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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    That looks very warm. Tell us more.

    What are the reasons for choosing a karo step over traditional baffles?
    hey Knotty, I've got a Karo UQ on my projects list for later this winter. My reason---having made 3 down UQs using "traditional" baffles----is that a Karo UQ will be much easier to fill with the down. Moving 12 oz of down with a vacuum cleaner setup---about 3 grams at a time---gets real old real fast.

    so that's my intention anyway....I have a few other things I have to make first.
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    T-shirt quote from "Despicable Me"...

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    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
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    nice work

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    Did you use the "tent" method when you filled it.

    Rather did you set up a tent and fill the quilt inside the tent?
    It worked really well for me when I brought the vacuum in with me.
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    Wow!! That's stunning work. I can tell you really did this project up. Wonderful. Let us know how you do when you field test it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    hey Knotty, I've got a Karo UQ on my projects list for later this winter. My reason---having made 3 down UQs using "traditional" baffles----is that a Karo UQ will be much easier to fill with the down. Moving 12 oz of down with a vacuum cleaner setup---about 3 grams at a time---gets real old real fast.

    so that's my intention anyway....I have a few other things I have to make first.
    Thanks for the explanation Grizz. Has anyone done a karo step differential cut quilt or is that just crazy talk?
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    Whoa momma, that looks warm - great job.

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    Thanks for the complements everyone

    samiam2714 I'm glad you got thru the problems of construction, no I didn't use the tent method for filling. I did use the vacuum wand for a bit but when I discovered that I could snake a bag of down past 2 or 3 steps and dump it, I was done in no time.

    Knotty I choose the Karo Step over traditional baffles because I liked the look and the added functionality of being able to move down around which works well by the way and stays
    put once there.

    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    Looks great, PKT. The next one will be easy, right?


    Jerry

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    your pics was my inspiration that puff monster you made was awesome! I'd look at your pics and others for hours. Easier next time??? Man I'd hope so

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    jerry helped me with the basic steps and you can get at those threads by doing a search on the subject, I marked out top and bottom with blue painters tape where the baffles would be and numbered them on the tape and the baffle that helped me allot.

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    That looks amazing. well done with the Karo. The ease of filling is such a plus and it comes out looking good eh. Best wishes with your new companion!
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    BEAUTIFUL!

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