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    Now I want to make one. Anybody got a 0deg bag their not using?
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    Good looking quilt son!

    So sorry you contracted the terrible and infamous Budgerigar Dander Pneumonicosis in the process of doing a DIY project.

    That is why I elected to go with a Shug suggestion, GSETDI (Get Someone Else To Do It).

    RedOleary is murdering one of my sleeping bags as we speak, to see if he can make a DIY Peapod.

    Ya gotta wuv those guys and girls that like to make stuff out of your stuff.
    Wait a minute....I better go check to see how Red is doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackleberry View Post
    I was hoping to finish my longer 12' hammock tonight, but I've spent the last hour trying to sew 12 inches... Either this Coats and Clark thread sucks, this Brother LS-2125i sucks, I suck, or some combination of the above.
    Funny, I have the same machine... $35 on craigslist.

    Try a new needle, and gutterman's thread. Don't get heavy-duty thread.

    What exact problems are you having??
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    Just got a Golite Featherlite bag (40 deg, no zipper) and have been tempted to do the same. Looks great!

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    Friends don't let friends use Coats and Clark. Or dull needles.

    You may have enough down left for a partial UQ, a la Warbonnet Yeti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Don't get heavy-duty thread.
    This is a great piece of advice. I got heavy-duty thread to do my first hammock and it doesn't work well with the thin, lightweight fabric. I think getting thinner thread would probably be a great place to start and might save you a lot of heart-ache.
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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMACK View Post
    Just got a Golite Featherlite bag (40 deg, no zipper) and have been tempted to do the same. Looks great!
    I just converted a Kelty 20F bag to TQ with some weirdo mods. I'll start a new thread for it, but I'm VERY pleased with the results!

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    Very nice job looks professional by the picture....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Funny, I have the same machine... $35 on craigslist.

    Try a new needle, and gutterman's thread. Don't get heavy-duty thread.

    What exact problems are you having??
    This one was $30 at a garage sale. The GF wanted it--I advised against buying such a flimsy plastic modern machine. She insisted, so I bought it for her anyway, and, of course, she hasn't gone near it since.

    The needle appears to be sharp... I've got some guttermanns coming in the mail.

    The problem I'm having is that I can get the upper and lower tension set just right and sew for a few feet, then suddenly, without any action on my part, it will start rattling and producing loops on the downward face (right side?) of the fabric. Then the loops get caught in the dogs and make a mess. At this point, seemingly no amount of fiddling will get it working again. Then, just as suddenly, it will start working. This random reinforcement makes it tempting to just keep trying, but I'm going to wait on the new thread and see if that helps.

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