To keep from losing the spring locks, I'd simply stitch the end half closed, or use the ribbon anchorable ones like used on the KAQ.

    Interruptions make a huge difference. I've been working on simple hemmed and whipped hammock for three days now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    How would you be able to tell how you're doing (or whether you're messing up) if you sew everything at once?
    most of that is taken care of with careful prep and pinning.. if its all pinned correctly then sewing it just makes it permanent.

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    Ok. Gotcha. I understand what y'all are saying. Well, like I said, live and learn. I'll definitely do it differently next time.

    Thanks!


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    I know its not macho or cool, but there are some really good resources for sewing techniques. Either in print or online.

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    I recently completed my first down quilt and I used the tutorial by Hammock Engineer located here.

    On my quilt, I left three inches of extra material on the ends which you roll twice making a one inch seam. Sew the bottom part of that seam and you get a channel.

    In your case, it appears that you made it like pillow case and sewed it inside out and then inverted it. This really isn't an option with the baffled quilt. I'm not sure a rolled seam edge would be the nicest for you but it would make things easier.

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