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    MY DIY down UQ

    So here is my DIY UQ. I hope the instructions help people and they can enjoy the fun I had making mine.
    Special thanks to…
    Kevin aka dblcornoa
    Frank @ feathertex.com
    Scott @ backwoodsdaydreamer.com
    Adam @ hammockgear.com
    Without you four great guy’s for input I would not have been able to make what I think is a pretty nice DIY UQ.

    Dims 75x43x5.0, I think I should be good down to 0F.

    If anyone has questions please let me know, I'd be happy to share what I've learned.

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    Nice

    That looks like a really well made piece of gear. Inspiring. How much time do you estimate you put into it?

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    Awesome man .. Wish I could do ... great stuff, thanks for posting.
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    That looks good. Looking forward to checking it out this weekend.
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    Great Job!!

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    Thanks sooo much for the documentation.

    I'm on the verge of jumping into a down quilt project myself. This is a big help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoat View Post
    That looks like a really well made piece of gear. Inspiring. How much time do you estimate you put into it?
    i would say if you started on a friday evening you could finish it sunday night never doing one before. i'm sure those that make it are more comfortable with cutting and a faster at the machine.

    inner layer - to measure, mark, cut darts, pin, sew I would put at 2.5 hours

    inner layer with baffles - i would say 20mins to mark and cut those out and another 2 hours to sew

    baffles to inner layer - i would say 1-2 hours. i was careful when sewing and took my time. I kept checking the underside to make sure i wasn't sewing the material twice.

    outer layer - I would say about about 1.5 hours to measure, cut, pin and sew.

    inner to outer mate - i would say about 1.5 starting at the left and sewing baffles to the right

    velcro center with little baffle at butt- i would say about an hour

    stuff the two 0.5 oz chambers - about an hour

    gross grain pin and sew the foot end - 30mins

    stuff everything except the two outer chambers - 5-7hrs, it was this long due to my method, my wife's mouth and not wanting to loose any down. i recieved mine in small 2.5bags which worked well. i stuffed them down the chambers and shook them until most was out and then hand fed the rest through my funnel.

    gross grain to lenth - probably an hour each side

    stuffing the outer chambers 45 mins each side

    gross grain the head end - 30mins

    finishing off the ends of the gross grain and adding the suspension - 1 hour

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    That sure is a fine looking quilt.

    I hope to hear the trip report after the weekend.

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    OUTSTANDING!!!! Great job and fantastic write up BG.... Looking forward to seeing it next time we catch up....
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    Really nice quilt. That PDF is a huge bonus! Thanks for putting it together - it's going to help a lot of folk along.
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