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    Scum, start your run at a corner, and stop before you get to the middle. Start at the other corner, and when you get within a foot of where you stopped the first run, start pleating the edge. Just fold the edge to take up an inch and a half or so, and stitch right over it. Check to see if the edge lengths are the same. If not, add another pleat a couple of inches further down. Eventually, you will take up the extra 4" of length.

    If I had a differential of 4", I would just add another dart. Either way, you have to adjust with pleats to align the edges. Just make sure your adjustments are between the corners. I do this on all four edges. If you always start at the corners, the corners will always align.
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    Brilliant! See, I knew you guys would have some wisdom for me. Thank you very much for the tip.

    If I can get ahold of the thread injector, I'll be working this over the weekend and have some pics for ya. I have a planned campout next weekend where the temps are looking to be in the mid 20s to low 30s so I gotta get this done quick!

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    As Promised

    Here's my results. I'm very happy with how this turned out. I certainly learned a lot as I went. It won't win any contests for straight seams, but overall this was much easier than I expected it to be. Hardest part was threading the stupid needle.

    Hopefully, I'll have a chance to test this out in the cold next weekend.

    The final product:


    View of the shell. I used a poncho liner cut to size of the outermost IX. It's what I had available and I'm hoping this will give even more boost to the temps I can use this for.


    Here's a couple of the intermediate steps. I'm cheap, so I used what I had available which means green thread on the white ix but it works just the same. I folded the darts over and sewed them flat rather then cutting them out as well.






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    scum that is really great looking
    ...in it for pics.

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    Very nice looking IX Quilt Scum. Did you find that after darting the material the edges lined up pretty well? I also like the addition of the poncho liner; Roz already wants me to do this to hers!

    Be sure to report the temps and warm of the IX Quilt after next weekend. Every one is jonesing for good temperature info on this stuff as it is so new.

    Again, great job!
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    Things lined up very well actually. There was very little need for pleating as I had feared. As the instructions state, lots of pinning helps. Kudos again to Sclittlefield for the instructions.

    The campouts still on so hopefully I'll have some good numbers. I'll be car camping so I'll be able to push the limit a bit with the option to supplement if needed. Here's hoping for cold temp...

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    Very nice looking uq scum!!
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    Nice work!


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    very nice,,, thanks for the instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by scum View Post
    I've got my IX & plan to start on this soon. I have a question about the differential cut. When it comes time to sew them together, on any given edge I'll have 3 different lengths to line up. How do you sew these together? At some point is there some 'bunching' that happens on the longer length so that the corners can all line up? Maybe a bit of stretching on the inner layer - or both? Seems like bunching would kind of defeat the point. Do you just center the layers and not try to line up the corners?
    Once you sew the V's together, all perimeter lengths are equal. The 48" wide piece has 6" removed (in 2-3" pleats), giving you 42". The 46" wide piece has 4" removed in one pleat, giving you 42". And the 44" wide piece has 2" removed in one pleat, giving you 42". Following the instructions, all pieces will end up being 42" wide and 60" long.

    By my math,
    48-3-3=42"
    46-4=42"
    44-2=42"



    Quote Originally Posted by scum View Post
    Here's my results. I'm very happy with how this turned out. I certainly learned a lot as I went. It won't win any contests for straight seams, but overall this was much easier than I expected it to be. Hardest part was threading the stupid needle.
    I'm glad you got it all sorted out. Your quilt looks great - you should be proud!!! Definitely pipe in with the results once you put it to the test.
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